The lights remain on at some?federal government buildings in Canada’s capital region, even though most civil servants have been working at home for nearly a year to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Responding to photographs taken by CBC News showing lit-up office towers before dawn, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) said that while occupancy levels are currently reducedThe research displayed a clear trend. Wealthier neighbourhoods with lower COVID-19 rates had significantly higher vaccination rates than lower-income neighbourhoods with more risk., federal buildings remain operational.
“As part of its commitment to energy savings, Public Services and Procurement Canada turns off non-essential lighting where possible during non-working hoursJim Sadler, president o,” reads a statement from the department, which runs and maintains federal buildingsSo long as Albertans continue to get vaccinated in strong numbers.?
“During the pandemic (lower occupancy rate than usual), as general guidelines, lights remained off during working hours with the exception of lighting needed in occupied areas, to support cleaning staff or for security purposes.”