September 30, 2020
In light of the Pandemic, will Katimavik houses have their normal mid-cohort travel rotations this month?
Yes, the rotations take place on Wednesday, September 30.
The Quebec City and Calgary houses will rotate with each other as originally planned. The Peterborough House will go to Nanaimo. The Nanaimo House will travel to Winnipeg. The Winnipeg House will fly to Peterborough.
Due to restrictions in the Atlantic bubble, the Moncton House will not be part of the rotation and will finish this Cohort in Moncton.
What are the safety precautions for Katimavik Participants during the flights and rotation day?
In planning this Cohort, Katimavik worked to make the rotations as safe as possible.
As they have done diligently since the Pandemic began in the spring, all Katimavik Participants will be strictly adhering to all local, provincial, and federal health and safety guidelines.
Participants are each provided with two masks and care packages for the flights. Those care packages consist of hand sanitizers, wipes, and bottled water for the travel.
In addition, each Katimavik House has hosted information sessions for Participants prior to the travel.
What happens when the Katimavik Participants arrive at their new houses on rotation day?
No quarantine will be required due to the changes Katimavik made to rotation locations for some groups.
In communities where COVID-19 tests are available, Participants will get tested upon arrival.
Participants will then begin their volunteer placements while strictly adhering to all local, provincial, and federal health and safety guidelines, through the end of this Cohort in mid-December.