East Coast Construction SD Covid Update
We know you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and how it may impact us here at East Coast Construction SD. We’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations. We’re closely monitoring the situation and know that misinformation and fear can spread more virulently than the virus itself, and we want to discourage false information from circulating. If you’re looking for trusted, up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the specific coronavirus websites of the CDC or the WHO. Ensuring our staff and residents are in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority and we will do everything in our power to ensure both our employee s and customers. We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we’ll take as an organization if and when necessary.
We need your help:
1. Sick employees need to stay home. If you have any symptoms, stay home and notify your supervisor. Those symptoms include: cough, fever, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath.
2. Notify us if you develop respiratory symptoms while at work. These include: cough, fever, sore throat and/or shortness of breath.
3. Let us know if you work in other health care settings or have any exposure to other facilities with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
4. Practice proper hand hygiene. All employees should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol upon entering the building and before and after interaction with residents. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
As a Construction worker, how can I protect myself?
We will continue to look primarily to local, state and federal health departments for guidance in addressing the Coronavirus outbreak. They are the experts in this area. Our company will follow recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and The Florida Department of Public Health, but this does not mean you do not need to protect yourself. Potential sources of exposure include having close contact with a coworker or member of the public who is ill with COVID-19 and touching your nose, mouth, or eyes after touching surfaces contaminated with the virus or handling items that others infected with COVID-19 have touched. Actions you can take include the following:
- FollowCDC-recommended precautionsand notify your supervisor if you are well but have a sick family member at home with COVID-19.
- Limit close contact with others by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet, when possible.
- Limit the number of workers in small workspace areas such as job site elevators, trailers and vehicles, and spaces under construction if possible.
- CDC recommendswearing cloth face coveringsin public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas where there is significant community-based transmission of COVID-19.
- Cloth face coverings may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others.
- Cloth face coverings are NOT surgical masks or respirators and are not appropriate substitutes for them in workplaces where masks or respirators are recommended or required.
- Clean and disinfectfrequently touched surfaces such as shared tools, machines, vehicles and other equipment, handrails, ladders, doorknobs, and portable toilets. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces periodically throughout the shift but also:
- At the beginning and end of every shift
- After anyone uses your vehicle, tools, or workstation
- Limit tool sharing if possible.
Covid-19 Workplace Safety Policies
Personal Hygiene and Safety Protocols
We are following protocols provided by the CDC, as well as any state or local health requirements. We may also implement additional safety requirements, at our discretion, at any time. Our current safety requirements are as follows:
- Wash your hands as soon as you enter the workplace.
- Wash your hands after touching any high-touch surface with bare hands, such as door handles, water cooler buttons, security or payment keypads, or communal workstations. If possible, cover your hand with something when touching high-touch surfaces.
- Wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth, at all times, unless you have received specific instruction otherwise, while in office or on homeowners property.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from all other people, at all times. If a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained, a mask must be worn, even if you are otherwise exempted from that requirement.
- If you cough or sneeze while not wearing a face covering, do so into your elbow or a tissue. Immediately throw away the tissue (if used), promptly wash your hands, and put on a face covering to avoid further exposing those around you.
- Recognize personal risk factors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis, liver disease, diabetes, immune deficiencies, or obesity, are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
Close Contact with an Infected Person
If someone in your household or someone with whom you have had close contact (less than 6 feet) has been diagnosed with COVID-19, including a presumptive diagnosis, contact management immediately, and before returning to the workplace a negative test result may be needed.
Report all out-of-state travel to management before traveling or at least before returning to the workplace. This includes travel that does not require the use of time off, such as taking a weekend trip. Quarantine periods may be required post-travel, depending on current government guidelines or company policy, as well as a negative COVID-19 test result
Potential Office Closures
If it is necessary to close the workplace entirely, we will attempt to provide you with notice so that you can prepare to work from home, if feasible. However, in case of a sudden closure, you should take your devices, chargers, mouse, and any other tools you need to be productive home with you after work each day.
On behalf of the entire team at East Coast Construction Sd, Thank you, again, for your efforts and tremendous work during this extraordinary time. Together, we will continue to achieve our mission as we provide critical services and support for homeowners, and one another. In the coming days and weeks, any one of us may stumble here and there—none of us is perfect. So, please extend one another grace and understanding as we learn, grow, and adapt in these tough times together. If you have questions or are experiencing any challenges, please reach out for help.
Sean Carlisi Diosvany Ramos
East Coast Construction SD- Owner East Coast Construction SD-Owner