Flamborough Chamber of Commerce
#113– 7 Innovation Dr. Flamborough, ON  L9H 7H9
T: 905-689-7650  F: 905-689-1313
POLICY REGARDING COVID-19

Hello everyone,

Canadian government authorities continue to state that the public health risk of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low, but have indicated that companies and individuals should be prepared for the local outbreak to grow as a precaution. We are completing a Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) pandemic operations and communications plan and will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.

In order to ensure the safety of our FCC team and membership, we are implementing updated guidelines effective immediately:

Everyday preventive actions to help reduce the spread of germs

  • Refrain from handshakes/hugs
  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness of any kind (e.g. fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.) please stay home and seek medical treatment.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

Business or Personal Travel

  • Everyone should carefully consider the risks of any business and personal travel, especially in advance of the winter/spring vacation period, such as March Break.
  • No FCC staff may travel on FCC business to or through the following high-risk jurisdictions without Executive Director approval: mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Iran or Northern Italy
  • If you are planning travel for other business or personal travel to or through any of the high-risk jurisdictions listed above, please advise the Executive Director
  • Any FCC contract employee or volunteer(i) returning from a high-risk jurisdiction or living with someone who has done so, (ii) who believes that they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or(iii) is exhibiting symptoms of an acute respiratory illness (e.g. fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.) must immediately report to the Executive Director via email before returning to working on FCC projects/activities and will be required to work remotely for 14 days and permitted to return to normal FCC activities only if they are not showing any symptoms at the conclusion of that 14-day period.
  • Any FCC contract employee or volunteer who has been in contact with someone who (i) has been in a high-risk jurisdiction and(ii) is exhibiting symptoms of, or tests positive for, COVID-19 must immediately notify the Executive Director by email and will be required to work remotely for 14 days following such contact, and permitted to return to normal FCC activities only if they are not showing symptoms at the conclusion of that 14 day period.
  • Any FCC contract employee or volunteer who is planning travel outside of Canada must check theiremail or contact their supervisor before returning to the office to ensure that they are informed of any updates to our guidelines or changes to the jurisdictions considered as high risk.

Regular Programming and Events

  • The ongoing situation will be monitored daily, and events will be rescheduled, or cancelled based on the developing public health risk, and will be communicated to stakeholders and members through all reasonable channels.

We will take reasonable steps necessary to facilitate working from home where possible.  If a contract employee or volunteer would like to return sooner, they can do so with clearance from a medical professional, or agreement from the Executive Director.

Where You Can Find Additional Information

  • https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza.html
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • https:///www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/prevention-risks.html
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

We will continue to monitor and communicate with you if the situation escalates.

Thanks,

Matteo Patricelli
Executive Director