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Found 10 records similar to 2021 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada—Report 13—Health and Safety of Agricultural Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This audit focused on whether the Canada Revenue Agency and Employment and Social Development Canada ensured that COVID‑19 benefit payments were accurate and paid to eligible applicants and undertook timely procedures to recover overpayments and/or payments made to ineligible recipients. The audit also focused on whether the Canada Revenue Agency and Employment and Social Development Canada managed the COVID‑19 programs efficiently and measured their administrative effectiveness. Finally, the audit examined whether programs’ objectives were achieved and provided value-for-money outcomes.
This audit focused on whether the Public Health Agency of Canada improved its administration of mandatory quarantine orders to limit the introduction of the virus that causes COVID‑19 and the virus variants into Canada from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, the period beginning after the conclusion of our previous audit on this topic. The audit also focused on how the agency implemented and enforced the following additional border control measures introduced in early 2021: COVID‑19 testing for travellers entering Canada, and quarantine of air travellers at government-authorized hotels pending the results of their on‑arrival COVID‑19 tests.
This audit focused on whether Public Services and Procurement Canada provided adequate procurement support to secure COVID‑19 vaccines, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada efficiently provided access to COVID‑19 vaccines, and the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada’s surveillance of COVID‑19 vaccines was effective and timely.
Canada's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been steadfast—keeping up with new scientific evidence and discoveries which allows us to adapt public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and providing guidance to health care workers so they have the appropriate tools they need to treat patients. Yet, there is still more to learn about COVID-19.
The World Health Organization (WHO) refers to symptoms lasting for weeks or months after a COVID-19 infection as post COVID-19 condition. Some studies have reported later symptoms in patients with a severe COVID-19 infection. For example, those who were hospitalized or needed intensive care during recovery. However, post COVID-19 condition may also occur for people with mild or asymptomatic infection who were asked to isolate at home during the infectious phase.
People infected with COVID-19 can shed the virus through their stool, even if they don't have any symptoms. Testing a community's sewage (wastewater) can tell us if COVID-19 is increasing or decreasing in that community. Our scientists have developed a pan-Canadian wastewater network to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. This is in collaboration with provincial, territorial and municipal governments and academia across Canada.
Tabling of Reports 9 and 10 of the Auditor General of Canada before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Report 9, COVID-19 Vaccines
Report 10, Specific COVID-19 Benefits
When people still show symptoms of COVID-19 for weeks or months after their initial recovery, it’s called post COVID-19 condition. It’s also known as long COVID. Post COVID-19 condition may occur in some people after infection.
Travellers entering Canada must follow the rules set out by the Emergency Orders under the Quarantine Act to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
COVID-19 causes a respiratory type infection that is mild in most of the population but can be more severe in those who are older adults or those with chronic underlying conditions. Having a disability alone may not put you at higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having severe illness if you do get COVID-19. However, some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their age, underlying medical conditions or their disability which could put them at greater risk of being exposed and acquiring the infection.