Ont. construction associations support COVID-19 alert app

The Canadian government has released a COVID-19 mobile alert app, which will send a notification if you may have been exposed to the virus.
Oshawa, ON – Construction and design sectors united in support of the new COVID Alert notification app in Ontario. Members of the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) and the Construction Employers Coalition are encouraging all workers to download the app launched by the provincial and federal governments.
Public health officials report that the effectiveness of tracing apps greatly increases when more than 55 per cent of the population uses them on a daily basis.
The COVID-19 alert app can be used at work, home or anywhere to ensure maximum coverage. It is also available across Canada. “Health and safety is about eliminating hazards. Where a hazard cannot be eliminated, a mitigation plan must be put into place,” said David Frame, chair of the Construction Employers Coalition and director of government relations at the Ontario General Contractors Association. “Tracing apps expand our ability to manage COVID-19, but will only work if and when a significant portion of the population participate at home, work and play.” Numbers in Ontario have been on the decline.