Ongoing Efforts Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
At Sweat and Tonic, our first and foremost concern is keeping our team and community healthy, safe, and informed. In light of coronavirus, we are temporarily closed beginning March 16th, 2020 (5:30am).
As we plan for reopening, we want to acknowledge the difficulty and severity of the situation we have all been facing together. Our hearts go out to the families and communities around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sincerely grateful to everyone on the front lines of this crisis for the courageous work they are doing to keep us all protected. To this end, we are thankful to confirm that no one on the S&T team has reported contracting this disease. While our doors have been closed for the past few weeks, we have been working hard to create a plan for reopening once we are allowed to do so. In March, we informed you of our 4-Phase Risk Mitigation Plan and, while we are still in Phase 4: Closure, we have been thinking ahead to next steps for Phase 5: Re-emergence.
As always, our first and foremost concern is the safety of our community and team, and this has been top of mind during our planning process. Through our offer to provide front line health workers complimentary access to our virtual channels, almost 1,000 have been able to stay active with S&T and we feel honoured to have them as part of our community. As part of our research for designing a health and safety framework, we asked this team for advice and best practices. We were humbled to have over 100 individuals contribute, and their input will be invaluable in setting the highest standard of safety. Our goal is to comply with the baseline requirements set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and then improve upon this by taking best-in-class examples from countries that have had early emergence as well as recommendations from an advisory panel of qualified health professionals in Toronto. Sweat and Tonic has been a home away from home to so many of you, and we intend to retain this sentiment as we build a new norm.
PHASE 4: CLOSURE
PHASE 5: RE-EMERGENCE
RE-EMERGENCE STAGE 1: INITIAL REOPENING
RE-EMERGENCE STAGE 2: MEDIUM-TERM PRECAUTIONS
RE-EMERGENCE STAGE 3: THE NEW NORMAL