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COVID-19 Update

Attridge Employee, Visitor and Contractor Daily Self Screening

Revised March 10th, 2021

Prior to working at any Attridge facility/vehicle, employees are required to check daily, meaning prior to their work shift or arrival for any symptom that may be related to COVID-19. Employees should follow the reporting protocol listed below. Prior to visiting, this includes guests, contractors and trainees, you will be actively screened upon entry to the facility, for any symptom that may be related to Covid-19. This screening will be logged and any yes response will prohibit entry to the facility and you must immediately leave the premise.

Required Screening Questions:

1. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs? Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

  • fever or chills
  • new or worsening cough
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • sore throat, difficulty swallowing
  • nasal congestion or runny nose
  • decrease or loss of smell or taste
  • pink eye and/or headache
  • abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • muscle aches, extreme tiredness
  • falling down often (for older people)

2. Have you or anyone in your household in the last 14 days:

a. Been identified as a “close contact” of someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
b. Travelled outside of Canada?
c. Been told by a health care provider or Public Health that you should be isolating?
d. Received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cellphone?

Results of Screening Questions:

If you answered NO to all questions from 1 through 2, you may enter the workplace and/or report for duty. Employees, visitors and contractors must continue to wear a face mask, following all guidelines, including those that have received the Covid-19 vaccine(s).

If you answered YES to any questions from 1 through 2, you have not passed and you may not enter the workplace (including any outdoor, or partially outdoor, workplaces) and/or report for duty and are required to:

  1.  Notify dispatch or your immediate supervisor that you are booking off and advise of the reason for the book off. Call dispatch or your supervisor and make sure the message is received. Do not just leave a voice mail. Try again during business hours.
  2. Go home to self-isolate immediately and contact your health care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) for medical assessment and testing guidance.
  3. You must stay home, not drive the bus or visit or work at any Attridge facility. You must self-isolate except for the visit to the Covid-19 assessment centre. Attridge does not pay for sick time off or booking off/self-isolation.
  4. You may return to work upon receipt of your negative COVID-19 test result following all guidelines of your local Public Health Unit. You will be required to show proof of the negative result.
  5. Positive COVID-19 result:
    – Attridge will notify the appropriate authorities that a driver has tested positive.
    – Follow all protocols of the local Public Health Unit.
    – You may return to work at the end of your self-isolation period, as defined by your local Public Health Unit, if you have no fever and your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours.
  6. Understand that sharing medical information, positive or negative, can cause upset to our customers, schools and families. Restrict your communication(s) to Attridge.
  • Instruct staff who have symptoms or think they were exposed to COVID-19, to notify their supervisor immediately, complete the self-assessment  and follow the instructions provided.
  • Follow Attridge protocol – Employee, Visitor and Contractor Passive Daily Self Screening.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) or more between persons, including students, their parents, and co-workers. (see Physical Distancing)
  • Please follow the local Division physical distancing print and pictogram instructions.
  • Do not make an assumption – consider that every social interaction may involve an unintentional exposure to Covid-19.
  • Maintain physical distancing at all times. Should physical distancing be unavoidable; wear appropriate PPE including at a minimum a face mask. 
  • Bus drivers are required to wear a PPE at all times including on school property.
  • Bus drivers must require permission from Dispatch to enter a school building.
  • Staff are permitted to wear a clean reusable face mask in place of a disposable face mask. Reusable face masks must be washed, at a minimum, daily.

 

Canada.ca Cloth masks or face coverings should be changed and cleaned if they become damp or soiled. You can wash your cloth mask by:

  • putting it directly into the washing machine, using a hot cycle, and then dry thoroughly
    • washing it thoroughly by hand if a washing machine is not available, using soap and warm/hot water
    • allow it to dry completely before wearing it again

Visitors or Contractors that detect any symptom that may be caused by COVID-19 are not to visit or work at any Attridge facility.

 


Our number one priority here at Attridge is to provide a clean and safe environment for our Passengers, Staff and Drivers. We understand that each day comes with new changes and we want you to know we are following  all Municipal, Provincial, and Federal guidelines for Covid-19.

Each of our offices have been carefully redesigned with directional signage to manage traffic flow and maintain social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the building and marked to make them easy to find.


We have outfitted our fleet with additional personal protective equipment, disinfectant stations and protocols in place to ensure the highest level of safety for our clients. Each vehicle is deep cleaned and disinfected on all areas and surfaces. Drivers have been trained on new safety measures and our facilities have been  updated to meet these guidelines.

PASSENGER SAFETY & CLEANING PRACTICES

      • Face coverings will be mandatory for all Passengers and Drivers.
      • Passenger partitions have been installed on each seat of the Motor Coach.
      • All Drivers are subject to Covid-19 screening before returning to work.
      • Driver will disembark on all stops to allow passengers to exit and disinfect hand rails and touch surfaces on the coach each time.
      • Sanitizer stations are set up at the front and rear of the coach.
      • Upon returning from each trip, the coach will receive a full service cleaning and disinfecting.