Dear Western Canada Customers,
As provincial governments make plans to open up our economy, we are also doing the same as it relates to the gradual resumption of many of our services.
We are therefore pleased to inform you that our on-farm sample collection services will gradually resume in the coming weeks. The exact timing will vary by province/region and this will be communicated to each farm by your Lactanet field staff.
Based on public health recommendations, we will continue to provide our employees with the protective equipment necessary for their safety as well as yours. We will also implement safety protocols related to on-farm sample collection during milking and your assistance will be very important.
The following best practice will be implemented:
We will visit only when necessary and always by appointment. This includes the continuation of phoning our clients in advance and confirming that no one at the farm has travelled recently or has any COVID-19 symptoms.
- We will ask that the number of people present during our visit and when milking be minimized and restricted to only those that are necessary.
- We will ask that all individuals exercise their best efforts to observe a physical distance of at least 2 meters at all times.
- We understand that distancing may not always be possible during sample collection, therefore, our employees will wear a mask and glasses/faceshield while collecting samples during milking.
- We know that working side-by-side is one of the risk factors. Since the wearing of a mask (when distancing is not possible) is a strong recommendation from health officials, we will also kindly request that you and your employees also wear a mask during milking/sampling, if distancing is not possible.
Thank you very much for your continued support. We have made progress on many fronts and with ongoing diligence of precautions and protocols, we can provide you with the herd management services you require.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your Lactanet field staff representative.