Workplace Covid-19 Practices

As of July 1st, the Provincial mask mandate has concluded. The Slocan Valley Co-op does not require its guests to wear masks at this time. Please read further regarding our Covid-19 precautions.

With the July 1st update by the BC Health Authority identifying the mandate for mask-wearing in public, in-door areas has concluded, the Slocan Valley Co-op is required to observe all existing COVID-19 safety precautions in its operations.

Our Slocan Park store is classified by Interior Health as a facility with grocery services, and is expected to observe the Interior Health COVID-19 Closure Order and Public Health Order mandates until further notice. As such, we are required to observe cleaning and disinfecting routines, as well as social distancing guidelines in the workplace. We are also expected to observe our existing exposure control plan (ECP) related to communicable disease as part of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation through WorkSafeBC. This includes implementing limits to the number of guests in our facilities at any moment. During periods of high capacity, guests will be asked to wait outside until others have left. All guests are requested to avoid group-shopping, and avoid visiting with staff and other guests.

While mask wearing is not required by our guests, we welcome and encourange their use.

We thank everyone for their co-operation.

See the following links for additional information:

BC Province-wide Restrictions and Public Health Orders

BC CDC - Mask Information