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Today the province announced that the government is extending its Worker Income Protection Benefit program, which provides paid sick days, until July 31, 2022. This program keeps workers safe and ensures they do not lose pay if they need to miss work for reasons related to COVID-19. Employees can continue to access this paid leave to get tested, vaccinated, self-isolate, or care for a family member. Should the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit be extended, workers in Ontario have access to the most generous paid sick days program in Canada.