COVID-19 Operational Plan for Bedford MLA Constituency Office
As always, we are here to serve the constituents of Bedford in a safe and respectful workplace.
How we’ll work and interact with constituents
- Our office continues to serve constituents in person and remotely. You can reach our office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone (902-407-3777). If you’d like an in-person meeting, please call or email to set up an appointment.
- We will ask you some questions before booking your appointment.*
- When you come to the office for your appointment, please know our building restricts the elevator to one person at a time. There is also a staircase available.
- Once you arrive at the third floor, we’ll have a mask and hand sanitizer waiting for you on a table outside the office door. Please ring the bell, sanitize your hands, and don your mask if you are able to wear one. The Constituency Assistant will welcome you in.
- If there is a constituent already in the office when you arrive for your appointment, we’ll ask you to wait in the hallway until they have left and surfaces have been sanitized.
- There is another hand sanitizer dispenser just inside the constituency office door for your use as well, should you desire it.
- Face to face meetings will be restricted to no more than four people in total.
- If you’re coming to pick up forms, pins, or flags, please call us once you arrive in the parking lot, and we’ll place the items on the table outside the office door for you.
- Constituents dropping off materials will be asked to place them on the table outside the constituency office door. Please ring the door bell to let us know you’ve left something for us.
Constituency Office Staff
- The Constituency Assistant (CA) and other staff will self-assess symptoms and determine when to stay home.
- The MLA, CA, and staff have discussed the use of PPE and will provide supplies to constituents coming in for scheduled meetings.
- The MLA and CA will wear masks for in-office meetings.
- Any items the public touches (such as door handles) will be cleaned after each use.
- Equipment or tools shared by multiple people will be cleaned frequently.
- We’ll frequently disinfect high touch surfaces, including desks, computers, and lunchroom appliances.
- We’ll monitor our COVID19 plan regularly to find ways to improve.
- We’ll do our best to ensure constituents understand our plan and the importance of following public health orders.
*Questions we’ll ask you:
- Have you travelled outside Nova Scotia in the last 14 days?
If so, please return home and self-isolate for the requisite 14 days.
- Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- fever (i.e. chills, sweats)
- cough or worsening of a previous cough
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- muscle aches
- nasal congestion/runny nose
- hoarse voice
- unusual fatigue
- loss of sense of smell or taste
- red, purple, or blueish lesions on the feet, toes, or fingers without clear cause
If you do, please visit https://811.novascotia.ca to determine if you should call 811 for further assessment.
- Have you been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
If so, please call 811 for further assessment.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, we will be happy to re-book your appointment.
It remains important for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to the public health order and directives – practise good hand washing and other hygiene steps and maintain a physical distance when and where required.
Nova Scotians can find accurate, up-to-date information, handwashing posters and fact sheets at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus .