Dear CBRC Partners & Stakeholders,
As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to worsen, with a clear need for Canadians to take part in aggressive measures to prevent further spread of the virus, our leadership team has been meeting to discuss how CBRC can help minimize exposure and promote social distancing during this time of crisis.
Based on emerging trends and guidance from public health officials, including the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, CBRC has requested that all staff work from home starting Wednesday March 18 until further notice. In addition, all in-person meetings and events until the end of April will be moved online, postponed, or cancelled where necessary.
Like other organizations and businesses, we are doing this to help encourage social distancing, which we believe will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.
While we won’t be working in our offices, our team is well-prepared to continue work remotely, and remain available by phone or email. We look forward to continuing to work on many important projects and initiatives, including continuing our data analysis and knowledge translation for Sex Now Online 2019, policy education on issues like the proposed federal ban on conversion therapy, and developing new queer and trans cultural competency resources.
We will continue to monitor the situation and guidance from public health officials, and will post updates on our website (www.cbrc.net) and social media feeds on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter as they come available.
We understand that it is a stressful and challenging time for everyone, but we must try to focus on the simple and effective measures to protect our health and the health of our families, social networks, and communities.