Letter to employees

Monday June 01, 2020


Dear colleagues,

It has been nearly three months now that the Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on all aspects of our lives. Gradually, we get use to the impacts of this crisis, which turns into a new reality a little bit each day.

In Europe, the United States and Canada, the “peak of the infection curve” seems to be behind us and the various isolation measures are being relaxed one by one. It is important not to make the mistake of believing that this indicates the end of this crisis.

As June begins, we have a higher number of new cases and more daily deaths than we did at the end of March. So, if we just look at these daily numbers, it hasn’t gotten any better yet.

However, the unpredictable side that this crisis presented two or three months ago is being replaced by a certain regularity which lets us believe that our health system is ready to face the situation. Despite the social opening of the past few days, it remains extremely important to maintain the distancing and health protocols at all our sites. In effect we must absolutely avoid the transmission of the disease in the workplace.

As an employer, we have no control over the potential for external contamination that awaits us all. We can only raise awareness and trust your precaution and good judgment. I repeat my words from a few weeks ago: The question is not “if” we are going to have a colleague infected by Covid-19 – the question is “when”.

Our common responsibility is to ensure that when we face this situation, our actions, practices in place and health protocols are respected well enough that no contamination between colleagues will take place at Manac.

It is our individual efforts and discipline that will ensure the success of the team and the safety of all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


Charles Dutil








Letter to employees – March 14, 2020