Covid-19

Notice to all Outland Tree Planters RE: COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Dear Planters,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to reassure you that Outland is closely monitoring the situation. We recognize the tree planting season is 6 weeks away and we know all of you have questions and concerns about how the 2020 season will unfold. 

Our team is participating in daily conversations with clients, health officials and our planting management teams. We are committed to continued communication with our entire tree planting community via email and through our website as information becomes available and the season approaches.

Outland’s primary focus is always the health and safety of all our employees, clients and communities and we will continue to uphold these priorities during these uncertain times.

We are adhering to the latest guidance from local, provincial, and federal health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and WHO, to ensure that our practices are in line with the latest recommendations.

What can you do?

The Government of Canada is currently requiring anyone who has travelled outside of Canada self-isolate for 14 days.  Outland is enforcing this requirement with all of our staff as well.  Please keep in mind that if you are travelling internationally during the timelines indicated by current(at the time) government protocol, you will not be permitted to start work until 14 days after you return to Canada.

We are encouraging everyone to diligently follow the prevention recommendations from health authorities.  We have provided links to the Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization and Provincial Websites for all of you to stay up to date as information evolves.

  1. Public Health Agency of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

  1. World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

  1. Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus#section-0

  1. Manitoba

https://manitoba.ca/covid19/

  1. Saskatchewan

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

  1. Alberta

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

  1. Quebec

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

What are we doing?

Effective today (March 16, 2020) we are continuing with our recruitment, pre-season on-boarding and physical preparations for the 2020 season.  We will communicate any changes with you as they unfold.

We are all in this together – and we will get through this, together. 

Sincerely,

The Senior Outland Management Team