All about vaccines
CSANews Issue 116 — Fall 2020 Edition
The very first COVID-19 case, of which I am personally aware, occurred a few days ago. It involved one of our own Medipac staff members. We had instituted very strict COVID-19 guidelines and strategies throughout our offices, so the fallout was pretty minor and directly involved only three other staff members. These people were sent home and requested to self-isolate for 14 days. We are still contact tracing outside of our offices for our employee’s personal contacts, and the Board of Health is assisting us; or perhaps we are assisting them.
So far, this appears to be a very isolated instance of COVID-19 and we expect no other cases to arise. In an abundance of caution, we did send several other employees to be tested; they all had negative test results and have now returned to work. We really need them now, too, as this is our busiest time of year with Early Bird sales and applications. I was surprised, and impressed, by how quickly the tests were performed and how quickly the negative results came back. The government seems to have this complicated process well under control − our congratulations.
Congratulations are also due to our great friends, Jack and Jenny Parry, on their 60th wedding anniversary. Jack was the Founding President of the Canadian Snowbird Association and, with his wonderful wife Jenny by his side, served the Association’s snowbird members and, really, all travellers for many years. They are both remarkable people and they have led remarkable lives, always working to help others. Their accomplishments on behalf of the CSA in fighting governments and getting laws changed − and preventing new draconian laws − would fill a book. Well done, Jack and Jenny, and thank you for everything.
P.S.: Our employee has completely recovered after a nasty six-day fight with the COVID-19 bug and everything is back to normal.