Tolko doesn’t foresee closures, layoffs unless COVID-19 worsens

March 23, 2020

By: The Working Forest Staff

Tolko Industries says they are not foreseeing any closures or layoffs in the near future, depending on if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens.

“Right now we have no plans for any closures or curtailments,” says Chris Downey, communications advisor for Tolko Industries. “This is just based on the current situation of course, so if the situation changes we will have to reassess what procedure will be going forward.”

The company has taken precautions when it comes to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which included issuing a self-declaration form for visitors. The form is given to visitors, including truckers, which asks the user to answer questions about their recent activity, and if they could have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus.

“Anyone that visits our locations has to fill out the form,” says Downey. “It’s part of our effort to keep our employees safe.”

In Tolko’s press release, the company states access to their sites will be denied if any of the visitors have travelled to high-risk areas in the past 14 days, have been exposed in the past 14 days to anyone with flu-like symptoms or who was diagnosed with COVID-19, or if they are displaying flu-like symptoms themselves.

 

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