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OECC CIB  COVID-19 Outbreak Update

The Corona virus outbreak poses a greater risk to ‘older’ people and those at risk for other reasons. The reality is that, given the average age of our Members, we are no longer sprightly young things but are, in fact, those ‘older’ people and so more at risk. We have recently also been given access to reliable information that says the effects of the virus can be quite serious for ‘older’ people. So, the Executive thinks that it’s time to take some action – without overreacting - and we want to provide you with some guidance about the Coronavirus and Branch activities.


The Provincial guidelines also emphasize the importance of increasing the distance between yourself and others at meetings and social gatherings. Our room at the Legion has little extra space to allow more room between the number of people who typically attend our Meetings. . 

ALL OTHER BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS MAY CONTINUE AS NORMAL FOR THE TIME BEING. However, the situation is changing on a day-to-day basis and, since no one can predict what will happen, or when, we'll review the situation on an event by event, week-to-week, if not a day-to-day, basis. 

Assuming Meetings and Events continue as scheduled, we’re going to leave it to individual Members to make choices for themselves. However, we ask, and expect, you to always behave in a way that shows responsibility and concern for your fellow Members.
  • If you have any symptoms of even a mild cold, flu or something which might be the coronavirus, PLEASE DO NOT come to Meetings or Events.
  • If you have a medical condition or are at an age which makes you more at risk than the average person, PLEASE DO NOT come to Meetings or Events.
  • If you believe the 2 measures that I’ve outlined above are not adequate to give you sufficient protection, PLEASE DO NOT come to Meetings or Events.
  • If you receive a notice for a Monthly, or any other, Meeting and would normally attend but decide not to - PLEASE NOTIFY ME as soon as possible. If we believe that attendance at a Meeting is going to be very low, we will cancel the Meeting.
  • If you sign up for an Event, including Social Events, and then decide not to come PLEASE NOTIFY THE EVENT COORDINATOR as soon as possible. If we believe that attendance at an Event is going to be very low, we’ll cancel the Event.
  • PLEASE DO NOT shake hands or make contact with other Members if you do not feel comfortable doing so.

If you decide not to attend Meetings and Events we will see it as demonstration of common sense and responsibility on your part.

If it becomes necessary to postpone or cancel further Meetings and Events we will let you know and we will try to keep the disruption to the minimum time possible via email.

Stay safe and stay in touch.

Jim Stewart





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