Social Distance Advisory System

 

The Social Distance Advisory System was created for all local and global governments to clearly identify their current Pandemic threat level.  By referencing the advisory system you can clearly identify the Threat level you are in and the necessary steps needed to protect your citizens based on that level of risk.

Level 1
Low Threat

Level 2
Moderate Threat

Level 3
Substantial Threat

Level 4
Severe Threat

Level 5
Critical Threat

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Social Distance Treat Levels

Level 1
Low Threat

The pandemic health risk to the local population is low. Level 1 Social distance protocol measures are recommended during WHO Pandemic stages 4, 5 & 6.

Essential and non-essential businesses may continue to operate with minor adjustments. All businesses are expected to practice social distance compliance measures including but not limited to frequent hand washing, sanitization of high-touch surfaces and being 6 linear feet away from other individuals. Personal Protective Equipment such as face masks encouraged by employees only.

Maximum building occupancy based on 16 to 25 Square feet metric based on traffic and crowd control management.

Essential Businesses:

Emergency services: Fire Services, law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies.
Health care services: emergency medical
services (doctors offices, pharmacies and hospitals) ambulances, home care services, retirement homes, long term care and independent care facilities, biomedical Facilities.
Businesses that provide essential Services for others: food banks, shelters, non-profits, community housing, supportive housing, Children’s Aid Societies, Professional and social services (lawyers, paralegals, accountants, translators), Funeral Homes and crematoriums.
Finance: Financial institutions, insurance companies, tax companies, accountant.
Automotive: Auto repair Services, trucking service centres, vehicle licensing centres, rental and leasing services, taxi services, gas stations.
Animal care: veterinary services, pet stores, animal hospitals.
Food: Grocery stores, restaurants that offer drive-thru and delivery options, food processing, agriculture, live stock.
Logistics & Supply Chain Operations: Warehousing, storage, distribution, and supply chain-related operations.
Child Care Facilities: Child care centers and daycares.
Environmental Services and waste collection: Garbage collection, waste collection, operation of landfills, and hazardous waste disposals.
Construction: Road work construction, road maintenance, and essential home repairs.

Media and technology: media broadcasting, telecommunications providers and services operation and delivery- (phone, internet, radio, cellphones).

Non-Essential Businesses:

Extended Health Care: Chiropractors, registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, optometrists (except in emergency services).

Entertainment: Concert venues, malls and outlet stores, Theatres, theme parks, zoos, casinos, night clubs, bars and pubs.

Recreation: Fitness facilities, gyms, recreation centres, sporting events.

Personal Services: Nail salons, hair salons, beauty shops, photo studios.

Level 2
Moderate Threat

 The pandemic health risk to the local population is moderate which has elevated from Level 1 or decreased from Level 3. 

All Essential and non-essential businesses may open and operate with minor adjustments as per level one. Social Distance Compliance measures should be enforced more frequently, specifically but not limited to establishment capacities at any given time, cleaning schedule frequency and traffic control inside and outside premises. Personal Protective Equipment by all employees are required specifically when social distance space is compromised.

Maximum building occupancy based on 25-36 square feet per person metric based on traffic and crowd control management

Essential Businesses:

 Emergency services: Fire Services, law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies.

 Health care services: emergency medical services (doctors offices, pharmacies, and hospitals) ambulances, home care services, retirement homes, long term care, and independent care facilities, biomedical Facilities.

Businesses that provide essential Services for others: food banks, shelters, non-profits, community housing, supportive housing, Children’s Aid Societies, Professional and social services (lawyers, paralegals, accountants, translators), Funeral Homes and crematoriums.

 Finance: Financial institutions, insurance companies, tax companies, accountant.

Automotive: Auto repair Services, trucking service centres, vehicle licensing centres, rental and leasing services, taxi services, gas stations.

Animal care: veterinary services, pet stores, animal hospitals.

Food: Grocery stores, restaurants that offer drive-thru and delivery options, food processing, agriculture, livestock.

Logistics & Supply Chain Operations: Warehousing, storage, distribution, and supply chain-related operations.

Child Care Facilities: Childcare centers and daycares.

Environmental Services and waste collection: Garbage collection, waste collection, operation of landfills, and hazardous waste disposal.

Construction: Road work construction, road maintenance, and essential home repairs.

Media and technology: media broadcasting, telecommunications providers, and services operation and delivery- (phone, internet, radio, cellphones).

Non-Essential Businesses:

Extended Health Care: Chiropractors, registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, optometrists (except in emergency services).

Entertainment: Concert venues, malls, and outlet stores, Theatres, theme parks, zoos, casinos, night clubs, bars, and pubs.

Recreation: Fitness facilities, gyms, recreation centers, sporting events.

Personal Services: Nail salons, hair salons, beauty shops, photo studios.

Level 3
Substantial Threat

The pandemic health risk to the local population is substantial which has been increased from Level 2 or decreased from Level 4.

All essential businesses may operate. It is strongly advised to maintain vigilance in social distancing protocols to prevent further severity. Traffic control protocols and maximal occupancy of total space by customers should be adhered to. Social Distancing protocols must be enforced as frequently as possible. 

All non-essential businesses should close unless they can accommodate curb-side contactless pickup. PPE by Employees strongly encouraged and required where social distance space is at frequent risk of being compromised. 

Maximum building occupancy based on 36 to 49 Square feet per person metric based on traffic and crowd control management.

Essential Businesses:

Emergency services: Fire Services, law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies. 

Health care services: emergency medical services (doctors offices, pharmacies, and hospitals) ambulances, home care services, retirement homes, long term care, and independent care facilities, biomedical Facilities.

Businesses that provide essential Services for others: food banks, shelters, non-profits, community housing, supportive housing, Children’s Aid Societies, Professional and social services (lawyers, paralegals, accountants, translators), Funeral Homes and crematoriums. 

Finance: Financial institutions, insurance companies, tax companies, accountant.

Automotive: Auto repair Services, trucking service centers, vehicle licensing centers, rental and leasing services, taxi services, gas stations.

Animal care: veterinary services, pet stores, animal hospitals.

Food: Grocery stores, restaurants that offer drive-thru and delivery options, food processing, agriculture, livestock.

Logistics & Supply Chain Operations: Warehousing, storage, distribution, and supply chain related operations.

Child Care Facilities: Childcare centers and daycares.

Environmental Services and waste collection: Garbage collection, waste collection, operation of landfills, and hazardous waste disposal. 

Construction: Road work construction, road maintenance, and essential home repairs.

Media and technology: media broadcasting, telecommunications providers and services operation, and delivery- (phone, internet, radio, cellphones).

Level 4
Severe Threat

The pandemic health risk to the local population is severe and bordering critical which has been increased from Level 3 or decreased from Level 5.

All non-essential businesses are not permitted to open under any circumstances. Building capacity for essential businesses will decrease further to a point of the minimum amount of staff necessary. 

Essential businesses including but not limited to retail, curbside pickup, and grocery may open. Social Distancing protocols must be increased and practiced on a regular basis.

Maximum building occupancy based on 49 to 64 Square feet per person metric based on traffic and crowd control management.

Essential Businesses:

Emergency services: Fire Services, law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies. 

Health care services: emergency medical services (doctors offices, pharmacies, and hospitals) ambulances, home care services, retirement homes, long term care, and independent care facilities, biomedical Facilities.

Businesses that provide essential Services for others: food banks, shelters, non-profits, community housing, supportive housing, Children’s Aid Societies, Professional and social services (lawyers, paralegals, accountants, translators), Funeral Homes and crematoriums. 

Finance: Financial institutions, insurance companies, tax companies, accountant.

Automotive: Auto repair Services, trucking service centers, vehicle licensing centers, rental and leasing services, taxi services, gas stations.

Animal care: veterinary services, pet stores, animal hospitals.

Food: Grocery stores, restaurants that offer drive-thru and delivery options, food processing, agriculture, livestock.

Logistics & Supply Chain Operations: Warehousing, storage, distribution, and supply chain-related operations.

Child Care Facilities: Child care centers and daycares.

Environmental Services and waste collection: Garbage collection, waste collection, operation of landfills, and hazardous waste disposal.

Construction: Road work construction, road maintenance, and essential home repairs.

Media and technology: media broadcasting, telecommunications providers, and services operation and delivery- (phone, internet, radio, cellphones).

Level 5
Critical Threat

The risk level of being in a pandemic is critical which has increased from Level 4.

All businesses excluding grocery, gas, and emergency services will remain closed until further notice. Lockdown/stay in place orders with controlled measures. To prevent further spread, certain protocols must be put in place. Businesses including but not limited to grocery will designate shopping days for consumers based on the birth month and city that they currently reside in. Industries such as automotive will only be taking scheduled appointments which will decrease consumer traffic at any given time.

Specific PPE will be mandatory for both consumers and employees.

Maximum building occupancy based on 100 square feet per person metric based on mandatory traffic and crowd control management. Security personnel required for businesses to open to the public based on regional, state/provincial, or federal enforcement.

Essential Businesses:

 Grocery, Gas, and Emergency Services Only!

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