COVID-19 office closure – we’ll keep you posted
As you may have already been aware, NLPB office has been closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 18. Staff members have reconvened virtually from home and are still working regular business days to support you during this time. While things are operating a little differently right now, please know that NLPB is here to continue delivering activities in each of the portfolios–professional practice, quality assurance, complaints and discipline, and registration and licensing; although, the activities may have taken an alternate direction due to COVID-19 for now. As we proceed through this time, we ask that you have patience with us in terms of our replies because at any given moment we may be experiencing an influx of requests. Nevertheless, we will get back to you.
As for when the office will physically be open to the public again, that will be determined and announced at a later date when government direction and advice is provided. As soon as we have more information we will let you know. Until then, every day we are learning to exist and work collaboratively in a virtual environment.
2019 AGM, Annual Report, 2020 Board Elections
Our strategic goals and planning have also been affected by the pandemic. The beginning of May was scheduled to be our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the release of our Annual Report for 2019. With current government lockdowns, and physical distancing measures in place, these things will look different this year. A new date for our AGM and the delivery of our Annual Report will be announced in the weeks to come. Our 2020 board elections will also be rescheduled to take place at a time when registrants will be better able to focus on the election. The decision to reschedule these events was made in part because the majority of our resources are presently dedicated to safely navigating through COVID-19, but also so we don’t subject you—our registrants—to an abundance of things that may distract from the already demanding task at hand.
Thank you for your cooperation and all of your efforts during this time.
National Volunteer Week 2020
We can’t let this week pass by without expressing how very thankful we are for all of the individuals who have volunteered their time to contribute to the advancement of self-regulation of pharmacy practice in Newfoundland & Labrador. Our volunteers consist of elected members, public appointments and registrant volunteers–thank you for your time and greatly valued contributions.
Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 22
Isn’t every day Administrative Professionals Day?
April 22 this year was officially recognized as Administrative Professionals Day. NLPB staff would like to give a huge shout out to our small but mighty administrative team seen above. There is a good chance that you have spoken, or speak, to our administrative team quite often as they complete many important tasks in the run of a work day on behalf of NLPB.
Please join us in sending them a virtual THANK YOU for all that they do to keep things running for the rest of NLPB staff, registrants and the public!