News & Events
September 28, 2021
Virtual Town Hall: Occupational, Personal, and Psychological Impact of COVID-19 and changing public health order restrictions
Date & Time: Oct 14, 2021 11:00 am SK, 1:00 pm EST
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has introduced PSP to greater levels of threat and uncertainty at work. PSP have experienced an increased risk of contracting the virus and spreading the infection to their household and professional network. The additional contribution of COVID-19 to PSP mental disorder symptoms and the ability to cope with occupational stressors largely remains unknown.
Dr. Greg Anderson will present survey data collected from firefighters, paramedics, and communication officials in B.C. during the height of the pandemic in late 2020 and early 2021. The survey examined exposure to COVID-19 and the impact of COVID-19 on home and work life. This data will be compared to data collected before the pandemic to illustrate possible impacts of the pandemic and escalating public health order restrictions.