MaRS Centre institutes precautionary measures
MaRS continues to actively work with its clients to assess risks related to carrying out events.
TORONTO, March 12, 2020 — MaRS is closely monitoring the ongoing situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and receiving regular guidance from local health institutions and government agencies. As of today, the MaRS Centre remains open with appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of the community.
Events in the MaRS Centre
At this time, MaRS is continuing to hold smaller workshops and conferences in contained spaces on a case-by-case basis. Our decision is based on guidelines shared on March 10, 2020, by the Public Health Agency of Canada around mitigating the community spread of COVID-19.
Due to evolving uncertainties related to COVID-19 as well as the first suspected instance of community transmission of the virus being reported in Toronto, the MaRS Centre will stop holding large events in the Heritage and West Tower Atriums effective immediately.
MaRS health and safety policies and procedures:
- As precautionary measures, MaRS has implemented heightened disinfection practices throughout common areas and washrooms, and hand sanitizer is available in all public areas.
- To reduce the transmission of the virus, it is recommended that all tenants, event attendees and visitors abstain from handshaking or embracing; practise frequent hand washing; cover coughs and sneezes; avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth; and stay at home if feeling ill.
- To accommodate those who would prefer to avoid attending events in person, we are offering options to participate in gatherings virtually and through live streaming.
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