The BC Human Rights Commission has posted a guide addressing Covid-19.  This document can be found here:   While this guide admittedly is not in place of legal advice, it is instructive of the Commission’s perspective.   In this document, the BC Human Rights Commissioner is quoted as follows:

“In this time of rapidly changing circumstances, neither the Human Rights Tribunal nor the courts have had time to weigh in on whether COVID-19 amounts to a disability. However, in my view as BC’s Human Rights Commissioner, it does”.

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