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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for CFIA employees

Last updated: 2020-05-20, 16:30 (EDT)

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.

Technical support for employees

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

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.

Health and safety

Self-assessment for CFIA employees working in establishments

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