Dear Community Members,
With growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I wanted to provide you with an update on what we are doing to keep our community safe and share information that can help navigate through the current uncertainty.
First and foremost, your health and well-being are our top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities. While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely and will continue to advise as necessary.
I want to assure you that we are taking proactive measures to ensure that the Asper Jewish Community Campus and the facilities contained herein are safe, clean and that there are protocols in place to ensure that they stay that way. There are currently no plans to close the facilities to visitors, however, certain programs and events may be rescheduled or canceled. Updates pertaining to community programs or events will be communicated by their respective planners.
What are we doing?
The Asper Jewish Community Campus has introduced enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the building’s facilities, with a focus on high traffic and high contact areas. We are also going to increase communication with our community regarding the coronavirus and provide updates as they happen.
What can you do?
To protect yourself and those around you, we ask that if you are feeling unwell, that you refrain from visiting the Campus or attending public gatherings so that we can continue to ensure a safe environment for those of all ages who use our community’s facilities. That includes a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, if you have traveled (irrespective of global location) or have been in contact with someone who has in the last 14 days.
Now more than ever, personal hygiene is of the utmost importance and close contact with others should be avoided. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. This is particularly important if you are in close contact with someone who is immunocompromised.
We encourage you to stay up-to-date through the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada Public Health website. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your personal health, please speak to a Health Links - Info Santé registered nurse at 204.788.8200 or toll-free at 1.888.315.9257.
Wishing you good health and Shabbat Shalom,
Chief Executive Officer