COVID-19 Procedures

artverb* health and safety practices during COVID-19

Updated January 20th, 2021

artverb* is CLOSED for local Toronto art services, including art packing and installation.

Due to the “Stay-at-Home Emergency Order” implemented by the Government of Ontario, all of our local Toronto art services are on hold until further notice. Our projected date for continuing Toronto jobs is February 16th, 2021. This opening date may be delayed if the government decides to extend the Emergency Order.

Our office is still monitoring emails daily, and will respond generally within 24 hours.

New York shuttles are still moving forward and on schedule.

Transportation and delivery services (like artverb*) are considered essential services and are good to resume. With our workers using safety protocol including the wearing of masks, distancing, and frequent hand and truck sanitizing we believe we are safe to continue. The safety of our team and clients are paramount to us. Please see the changes/updates for specific services listed below.

The goal of this document is to outline the minimum standards for safety that artverb* staff and clients must follow during the COVID-19 crises. Because of the evolving nature of the crises, this document may be updated to reflect the most current recommendations from municipal, provincial and federal sources. Nothing in this document is meant to supersede or contradict official recommendations issued through health agencies or other government entities.

artverb* worker safety

  • All artverb* staff will self-monitor their health, and notify artverb* management if not feeling well.
  • Any artverb* staff not comfortable about working a particular job due to health and safety reasons should let artverb* management know.
  • Whenever possible maintain a distance of 6 feet from others
  • Masks and gloves and hand sanitizer are being made available by artverb* however, any individual can choose to bring and use the own face coverings. Reusable masks will need to be maintained by the user with frequent washing and disinfecting.
  • artverb* staff will be issued a mask for weekly use
  • All artverb* workers are expected to wear proper PPE while working
  • All artverb* staff will have their own personal pen, knife, and tape measure.

Truck safety for artverb* staff

  • Truck crew will be limited to 2 in the cab of the truck
  • A KN-95 mask will be issued to artverb* NY/MTL truck staff for weekly use.
  • Trucks will have disposable nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer for daily use
  • artverb* will try to have fixed teams during transitional period
  • All trucking staff shall wear masks and nitrile gloves while working inside and outside the truck when
  • The trucks interior will be wiped down with truck cleaner wipes at the beginning and end of each day. A deep clean will be done at the end of each week.
  • Sanitizer will be used on high contact points of the truck, especially the outside door handles, inside grab handle, steering wheel, shifter, and turn signal. Common used tools will also be sanitized regularly.
  • The nitrile gloves will be changed after any stop or jobs that the truck has performed. Disposal of gloves in garbage bag in the truck.
  • While changing the gloves artverb* staff will sanitize hands.
  • When entering a third party facility or residence please be aware of 6 foot distance between all people

Deliveries to clients

  • Only NY Shuttle related deliveries are being done at this point.
  • All deliveries will be contact-less “door to door” service.
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from others at all time.
  • artverb* staff must wear proper PPE while working with a client, which includes wearing a face covering and wearing gloves.
  • Clients are required to wear masks when interacting with artverb* staff.
  • Limit unnecessary interaction with clients.
  • If anyone in the client residence is not feeling well on the day of scheduled services, we ask the client to contact the artverb* office to reschedule.
  • artverb* staff and clients will not share the use of pens to fill out any paperwork and sign the BOL. Each person will use their own.
  • Implement indirect contact BOL procedures where possible. This means not passing the BOL directly from person to person, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet at all times.

Art pickups from clients

  • Only NY Shuttle related pickups are being done at this point.
  • All art pickups will be contact-less. “Door to door” service.
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from others at all time.
  • artverb* staff must wear proper PPE while working with a client, which includes wearing a face covering and wearing gloves.
  • Clients are required to wear masks when interacting with artverb* staff.
  • Limit unnecessary interaction with clients.
  • If anyone in the client residence is not feeling well on the day of scheduled services, we ask that the client call to reschedule.
  • artverb* staff and clients will not share the use of pens to fill out any paperwork and sign the BOL. Each person will use their own.
  • Implement indirect contact BOL procedures where possible. This means not passing the BOL directly from person to person, and maintaining a distance of 6 feet at all times. Implement contact-less BOL procedures where possible
  • Any type of additional packing that may be required should be done in the truck if possible.

Art installation & art packing

At this time, artverb* is not offering art installations. On-site art packing is currently not available. All artworks must be packed and ready for transport ahead of collection.

Please contact our office with any questions.

Ryan Barrett
Owner of artverb*