Member update: let’s keep each other safe

An updated message on our COVID-19 response

The team at Peg City Car Co-op (PCCC) is closely monitoring the news and government updates regarding COVID-19. We will continue to update our members and community through social media and direct email messaging.
Our chief concern during this time is member and staff safety.

Transmission and spread

At this time health professionals have ascertained that COVID-19 spreads through contact with infected droplets, which can include contact with an infected surface. COVID-19 can survive on a wet surface for up to 6 days and on dry surfaces such as plastic for 3-4 days. This is why it is of utmost importance to take extra precautions and preventive measures.

Preventative measures

Since vehicles are confined spaces, you are unlikely to come into contact with the virus through coughing or sneezing unless you are accompanied by an infected person. It is therefore a relatively safe place. However, certain precautions are necessary to avoid transmitting the virus through contact.

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are taking extra steps to sanitize our vehicles. While PCCC’s vehicles are cleaned regularly, we have implemented new cleaning standards that focus on disinfecting high-touch places in each vehicle. While we are maintaining our regular full wash cycle, we have also started going to cars as frequently as possible to clean key touch points. This means our team is attempting to go to each car every couple of days, and sooner if possible.

Pre-booking Sanitization:

In addition to our recent fortification in sanitation efforts, Peg City Car Co-op is now offering pre-booking vehicle sanitization for bookings at least 24 hours in length, as well as any booking for those who are, or are living with, at risk or immune-suppressed individuals. This will be based on an honour system. No explanation required!

While we social distance, PCCC understands that people still need to get around safely to buy groceries, go to a doctors appointment, or just get outside for a little while. We hope this program will help those who are most at risk.

Members can now request a pre-booking cleaning  To request your pre-booking cleaning, simply reply to your booking confirmation email.

Provide us with a minimum of 24 hrs notice via email [email protected] or phone (204) 793-3912. For now we will only be offering the program Monday to Friday on bookings that start between 8am and 6pm.

Support for front line workers: 

Peg City Car Co-op understands that during these difficult times, we all need to work together as a community. That’s why PCCC is introducing a new rate plan that will make it easier for frontline organizations and workers to access our vehicles. 

Starting in April, PCCC will be introducing a new rate plan that allows frontline workers, or organizations to booking vehicles for $15/day, with no kilometre charges, and monthly fees. The member or organization would have to cover the cost of fuel. 

The plan is only available to members, and the price structure can only be offered for bookings that are one week or longer. 

Vehicles will be sanitized before and after pick up.

Please contact us for more details!

Take care out there

As a community, we can all work together to contribute to reducing the spread of COVID-19 by regularly washing and sanitizing our hands. PCCC strongly recommends that members and passengers clean/sanitize their hands upon entry and exit of a vehicle. When possible, use an alcohol-based disinfectant to wipe areas down and to disinfect your hands if you don’t have access to soap and water. More than ever, it is important that members do not leave any waste in vehicles.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or feel any symptoms commonly associated with the illness (e.g. fever, sore throat, cough), please follow guidelines set out by Manitoba Health.

Working together, we can all keep each other safe! 

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