Daily COVID-19 digest
International business travel:
In normal times, business travel has been an important part of our work at Canadian Blood Services. It enables relationship building, understanding of our operations on a deeper level, strengthens connections with co-workers and stakeholders and allows us to deliver on projects nationwide.
While domestic business travel is being assessed on a case-by-case basis through our essential travel approval process, at this time we will not be approving international business travel. This decision follows the guidance of the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial/territorial public health. It also takes into consideration current restrictions by our corporate travel insurance partner. At this time, coverage does not apply to COVID-19 related illnesses while traveling outside of Canada.
The same advice from PHAC applies to international personal travel. It is important to remember that if you are considering personal travel outside of the country, that you check your personal travel insurance before leaving. Following the advice from public health, upon your return you must isolate for 14 days, monitor your symptoms and inform your manager/supervisor.
If you have questions about international business travel, please contact email@example.com
Staycation series — exploring outdoor adventures in Nova Scotia: Each week, we are sharing ideas to help you plan a safe, stress-free vacation that is closer to home this summer. Whether you’re looking for some ideas for family fun, or a wellness weekend for one, these staycation suggestions will hopefully inspire you to get out and enjoy your beautiful province — even during a pandemic. Next stop in our series? Beautiful Nova Scotia! Surrounded by lakes, parks, beaches and trails, there’s lots of outdoor adventures to be had. From a family trip fit for train-loving tots, to a romantic seaside stay in a luxury dome, these staycation ideas should help you plan the perfect summer getaway as you venture beyond your own town and explore your province further. Pack your bags, grab the kids and plan your next trip by heading over to Connect.
Cord Blood Awareness Month — Q&A with researcher Jennie Haw: Dr. Jennie Haw is a scientist at Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation. As a sociologist, she’s interested in understanding how health and health systems relate to the individual and society. As we celebrate Cord Blood Awareness Month this July, we sat down with Dr. Haw to talk about her research and its impact on cord blood banking. Read more on blood.ca.
Question of the day: Are we considering issuing a public statement on DEI and telling the public what we are doing to address diversity, equity and inclusion at Canadian Blood Services?
We will be developing a full diversity, equity and inclusion communications strategy for us internally, as well as to the rest of Canada, externally. We will also be sharing our journey with Canadians, and we aim to do so in a transparent and honest manner.
The results and recommendations from the ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion assessment will play a key role in shaping that messaging. To complete the survey or schedule an interview with Feminuity go to Connect.
About the daily digest
This daily digest will highlight the latest policy and employee support measures, resources to help you manage our new reality and original content like articles and videos to remind us that what we do matters. Things are moving quickly, so you can expect to hear from us daily. No access to email? No problem — all this information and more can be found on blood.ca/employees from any device, no login required.
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