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Friday, Feb 04, 2022

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination to enter Associated's Workplaces

An office entryway

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends: 

I hope the start of 2022 finds you keeping safe and well. 

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country, Associated Engineering continues to actively evaluate our Pandemic response protocols. The health and safety of our staff, clients, and partners are paramount. To minimize and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our workplaces, effective January 31, 2022, Associated Engineering requires all staff and visitors entering our workplaces to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Workplaces include our offices; project sites; construction sites; vehicles used for carpooling for work purposes; external venues for company-organized meetings and events; and spaces mandated by Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments. Fully vaccinated means having received the full series of COVID-19 vaccines, as defined and approved by Provincial or Federal governments. We believe this policy helps safeguard the health and safety of our staff, clients, and visitors, and prevents the spread of COVID-19. 

In making this decision, we considered the high rate of vaccination of our staff (more than 95%), the mandatory vaccination requirements of our clients and organizations with whom we work and support, and the Federal government’s requirement for proof of vaccination for all air, rail, and marine travel in Canada. 

Subconsultants, partners, and suppliers must sign an attestation form confirming their compliance with our mandatory vaccination policy.  

To enter our offices, visitors are not required to show proof of vaccination, but must confirm that they are Fully Vaccinated on our Health Assessment tool before entering our workplaces. Any individual who cannot confirm that they are Fully Vaccinated should contact their project manager or our office manager to make alternative meeting arrangements. 

While in our workplaces, physical distancing and masking in common areas continue to be required. 

These health and safety measures are temporary. This policy will remain in effect only while the COVID-19 public health and safety concerns are still active. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or our local General Manager. 

I know we will come through this pandemic and be stronger for our efforts.   

Best Regards, 

Martin Jobke, P.Eng. 
President & CEO