To our valued customers and key stakeholders:
Safety is a core value and a paramount priority of Kitsaki and its group of businesses. We would like to share measures Kitsaki has implemented until further notice to protect the health and safety of our employees, partners, customers, vendors and other key stakeholders.
A task force of representatives from each business has been formed and each business has a plan and measures in place during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to monitor the status of this virus through Saskatchewan Health, Health Canada, CDC and WHO websites and we will respond accordingly as the situation evolves.
Specific measures implemented by Kitsaki include:
1. Kitsaki offices are closed to visitors, unless specific arrangements are made. All in-person meetings have been cancelled, postponed or will conducted remotely.
2. Arrangements have been made for Kitsaki employees who are not ill to work from home.
3. Employees have been asked to follow healthy hygiene practices.
a. Hand sanitizer and disposal wipes have been made available in various locations in the office to disinfect hands, surfaces and objects.
b. Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
c. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
d. Avoid close contact with anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
e. Avoid personal contact with others, such as handshaking.
4. Employees who are sick are asked to notify their supervisor and stay home. Employees have been asked to notify their supervisor if the employee or a family member is sick at home with COVID-19.
5. All non-essential and non-production business travel is suspended and all air travel to or from the Province is suspended. Directives have been issued to employees with respect to personal travel.
6. Employees who have returned from outside Canada since March 13, 2020 are advised to self-quarantine and shall not return to work until 14 days from their return. Employees who have recently traveled to an affected area have been asked advised their supervisor and consult with their health care provider.
We will continue to communicate with you, our stakeholders, of changes to our responses as they occur. We at Kitsaki are confident and optimistic that together, Canadians will pull together to defeat this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy, friends.
Shawna Kay, BA – Executive Assistant to the CEO
Tel (306) 477-4599 Ext. 221
Cell (306) 321-2142
References and Sources of Information:
1 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
2 Saskatchewan Health, https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
3 CDD Traveler’s Health Notices, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Government of Canada, https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html