Construction and Safety Briefing in Around Town
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This week’s Around Town includes top news headlines related to construction and real estate.
Hand Sanitizer: Health Canada Approved. Buy direct from Comox Valley’s Wayward Distillery at waywarddistillery.com or Campbell River’s Shelter Point Distillery at shelterpoint.ca.
WorkSafeBC has received 340 COVID-19 related claims. Only nine claims have been related to the Construction industry with five disallowed and four pending.
Lay-off Extended: The temporary lay-off period has been extended from 13 to 16 weeks for COVID related reasons.
Temperature Checks: Canada’s top public health doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam stated that temperature of people in order to screen for COVID-19 is not effective.
Restart BC: Reopening BC starts mid May with elective surgeries, dentistry and other health services, retail sales, hair salons, restaurants, office worksites, child care, opening parks and recreation. COVID-19 related social distancing and hygiene guidelines are required to be followed. Construction site guidelines remain the same from March 22. bit.ly/bcgovnotices and www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc.
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