OHS Canada: Guarding minds through a pandemic
by OHS Canada
Experts reveal mental-health risks associated with quarantine
Navigating through a pandemic in a safe manner requires more than guarding one’s physical well-being.
Workers are also highly susceptible to mental health risks, according to experts.
In early May, Canada had more than 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and counting, at a time when all citizens were expected to quarantine in their primary residence until further notice — unless working a job which requires them to be exempt from this regulation.
And spending extended periods of time at home due to isolation has links to mental stresses.