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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Helpful Resources & Best Business Practices

Due to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to ensure business members across Kerrisdale have access to the most helpful resources available. Below you will find a link to learn more about business policies and best practices for consideration as well as where you can follow the evolving situation from trusted sources. 

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the risk of transmission of the virus in B.C. communities remains low at this time. Officials here in BC continue to effectively monitor, control, and treat the virus. A Provincial Coordination Committee is in place to respond to COVID-19 in B.C. and updates are being released every day. This committee will co-ordinate provincial preparedness and response across our health sector.

The Kerrisdale Business Association encourages members to support an informed and healthy work environment by: 

  • washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or by using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • frequently cleaning and disinfecting all staff common areas and high-touch surfaces
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • coughing or sneezing into your elbow and not your hands
  • opting out of handshakes for the time being
  • staying home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others


Looking for more thorough resources on how to incorporate best practices at the workplace? Life Labs Learning has created
a shared document that looks at policies being implemented by over 250 different companies as a proactive response to COVID-19.

What the KBA Can Do For You

If you decide to close your business temporarily for any reason, please inform the Kerrisdale Business Association. Our Community Safety Patrol team can be alerted to keep an extra eye on the property during their regular district patrols. 

We stand ready to provide further updates to the KBA membership if the economic and community impact of the situation were to rapidly change. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us at info@kerrisdalevillage.com with any questions or concerns.  

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Letter from the VCH Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer: Operating a Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

www.kerrisdalevillage.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-VCH-Businesses-May-7-2020.pdf

WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Safety Plan

 Employers resuming operations following work interruptions related to COVID-19 must develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

This tool will guide you through a six-step process to help you create your plan. The tool in the link below is provided as a fillable PDF you can download and save with the details of the plan for your workplace.

www.kerrisdalevillage.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/work-safe-bc-covid-19-safety-plan-pdf-en.pdf

Additional resources and information about COVID-19 are also available on WorkSafeBC.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

B.C. Centre for Disease Control virus update:
www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

Government of Canada virus update:
www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

World Health Organization virus update:
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

Government of Canada Travel Advice:
www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Harvard Business Review: 8 questions employers should ask about Coronavirus:
www.hbr.org/2020/03/8-questions-employers-should-ask-about-coronavirus

Plastic Barriers & Social Distancing Floor Stickers:
info@qualityawning.ca

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses  – COVID-19 updates and action items:
www.cfib-fcei.ca

Save Small Business BC:
www.savesmallbusiness.ca