Workplace Safety Plan: Phase 1

The Accelerator Centre is implementing a phased approach for returning to the workplace. We will begin Phase 1 only after it is deemed safe to reopen buildings and when restrictions are lifted on businesses that are able to operate.

July 8, 2020

Over the next several weeks and months, as areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic, tenants of the AC will begin returning to the physical workplace. These can be stressful times and we want to assure tenants that their health and wellbeing is a top priority for the AC.

In determining our safety plan, the AC consulted local organizations as well as followed government and Public Health recommendations to ensure that our plan is aligned with industry standards for providing safe workplaces. The safety plan contained herein represents the safety measures and procedures that the AC is implementing in the initial stages of reopening our buildings. Alterations to this plan may be added as conditions in Waterloo Region or the AC environment change. The AC is committed to communicating openly and in a timely manner with tenants regarding changes to the workplace and this safety plan.

The AC’s Safety Plan: Phase 1 consists of five key priorities to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19 through normal workplace interactions. As part of the development of the AC’s safety plan, input was collected from staff, tenants, and mentors through an anonymous survey. This feedback was used to ensure that the safety plan is representative of those who occupy AC spaces. Our key areas of focus include:

Controlling building access

Reducing touch points

Increasing sanitation

Physical distancing

Ongoing communication and engagement with our community

Please feel free to contact Olivia Rogalla. Manger - Operations at  with any questions you may have regarding our facilities.

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