Statement of purpose
Caslys is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all staff, as well as others who may enter our premises. Our COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines measures that we are taking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our workplace.
Development of the safety plan
The policies and procedures outlined within the Caslys COVID-19 Safety Plan are based on guidance published by the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafeBC. Caslys will modify this plan and any procedures if they are not effective and working as necessary.
Questions or concerns regarding compliance with our COVID-19 Safety Plan may be directed to the owners of Caslys via phone or email: Jason Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org; 250-686-8801) or Luanne Richardson (email@example.com; 250-884-6481).
Protocol for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission
We prohibit all our staff from reporting to work if they have COVID-19. They may return to work only if they meet one of the following conditions:
- Fever completely gone for at least three days AND improved respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing) AND at least five days have passed since the initial onset of symptoms.
- Fever completely gone AND improved respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing) AND negative results from the public authority’s COVID-19 testing protocol (to date = two negative tests 24 hours apart).
If staff present illness symptoms, they may be excused from work without requiring a doctor’s note. Staff must report respiratory illness to Jason Shaw or Luanne Richardson and cannot return to work for at least 5 days following the onset of cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing and/or shortness of breath. If a staff member is sick or has known close contact with someone who had COVID-19, they should work from home for a minimum of 5 days after exposure. Contact 8-1-1 if further health advice is required; and 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.
Caslys has implemented measures to keep staff at least 2 metres apart, including installing additional barriers; therefore, all 12 staff members can be at the office at the same time and feel comfortable on physically distancing.
As much as possible, all staff must adhere to the general precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing measures. Staff are encouraged to disinfect their own workstations and other high-contact areas and items regularly with the hygiene products provided. If you are healthy, staff are not required to wear masks at this time; however, that is your choice and people wearing masks should be respected.
Caslys has implemented the following facility adaptations to continue to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Individual hand sanitizer is available at every person’s desk and at the entrance.
- Hand-sanitizer wipes are in the meeting room, kitchen, lunchroom and front-entrance to wipe handles and light switches.
- Soap and paper towels are available in both bathrooms and the kitchen. Hand towels are no longer available.
- Masks are available if staff in the kitchen for any staff who would like to wear a mask; or if there is a visitor or customer in the office.
All visitors must adhere to our company’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. As much as possible, visitors should be allowed only minimal access to parts of the office to avoid contamination of people and spaces. Depending on the number of staff in the office, visitors may be required to wear a mask.
Last updated: 2022-07-11