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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for CFIA employees

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continues to deliver services to preserve Canada's food safety system and safeguard its animal and plant resource base, which, in turn, support market access.

If you're in distress

Contact your Employee and Family Assistance Program online or by phone at 1-844-880-9142 for mental health support.

If you're showing symptoms of COVID-19, call your local public health authority. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Vaccination requirements for CFIA employees

All CFIA employees are required to provide their vaccination attestation in the Government of Canada Vaccine Attestation Tracking System (GC-VATS).

Stay informed

As of October 20, 2020, all employee information related to the CFIA's COVID-19 activities can be found on the Merlin COVID-19 page (internal access only). Only select information – which must be accessed remotely – is available below.

Technical support for employees

For urgent requests, call 1-855-545-4411 (Monday to Friday, 6 am to 8 pm ET)

Health and safety

Self-assessment for CFIA employees working in establishments

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