What the new public health order means for your co-op

  10 November 2020

On Saturday, November 7, the Provincial Health Officer issued some sweeping orders that affect the activities of individuals and businesses in the Lower Mainland.  CHF BC highly recommends that our members take the appropriate measures to ensure that their co-op communities are safe and healthy. This includes limiting interactions with members in common areas and in-person meetings. We also recommend requesting a COVID-19 safety plan and policy from individuals and trades who might be working at the co-operative.

Property management is considered an essential service and staff at COHO Management (CHF BC’s property management organization) continue to provide services to clients either from home or from the co-op if physical distancing and other safety measures can be in place.  All our staff working at co-ops are required to submit a daily response to COVID-19 screening questions to confirm that they are not displaying symptoms, have not been in contact with someone displaying symptoms and have not been required to self-isolate.

CHF BC’s offices on Commercial Drive in Vancouver will be returning to a full shutdown, effective 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, November 10 until further notice.

Our staff continue to work to support you and your members via email and phone and online platforms to deliver what you need as we face these challenging circumstances together.

You can also find more guidance on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic for your co-op on our COVID-19 resource pages. If you have questions, please reach out to us via email at members@chf.bc.ca.