It has been over a year since the pandemic began seriously impacting our daily lives, which of course included the adaptation of our work to a more virtual environment. We are continuing to evolve and adapt to remain in compliance with Federal and BC Government’s COVID protocols and the Restart Plan to ensure we keep our staff, clients and greater community safe. Starting June 15th and in tandem with BC’s Step 4 Safety Plan, we have commenced a gradual re-entry and welcoming of our valued team members, clients and guests back to our studio. We continue to take the necessary precautions in ensuring that the phased reopening is safe for all and continue to ensure that we are vigilant and flexible to new developments. We are hopeful that with the increase of vaccination rates and roll out of second doses within the province and globally, that our studio will be on track to fully reopen on September 7th alongside our province’s fourth and final step of the Restart Plan.
While there have been challenging moments, we have been inspired by the ingenuity and resilience of our peers and colleagues, many of whom are now juggling many work-related roles and domestic responsibilities simultaneously. We remain forever grateful for the tireless efforts of our front-line workers throughout our city and the globe who are helping those in need in these very challenging times.
This pandemic has forced us to question convention and historically established systems. Out of this reflection, will come changes that may shape and affect every aspect of daily lives, as we collectively begin to reimagine the type of world that we want to live in and pass on to future generations. Our studio looks forward to participating in this discussion and proposing alternate futures which we hope will unite humanity in an inclusive chora; where all citizens can feel at home on this tiny planet called earth.
– Gregory Henriquez