COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: HIEC Event Update

March 12, 2020 – Burlington, Ontario – The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In terms of the HIEC’s upcoming events, we are taking our lead from Public Health, who is currently not suggesting the postponement or cancellation of any scheduled events. As a result, we are proceeding as planned with all upcoming HIEC events, including Women as Career Coaches on March 25, 2020 and Men as Career Coaches on April 23, 2020.

The safety and well-being of the community are of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this policy as required. We will communicate any event changes to registrants, schools, and the public through email, social media posts, and updates on our website. Should the directive from the Region of Halton Public Health change, HIEC may offer alternative options for our events – including rescheduling events.

Currently, we encourage all event attendees to:

Evaluate their own health (and the health of people they’re in close contact with), when deciding to attend an upcoming HIEC event. For those who are no longer able to attend our events, refer to the information below.

Follow the guidance of the Region of Halton Health , everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of viruses, including but not limited to:

  • Wash your hands often with warm water and soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Use sanitization materials offered complimentary at Chamber events
  • Greet other event attendees with a fist bump or wave, instead of a handshake

HIEC Events

If you are not able to attend an in-person event, please contact HIEC at info@hiec.on.ca prior to the event. If you are no longer able to attend an event that you are registered for, please send an email to info@hiec.on.ca as soon as possible.

As published on the Region of Halton Health site, symptoms of the COVID-19 Coronavirus can range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe, and can include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you are unwell, we encourage you to stay home to recover.

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