Keeping our customers and team safe in response to COVID-19

Updated: March 16, 2020

Out of concern for the well-being of all employees and visitors, we ask that you monitor your own health status before visiting, entering or returning to this workplace.  This policy also applies to employees working off site before you enter other job sites such as care homes, hospitals, institutions, residential and all other buildings.  This will include all sales representatives and support staff.

Our employees are supplied with N95 respiratory masks or respirators, surgical or like gloves is to be worn as part of the personal protective equipment required when working on job sites.

Questions to ask about Recent Travel History:

  • Have you traveled to or through any of the following COVID-19 High Risk areas within the last 14 days? (China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, the United States, a vacation cruise (any locations)
  • Has your local authority advised you or an individual you live with to quarantine?
  • Do you live with or have you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  • Do you live with or have close contact with someone who recently returned from a High Risk area?

NICI Employees: 

If any of the above apply to you, do not report to NICI facility.  Monitor your health and contact Donna Rossol, Chuck Neufeld or Todd Christensen to report your absence and for quarantine guidanceThe Health & Safety Officer will be in touch with you.

If you develop symptoms or have concerns, phone Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for COVID-19 and other health concerns including international travelers who have developed cold- or flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days of returning to Canada.  DO NOT return to NICI unless you are symptom free or have clearance from you health care provider, at all times complying with health officials and quarantine or isolation restrictions.


If any of the above apply to you, do not visit NICI office.   Make alternate arrangements with your NICI contact.

Symptoms Checklist:

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Fever of 38 C or 100.4 F or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Weakness

If you have any of these symptoms, do not report to NICI’s office facility.  Seek medical attention.

NICI Management are reviewing their business continuity plans and are taking steps to ensure employees can stay home when ill, without facing barriers such as the requirement for sick notes, and work from home if possible.  Management has also discontinued non-essential, work-related travel outside of Manitoba.

People are encouraged to take common prevention measures including regular hand washing with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds.  Make sure to dry hands thoroughly. Alternatively, people can use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if their hands are not visibly dirty.  People should also cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into their elbow of their sleeve.  As an added precaution disinfectants have been purchased so that we can sanitize all areas of the office including lunchroom, tech room and shop.  Staff are responsible for the cleaning/sanitation of their own work area twice on a daily basis.  Morning when they come in and before they leave at night.

Being prepared also means using official sources for the most up-to-date and accurate information.  The Manitoba government is also urging media to exercise caution in reporting information related to the evolving COVID-19 situation and to avoid hearsay or speculation, as this can spread misinformation.

Updated Bulletins will be posted on the Company’s Safety Board and National Industrial Communications Inc’s website.