An update from ERAC on their response to COVID-19
Emergency Response Assistance Canada is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and adhering to recommendations from public health authorities. Their number one priority is the safety of otheir staff, Plan Participant members and responder network.
ERAC has identified essential services and has a plan in place for continued operations. The are prepared to respond to any dangerous goods incident across the country on behalf of their Plan Participants.
They have also asked their response network to notify them if their availability changes due to COVID-19 so that they can plan accordingly, including dispatching the next closest team or RMA/TA in case of an incident.
Due to the situation, all travel by ERAC staff is restricted to dangerous goods emergency response incidents only, and all meetings at ERAC, internal and external, will be virtual. All ERAC staff are teleworking for the foreseeable future to do their part in social distancing.
They have also sent:
- a safety bulletin to stakeholders with recommended infection control measures for responders in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic, and
- a link to an ArcGIS application that allows users to locate the nearest disinfection response team.