Privacy laws check-in

Hey everyone, privacy laws have been a big topic of discussion recently and so we are checking in with a few updates. You can read about the new order that temporarily allows more use of communications and collaborative software tools in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. These temporary measures are needed to support “social distancing” (i.e. working from home).

Here are some more details you may want to check in on for yourself or your work:

Hi, Just reminder about Privacy Laws during this time and what has now been passed:

When using Facetime, Zoom, non government Skype and such other technology; remember to have permission from the individual first. And if you are using technology for a meeting with staff do not record the meeting, do not use first and last names, SIN, DOB, addresses. Be mindful that all of these platforms collect people’s information. This includes your IP address, email, network provider, location as well as any aspect of the call.

Cari Havens, Quality Service Analyst (CLBC) – March 30, 2020

Thanks to Cari for passing this along.

A couple of plain language Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources – UPDATED

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Hi all:

Check out these resources from HSCL about staying safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thanks Marni at CLBC for passing these along.

UPDATE: Kathy has narrated My Plan For Being Safe and staying for those who would benefit to have the audio of this book presented to them. Thanks Kathy!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (posAbilities)

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Hi y’all

We hope that you are all staying safe and well.

posAbilities has collected and passed on these resources for people living with a developmental disability about the Coronavirus. A great set of tools (thanks posAbilities!) to help explain, in a social story format, what it is and what to do.

Stay safe!

INFO: CLBC webpage for updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hey everyone, please take a minute to check out CLBC’s webpage here. CLBC is posting regular updates when they have new information, resources, and strategies to help us all stay healthy.

You can also find everything we have posted on our website, by choosing “Coronavirus (COVID-19)” from the Categories drop-down menu on the right-hand side of this page.

Wash Your Hands!

Correct hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, virus and disease. WorkSafe BC provides a great video on correct hand washing technique. Check it out: