Over the past two weeks Supercom has issued a number of communications concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic with information on the most common ways the virus is Spread, best ways for Prevention, current company activities and actions, travel restrictions, office closures, and some tips for Working at Home Safely.
The number of confirmed cases worldwide has exceeded 230,000. It took over three months to reach the first 100,000 confirmed cases, and only 12 days to reach the next 100,000.
As the on-going COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, Supercom MUST remain diligent and committed to working together with the Health Authorities in doing our part in addressing this Canadian (and worldwide) health crisis.
The Province of Ontario has enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public resulting in many establishments required to close immediately. These orders will remain in place until March 31, 2020, when the province will reassess for an extension or end the closures. As with many countries around the world, this week has brought an increase in the number of cases in Canada and Ontario, with the Governments increasing restrictions and prohibitions on a daily basis.
To adhere with the Federal and Provincial Health Authority’s direction, and as responsible company with the best interests in the health of our employees, co-workers and the people in our communities:
Any Supercom employee who begins to feel unwell (cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, and runny nose) should return home and self-isolate immediately.
Supercom employees who are or have experienced these symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to work until the self-isolation period has ended (14 days) and they have been properly assessed.
People who are self-isolating should seek clinical assessment over the phone – either by calling their primary care provider’s office or Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000. If you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario will direct you to in-person care options.