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Dear valued clients, First Nations partners, and project collaborators,
With the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, the Kleanza team has carefully considered the information being provided by our municipal, provincial and federal leaders as well as feedback we have heard from many of you. We care about our team and our clients/partners deeply and are taking the current health crisis very seriously. Some of our clients have suspended in-field operations and some First Nations have decided to limit or suspend in-field support to allow their team members to self-isolate in an effort to safe-guard themselves and their families from the risks of exposure. In considering this information, we wanted to notify you regarding our current response and plan going forward.
Kleanza will be suspending in-field activities on our projects effective immediately to allow our team and crews the ability to practice social distancing and self-isolation as we believe the safety of our team, clients, and partners are of the greatest importance. As archaeologists, we also need to consider the respectful management of cultural heritage which we believe is best undertaken with our First Nations partners, which cannot be done in their absence. We understand this is difficult news, but we feel this is the safest course of action to take for our team and partners to help curb the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as information emerges. When it is safe and reasonable to do so, we will once again focus our attention on executing our in-field programs.
In the meantime, although our offices are closed and we are suspending fieldwork, the Kleanza team are working remotely. Whether we live and work in the same community or are already connected digitally, we will continue to support you by advancing existing projects through email, phone, video conferencing, or other means of remote collaboration.
For our clients, our project managers will be contacting you directly to discuss ways we can continue moving projects forward. In some instances, we may consider pre-writing portions of our reports, pre-billing for projects which are on fiscal cycles, and other options to move your projects forward. We will work with you to find the best fit in these uncertain times. We are also looking into the option of making online training available to our clients and partners. Please reach out to us for further information.
We are all in this together. Stay safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty.
The Kleanza Team