Our people have an important role in providing the energy needed to get critical goods and services to healthcare workers, communities, and essential businesses. The health and well-being of Canadians and communities where we operate remain top of mind for us as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation. That's why, along with our service providers, we're taking extra precautions across our operations, transportation and lodges.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many changes are in place to keep both the lodge staff and our workers (our guests) safe. Here are a few of them:
- Screening lodge staff to ensure they have not travelled and they don’t have symptoms when they arrive to start a shift rotation. They are also screened daily to ensure they have not developed symptoms.
- Increased frequency of disinfectant application at high touchpoints
- Ensuring lodge staff and guests use hand sanitizer before entering dining rooms
- Having full-service cafeterias instead of self-serve to minimize touchpoints
- Modifying tables and seating spacing to two metres for physical distancing
- Individually packaging food to minimize touchpoints
- Having all bag-up room items individually packaged
- Closing all gyms and recreation areas
- Marking tape on the floor to distance our guests two metres apart in dining room lines
- Closing cubby holes and coat hooks to eliminate close contact as much as possible
- Eliminating the use of shared bathrooms
- Posting signage throughout the facilities to remind everyone to maintain social distancing and wash their hands frequently
Safety is our number one priority-and these increased safety measures help keep guests and lodge staff safe. Together we will get through this, but only by continuing to be vigilant with our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across worksites and facilities, including lodges.