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OAQ, OAA, AIBC issue COVID-19 guides for architects

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Provincial and territorial architecture associations are issuing guidelines to their members on working during the coronavirus crisis.
The OAQ has worked with Kollectif, the Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (AAPPQ) and the Fonds des architectes to issue a “survival guide” for the architectural community.  It includes details on measures being taken by the provincial regulator and its insurer, including extending the deadline for the payment of annual licensing fees and insurance premiums until June 1. It also includes links to support programs offered by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
Construction sites are presently closed in Quebec, with the exception of sites that are expanding the capacity of the province’s healthcare system. Site visits by architects are also suspended until further notice. Kollectif is also producing an a series of audio documentaries entitled Comment ça va, toi"  (How are you doing") that examines how the coronavirus is affecting Quebec’s architecture firms. The first episode interviews emerging firms; the second episode will examine large firms; and the final episode will offer advice from industry veterans about navigating times of crisis.
In Ontario, the OAA is maintaining a FAQ page to keep its members updated. In response to a question about project sites closing down, it writes, “While construction has been deemed an essential service...
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