MONTREAL, March 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the evolution of the situation regarding COVID-19, Welcome Hall Mission is committed in contributing to the effort of all parties involved in controlling the spread of the virus. At this time, no evidence of COVID-19 transmission has been reported in the community we serve. It is therefore as a preventive measure, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Government of Quebec, that we take important precautions to limit the spread of the virus.
CURRENT STATUS REGARDING OUR DIFFERENT SERVICES
Due to the nature of proximity factors in our establishments, some of our services, such as the Welcome Hall Markets, will be temporarily suspended.
- Welcome Hall Market (South-West and Montreal-North): temporarily suspended
- The Boutique: temporarily suspended
- Macaulay Emergency Shelter: open with elevated protective protocols
- Welcome Hall Residences: open
- Cœur à sœur: temporarily suspended
- Jim Lund Dental Clinic: temporarily suspended
- Medical Consultation: appointments maintained at Macaulay Emergency Shelter
- Tax and legal clinics: temporarily suspended
- Workshops and courses: temporarily suspended
- Tutoring: temporarily suspended
PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE
Although our daily cleaning and hygiene practices already exceed government standards, we would like to inform you that we have taken additional measures to better protect our employees, volunteers and clients from the risks of transmissible infections.
Upon arrival, you will be asked if you have symptoms of a cold or flu. We will also take your temperature. If everything is in order, you will be asked to wash your hands with a disinfectant. If there are flu symptoms present, you should go home immediately. This measure applies to both employees, volunteers and clients.
Returning from Holiday
According to the recommendations of the government, for prevention purposes, you must absolutely isolate yourself for a total of 14 days. You will therefore not be admitted onto the premises.
All counters, offices and other surfaces will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant. Each volunteer should wash their hands with a disinfectant upon arrival and put on gloves immediately afterwards.
No Skin-to-Skin Contact
For your safety, you should adopt contactless greetings (no double kiss or handshaking).
Beyond the suggested precautions, we can only limit the spread of this virus by remaining cautious and avoiding risky situations. If you have symptoms or are unsure, please report it to the reception upon arrival.
OUR COMMUNICATION LINES WILL REMAIN OPEN
To reach Welcome Hall Mission and to obtain further information, please call 514-937-9317.
To stay informed of the most recent news concerning COVID-19, please consult the Ministry of Health and Social Services website: quebec.ca/coronavirus (click on ENGLISH)
SOURCE Welcome Hall Mission
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