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Answer for Working notice and COVID-19

First, WorkSafeBC is calling on employers to require employees who are feeling ill to stay away for at least 14 days, regardless of whether the illness is confirmed as COVID-19. https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/health-and-safety/what-employers-should-do So, coming back is out of the question, or at least should be.
I’m not the payroll expert, but I believe that BC does NOT require that employees be available to work during the working notice period. In other words, you don’t have to let them work thru the notice period if you don’t want to. So, I don’t think the employee’s unavailability has any impact on termination notice. But just to be sure, I’m running your Q by our payroll guru, Alan McEwen, and will let you know as soon as I hear back from him. Hope that helps and I’ll get back to u. Glenn