The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association has just released the results of its latest COVID-19 survey that asked members to comment on how they are affected by the current situation and some of the results are quite troubling.
Of the more than 80 companies that responded, 84 per cent are still operating, albeit with reduced on-site staff, and all have implemented new operational procedures.
A small number of companies have said they will only be able to stay financially viable for another month, and more than a third have said they will be in trouble if the current situation continues for more than three months.
Another third has said they can survive for six months while 40 per cent said they will be OK for a year or more.
Many are operating at reduced capacity and in many cases, as far as non-shop staff is concerned, they are working remotely.
Several companies have also closed their offices and showrooms, while others are open by appointment only.
Nearly 40 per cent of companies have not yet laid off anyone, while another 40 per cent have laid off half their workforce. Another 10 per cent have laid off all staff.
Nearly a quarter of participants have said they have applied for the federal government’s 75 per cent wage subsidy, while 68 per cent have not.
New measures designed to comply with social-distancing and additional cleaning requirements, range from staggered lunch breaks and signage to split shifts and offering masks to every employee.
There is a lot of good information and you can read the complete survey here: