As per Provincial Health Officer, each worker must complete a daily health check prior to arriving at the work site. If you answer YES to any of the below questions, you will not be allowed access to the site and will need to contact the Arkay Safety Coordinator (Evangeline Blanchard 778.710.7019) for further instructions.
Text your response to the Arkay textline (604.322.6729) prior to starting work each day.
NO = you are cleared to work
YES = you must stay home and contact the Arkay Safety Coordinator
1. In the past 14 days, have you experienced a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the past 14 days?
2. In the past 14 days, have you received a positive result from a COVID-19 test within the past 14 days?
3. In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with anyone that has had or has symptoms of COVID-19 that required you to quarantine?
4. In the past 14 days, have you or someone you have been in close contact with
travelled to an area that required quarantine upon return?
5. In the past 14 days, have you experienced any of the following new symptoms not
attributed to another health condition?
Loss of smell or taste
Severe difficulty breathing
Severe chest pain
If you answer YES to any of the below questions, you will not be allowed access to the site and are to contact the Arkay Safety Coordinator (Evangeline Blanchard 778.710.7019) for further instructions.
To help Arkay workers navigate the daily changes to COVID-19 warnings and recommendations, refer to the following provincial, federal and regulatory links. The respective links contain information on frequently asked questions, COVID-19 self-assessment tools, prevention, WorkSafeBC initiatives, federal employment insurance relief programs and response updates.
By Phone 811 - Healthlink BC hotline
How can I prevent COVID-19?
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Practice physical distancing of 2 metres from others, and avoid gatherings and unnecessary public outings.
- Discourage visitors outside your bubble from your home
- Don’t touch your face.
- Routinely sanitize “frequently touched” surfaces in your home and personal space. Overlooked frequently touched items are keys, phones, debit cards, car interiors and door handles, remote controls and all faucets and flushers.
- Practice good nutrition; a healthy immune system is vital in preventing illness.
How do I sanitize against COVID-19?
COVID-19 research around the globe has shown that the virus is easy to eradicate from surfaces.
British Columbia has recently expanded testing to find new cases and prevent community spread. The following are testing criteria examples:
+ Should I get tested? I have symptoms and feel ill.
YES; testing is recommended for anyone experiencing cold, flu or COVID-19 like symptoms.
+ Should I get tested? I live with a roommate/spouse/family member that has tested positive but I have no symptoms.
NO; only individuals with symptoms qualify for testing but you are required to self-isolate for 14 days while monitoring for symptoms.
+ Can I get tested? I have been informed that a family member I live with has tested positive and my site told me I need to immediately get tested but I have no symptoms.
NO; as per BC CDC and HealthlinkBC guidelines only symptomatic individuals qualify for testing. This includes routine screening for employment. But you are required to self-isolate for 14 days while monitoring for symptoms.
+ Can I get tested? A worker I am in close contact with reported that a family member/spouse/roommate has tested positive but they have no symptoms. I have been sent off site and told to get tested but I have no symptoms.
NO; only individuals with symptoms qualify for testing.
If a worker has been in close contact with another worker that has reported a household member as COVID positive, they are not required to self-isolate but are required to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
If symptoms appear call 811 and begin self-isolation immediately.
+ I started feeling ill at work with cold/flu symptoms. What do I do?
Immediately notify your site supervisor or CSO and the Arkay Safety Coordinator by phone. Do not walk around looking for a supervisor. Wash your hands, put on a mask if available and leave the site. Do not go near others as you leave. Immediately begin self-isolation and call 811 for testing instructions.
+ I started feeling ill at home. What do I do?
Immediately call your family physician or 811 for instructions on self-care and testing. You will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Notify Arkay immediately.
For more detailed information, refer to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website.
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