As we all wrestle with COVID-19, I hope we can take good notes on how we structured our Rescue Coordination Centres to maintain the watch and protect our team members. As an example, JRCC Halifax moved from a floating schedule in which anyone could work with anyone to a four team approach. Teams remain working with each other during this time of social distancing to avoid cross contamination. As well, the JRCC has started using both the primary site and the alternate site, but never for back to back shifts. This means that Team A working in the primary site hands over to Team B who begins their shift in the alternate site. While Team B works, a cleaning crew comes into the primary site to wipe down surfaces and clean it before Team C arrives at the primary site to take the hand over from Team B, and the cycle continues.
Halifax is fortunate to have excellent facilities for both primary and alternate, but there must be other techniques being used. If everyone is already too busy, I don't imagine much traffic will appear on this Challenge, but I hope to see more when we can come up for air.