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Goward House

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Goward House Risk Assessment and Prevention COVID-19

Our Risk Assessment is currently LOW, following Public Health Canada’s assessment.  Staff have increased cleaning and disinfection of common surfaces, and disinfecting hand wipes have been placed around the House. Also, we have posted a Preventative Reminders poster throughout the House.  We encourage you to stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, or if you have traveled on an airplane in the past two weeks.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information about COVID-19 and learn more about our response below:

.         ISLAND HEALTH
https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/diseases-conditions/novel-cor
onavirus-information

.         BC CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

.         BC OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/offi
ce-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics

.         PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease
-covid-19.html

Regards,

Heidi Hodgins
Goward House Administrator

March 12, 2020

 

Goward House:  COVID-19 PLAN

 

Status Risk Assessment Definition Action
LOW RISK Current 
  • Status Quo
  • Increased cleaning of common surfaces (i.e. door handles, railings, etc.)
  • Hygiene and “when not to come to GH”  suggestions posted 
  • If rentals wish to cancel, full refund is given 
MEDIUM RISK Cases in Greater Victoria 
  • Get advice from local public health
  • Increased notification of membership regarding situation 
  • Kitchen closed!
  • Leaders may choose to continue or cancel their activity groups 
  • If rentals wish to cancel, full refund is given
HIGH RISK Increasing contagion in area or GH community

Other community / activity centres close

  • Government protocol 
  • Board decision about closing GH based on Government protocol 
  • If rentals must cancel, full refund is given

 

            

COVID – 19 Prevention Reminders

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the garbage
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who appears sick
  • STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, OR IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED ON AN AIRPLANE  IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS

 

 

 

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