SKACL Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 2020-03-13


RE: Air Cadet League of Canada – Saskatchewan Provincial Committee (SKACL) response to Covid-19 Pandemic

 

Friends,

We are faced with a unique situation where we must take into consideration our actions specific to the health and well being of the public, our employees, volunteers and Cadets. I have no need to explain our concerns as the world is currently talking about Covid-19.

I encourage everyone to wash hands, avoid touching your face, use hand sanitizer and avoid direct personal contact whenever possible, practice social distancing and If you are sick, please stay home, self isolate and monitor. Beyond that I recommend the immediate suspension of all League sponsored events and SSC activities – fundraisers, tag days, bottle drives, SSC meetings etc. I understand that many events are in process and cannot be stopped without consequence. Please do what you can to reschedule or cancel and if you cannot cancel, please practice extreme hygiene.

We will get through this; I believe we need to be cautious, At this time, I encourage us to be proactive and restrict our group activities. This includes postponement of the Zone and Provincial Effective Speaking competition(s). Details regarding rescheduling will be distributed when available.

I encourage you to meet via teleconference / web conference with your respective committee members and discuss routine business, the immediate concern about holding your event as scheduled, postponing and / or cancelling individual events and activities as required. How will this affect you? Can it be cancelled? What are the costs associated with cancelling? Ultimately the decision is yours to make. I can only offer a recommendation.

As chairperson for Saskatchewan I recommend that all nonessential League and SSC sponsored / supported activities be postponed until further notice. I encourage you to communicate with officers and CO's for your respective squadrons as they are being guided by RCSU(NW). They will work to keep you us as required as information is updated on their end.

Please contact me directly with concerns.

 

Respectfully,

 

David Deswiage

Provincial Chairperson
Saskatchewan Provincial Committee
Air Cadet League of Canada
www.skacl.ca