March 2, 2021
As the days gradually grow longer, there is a renewed sense of hope and anticipation that we are moving in the right direction to put Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror for good. Despite an extended lock-down in place for Toronto, vaccine results have been favourable and greater availability will hopefully accelerate a return to 'normal'.
Case counts are now receding from their recent peaks. However, we remain steadfast in our precaution to mitigate the risk of community transmission and to protect our employees and our clients. For now this means that only essential staff will be allowed entry to our office premises.
Restrictions and guidelines continue to vary between provinces and regions and Research Capital continues to operate and conduct business almost as usual as we have since March. The office towers which house our head office and most of our branches continue to be closed to the public. Physical distancing protocols in elevators and within our office space limit the number of employees who can be present in our offices. Our reception areas remain locked and visitors are not permitted. Our cage operations continue to receive and deliver securities and funds electronically and by mail and courier. Our trading operations continue to operate as usual.
We will update this message as changes occur. In the meantime, we will continue to provide the highest level of service and look forward to the day when we can resume life as usual.