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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. 

As of March 18, 2020, 621 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canada, with 186 of those cases occurring in British Columbia. 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.