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Medical Monitoring & COVID-19

Medical Monitoring & COVID-19

At Pegasus Medical Monitoring the health and well-being of our monitoring participants and clients is of paramount importance.

We are reaching out today to let you know the steps we are taking to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, while still continuing to provide monitoring services and ensure employers, unions, and professional colleges that their safety-sensitive employees are adhering to workplace health and safety requirements. Pegasus staff are following all current recommendations from municipal, provincial, and federal authorities in order to conduct essential services with the utmost regard for public health and safety.

Effective immediately, we have moved all of our scheduled monitoring sessions to an online platform in order to reduce contact and practice social distancing. However, Pegasus Medical Monitoring remains operational as a testing facility.

The following measures have been employed to ensure that testing may be conducted with minimal risk to staff and monitoring participants:

  • Participants will be given specific times to attend our office for on-site testing. This gives us the ability to provide a dedicated space for each individual.
  • Pegasus staff will disinfect all high-touch areas after each session is complete.
  • Upon arrival, participants will be directed to thoroughly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. Masks are available upon request, as needed.
  • Additional hygiene procedures have been implemented by Pegasus staff and contractors including: thorough and frequent sanitization practices (interior and external door handles, faucets, cabinets, pens, desks, chairs, and all items used for testing)
  • If a participant is currently required to self-quarantine and is unable to present for testing, they will be required to undergo either hair or PEth blood drop testing to confirm abstinence during their period of isolation.
  • Pegasus staff and contractors who are exhibiting cold and/or flu symptoms, have been in close contact with anyone exhibiting cold and/or flu symptoms, or who have recently travelled are prohibited from entering the premises.

For the time being, Lifelabs is still conducting Chain of Custody urine testing as usual, and many of our participants will continue to attend for testing at their nearest Lifelabs location. More information regarding Lifelabs’ response to COVID-19 can be found through their website.

In light of the current recommendations around social distancing, mutual support meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous have limited their meeting capacity and/or frequency, or have cancelled entirely. We have provided all monitoring participants with links to online resources so that they may still attend their required number of meetings and remain compliant with the terms of their monitoring agreements. The online meeting platform intherooms.com provides receipt of attendance following each meeting if requested by the attendee.
Our hope is that with these measures in place, the professional organizations we work with can rest assured that high-quality medical monitoring services will remain operational as we navigate the current situation with COVID-19. Our procedures and protocols may continue to be modified as new information becomes available. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Sue Donaldson, BSW, RSW, CCAC, ICADC, CEC
Executive Director
Pegasus Medical Monitoring Inc.