This afternoon, we were advised by Executive Director Tracy Lim that one of our members at ECVI has tested positive for COVID-19.
Our member last worked a Delta shift at ECVI on Saturday, July 24, did not experience any symptoms until Tuesday, July 27, and is currently at home resting and doing well. This employee did not have any recent interactions with the seven ECVI employees who are currently at the Pender worksite. Staff who may have been in close proximity to our member have been advised by management to contact 811 and Public Health will reach out to any potentially affected employees, as part of their contact tracing efforts.
The personal health information of others should not be disclosed or discussed without permission, either in or out of the workplace. Out of respect for all employees, any comments that can be used to identify an affected individual or infringe on their privacy will be removed. You can reach out to a member of the Executive privately to discuss these matters.
Information about symptoms, testing sites and more is available through the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool. If you are in doubt, please stay home and contact 8-1-1 or utilize the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool: https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en
- Staying home when feeling ill or under the weather
- Handwashing frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Keeping physical distance as much as possible whenever possible
- Continue wiping down your desk before and after you start using it and if someone else is using it during your break
- Wearing a mask as much as possible. (Disposable masks are available at the entrance to all locations)
Take care of your Psychological Health:
The stress we are all feeling is to be expected after being under pressure for so long and it’s important to take steps to take care of ourselves.
- Employee Assistance Program with Homewood Health https://homeweb.ca/ or by calling 1-800-663-1142
- Regular full-time CUPE 8911 members have a benefit allowance of $1000.00 per year for different psychological services. It never hurts to make a connection with one while you are doing ok so that you have this support available to you when you need it. Need help finding a Registered Psychologist? psychologists.bc.ca/find_psychologist
Here are some resources from WorkSafeBC:
- Heretohelp – Strategies to help you take care of your mental health and learn how to support a loved one: heretohelp.bc.ca
- MindShift CBT app – This free app, provided by Anxiety Canada, helps you learn ways to relax, be more mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and better manage anxiety: anxietycanada.com
- MoodFX – This tool includes online and self-guided resources to help people manage anxiety and mood difficulties: moodfx.ca
- Bounce Back Online – Online modules and resources to help manage depression and anxiety: online.bouncebackonline.ca