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Your safety is our first priority.

We are working our hardest to make sure that our business is as safe as possible, please read below for our COVID19 policies.

Communicable Disease Prevention Policy

LAST UPDATED: October 6, 2021

Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occur through the

direct or indirect transmission of an infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or another vector.

The communicable diseases of concern are those that circulate in the community from time to time and as a result, may be introduced into a workplace, such as COVID-19, norovirus, and influenza.

When warranted, the Public Health will indicate communicable diseases of concern to B.C. workplaces.

General Policy

As the primary leaseholder of units 101 and 102 at 1584 7th Avenue, Hubspace is responsible for compliance with the Provincial Government and Worksafe BC.

Hubspace complies with all current Public health orders (PHO), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations, and any applicable orders and recommendations that are in effect.

Hubspace follows all of these orders, regulations and recommendations. If something is missed, assume that they apply.

Upon entering the building through the front entrance, individuals are required to wear face coverings and encouraged to use the hand sanitizer provided.

Upon entering the building through the back entrance, individuals are required to wear face coverings and are encouraged to use the hand wash stations and hand sanitizers in the washrooms.

Face coverings are required in all public spaces in the building. Public spaces include but are not limited to the reception areas, kitchenettes, hallways, bathrooms, and storage room.

According to PHO, “face covering” means either of the following that covers the nose and mouth of a person:

(a) a medical or non-medical mask;

(b) a tightly woven fabric;

but does not include a small or large clear plastic face shield.

Individuals must not enter the premises if they are exhibiting any symptoms including, but not limited to:

○ Fever or chills

○ Cough

○ Loss of sense of smell or taste

○ Difficulty breathing

○ Sore throat

○ Loss of appetite

○ Extreme fatigue or tiredness

○ Headache

○ Body ache

○ Nausea or vomiting

○ Diarrhea

Hubspace has a zero-tolerance policy for sickness. Individuals should be performing daily checks for any and all of these symptoms.

If individuals experience any of the above symptoms, individuals must stay home, seek medical advice, and get tested for COVID-19 virus if advised to do so.

Problem Areas and Events

Individuals are responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their workstations and offices.

Board Room

The boardroom is available for seated, organized events that follow the Order of the Provincial Health

Officer “Gatherings and Events – September 10, 2021” and the Order of the Medical Health Officer of

Northern Health “Gatherings and Events – September 7, 2021”.

The Order of the Public Health Officer from September 28, 2021 regarding “Face Coverings (COVID-19)” applies.

A COVID-19 Safety plan must be in place for any event (Event COVID-19 Safety Plan) as per Order of the Medical Health Officer of Northern Health.

After the room has been used, individuals are responsible for complete disinfection of the space.

Kitchenette

The kitchenette, the fridge and small appliances are open for individuals to use at their own discretion.

Face coverings are required in this area. Individuals must disinfect the area after each use.

Printer

The printer and affected surfaces must be wiped down with a designated disinfectant after every use.

Key areas include the touchpad, screen and paper trays.

Do not spray disinfectant directly on the surface of the machine, instead spray onto paper towels first, then wipe.

Door Handles

Door handles in public spaces throughout the premises are disinfected at least once daily.

Disinfecting the handles in private offices is the responsibility of the individuals who occupy them.

Reception Area

The surface of the tables and the arm rests of the chairs are disinfected at least once daily.

Light Switches

Light switches in public spaces are disinfected at least once daily.

Disinfecting the light switches in private offices is the responsibility of the individuals who occupy them.

Changing Risk Levels

During periods of elevated risk where Public Health officials issue guidance, notices, or orders related to Hubspace’s region and industry, Hubspace will take steps to implement appropriate measures in accordance with the guidance of Public Health.

Hubspace will continuously monitor the guidance, notices, orders, and recommendations from Public

Health and evaluate this policy to reflect changing risk levels and work practices.

This policy will be adjusted as necessary.