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Vaccine Policy in the Workplace

The attached presentation was presented by lawyer and partner Joseph Cuenca and articled student Larissa Sleva to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce lunch and learn webinar.

COVID-19 and Communicable Disease Policy

In accordance with the recommendations and orders from the Provincial Government, the Public Health Office and WorkSafe BC, when attending the offices of Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP please adhere to the following policy.

If you have a communicable disease, such as flu, cold, any variant of COVID-19 or any other disease which can be transmitted to others you are asked not to attend any of our offices in person until such time that a medical professional deems you safe to do so.

We ask all visitors attending the CBE offices, to continue to wear a face covering, unless medically unable to do so, and maintain social distancing.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call 604.273.6411 and speak to your lawyer or their assistant prior to attending the office.

Legal Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Clients and fellow legal professionals,

Given the measures being implemented by the government to address the rapid spread of the COVID-19 within Metro Vancouver, we are implementing the following measures in our office beginning March 18, 2020:

  1. Our office will remain open; however, lawyers and support staff will follow a reduced work and/or work-from-home protocol, leaving essential workforce in our premises.
  2. All communications, whether internal or with clients, will be, as much as possible, conducted remotely via electronic mail, teleconferencing, or videoconferencing.
  3. Notwithstanding the above, our services remain accessible, efficient, and functional. If any matter requires us to meet in person, please let us know in advance so we can prepare the necessary safety precautions and logistics in accordance with guidelines of the Ministry of Health and WorksafeBC.

As part of our efforts to comply with public health orders and recommendations for social distancing, we are currently implementing a protocol to ask clients, before they come to the office, to advise if:

(a)  they or a member of their household have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, OR

(b)  they or a member of their household have travelled outside, or been in contact with, someone who has travelled outside of Canada and returned on or after March 12, 2020.

If the answer to either question is YES, we would prefer to delay meeting until the health issue has passed or the British Columbia Public Health Order mandatory 14-day self isolation period has passed since the travel or contact; unless, of course, we need to act urgently.

Rest assured, we remain on top of your cases or concerns, and are constantly monitoring press releases and issuances by various government agencies to understand how they impact legal services, government filings, business transactions, court proceedings, and other legal matters. 

We thank you for your kind consideration and we will update you as the situation warrants.

Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP Partners