October 2, 2020
To Our Valued Clients and Business Associates:
The much-advertised second wave of COVID-19 appears to be upon us in Ontario. For the past few days, the numbers of daily new cases reported have been similar to those recorded during the peak of the first wave in April, and the number of hospitalized cases has also started to rise again.
As it was through the first wave, our top priority continues to be social responsibility: to our staff, to you and to our community at large. Terrapex continues to be proactive in seeking out and implementing recommended best practice to manage the risks presented by the virus, so that we can continue to provide our services in the safest, most efficient and effective way possible.
All of our staff are encouraged to bring forward their concerns, questions, comments and suggestions with respect to COVID-19 and the way in which Terrapex is addressing it. Our COVID Management Group continues to meet (virtually) on a regular basis to review regulatory, staff, client and supplier input to formulate our policy and practice.
Our offices and geotechnical laboratory are open for business, and we remain able and eager to serve our clients. However, we have further reduced our office occupancy and we have implemented a mandatory mask policy for those in the offices. A majority of our staff continues to work from home, and virtual meetings are now “old hat”. As always, our field teams are fully engaged in promoting health & safety, not only for themselves but for all those they encounter during their work, and they have been provided the tools, procedures and training to do so.
Compared to so many others, I appreciate that Terrapex (and I personally) have had little to complain about during this pandemic, and we owe much of that to our relationship with each of you. To that end, we look forward to continue working with you, while together we strive to protect the health and well-being of our collective staff and associated communities.
If you have any questions about how Terrapex might assist you through these challenging times, please contact your Terrapex representative or reach out to me directly.