Updated: Monday, April 20, 2020
As this pandemic continues to grow and is expected to get worse before it gets better, we will take the following precautions to avoid contracting and/or spreading the virus.
In addition, since most of our work is done inside someone else’s home, the “working remotely” idea isn’t very effective, though we will do so whenever possible.
Many of our customers are in the high-risk category for COVID-19, either because of age or because of health conditions; for these projects, we will take extra precautions.
Employees are instructed to self-isolate. Any employee who exhibits flu-like symptoms has been instructed to alert their supervisor immediately. Decisions will then be made as to whether the employee should remain at home, and for how long. Additionally, employees will alert their supervisor if anyone in their household or close sphere is showing symptoms; again, decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis as to what additional precautions need to be made.
Thermometers. We have purchased three “Non-Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometers.” Each employee will test their temperature each day before entering a client’s home. Early detection of symptoms is the idea.
Surface wipe downs. Surfaces that we and the client’s family touch (doorknobs, stair railings, etc.) will be wiped down at the end of the workday prior to taking our mandatory pictures of the job site.
Social distancing. We will follow social distancing guidelines on the job and stay 6 feet away from others whenever possible. Additionally, we will ensure there are ways for the homeowners to navigate through and around their home without getting too close to the workers.
Video Conferencing. We have established a video conferencing system that will allow meetings with homeowners to happen from a distance, without compromising the excellent results that homeowners expect from us. We will also communicate with clients via text, phone and email whenever possible.
For the high-risk clients we serve, additional steps are be considered and decided on by the Project Manager on a case-by-case basis. Subcontractors working on a Suite Additions project will follow the same guidelines:
- Each person entering the client’s home will test their temperature each morning.
- Report any flu-like symptoms to the Project Manager.
- Wipe down commonly touched surfaces when leaving the project.
- Follow any additional steps as outlined by the Project Manager.