•Closures due to COVID 19
•Government Financial Aid
President Paul DesRosiers called an impromptu meeting of the MARA Board of Directors to discuss the recent COVID 19 situation.
•With New Brunswick in a declared State of Emergency, all non essential services are to be closed. In solidarity with our members in New Brunswick and for the safety of our members and the public in PEI and Nova Scotia, MARA has advised all members to suspend their practices. It can be assumed that Nova Scotia and PEI will follow New Brunswick in their government's decision to formally close services. Other professional associations and Colleges are following suit.
•Insurance Company, Lackner McLennan is advising that they will not extend coverage should clients receiving care contract COVID 19. The Board advises members to contact their liability insurance company. Until Insurance companies extend coverage, members cannot maintain their practice as outlined in our Membership protocol.
•The BOD also advises that members cannot volunteer their services at this time because of having no liability insurance coverage.
•The Board will continue to post information as it comes available concerning insurance coverage and government assistance.
•The BOD is still planning a Fall meeting and education session.
•The Board would like to encourage members to stay positive and maintain a professional and positive social media presence. Continue to spread positive Qi! This may also be a great time to take advantage of some online seminars and podcasts for CEUs and professional development.