U.S. Engineering is continually monitoring the situation and will be updating this blog post from CEO Tyler Nottberg over time. Last updated March 13, 2020
I will begin with the obvious. The volume and frequency of news about the coronavirus and COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm each of us. I feel it myself, but it will not paralyze any of us. Like all of you, U.S. Engineering is taking the necessary steps to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time ensuring we meet the needs of our partners and customers. We are employing our Business Continuity Plan and are remaining agile as new information comes to light.
The following provides an overview of what we are doing as of today (3/13/2020). Of course, things are changing rapidly, and we’ll make updates to this post as necessary.
- A COVID-19 Task Force has been formed and meets daily as this situation evolves.
- Daily communications will be sent out company-wide to keep all team members up to date and informed. This information is also posted on our company intranet site.
- All business travel has been prohibited unless approved in advance by a company President. We have encouraged Team Members to be mindful of CDC guidelines for any personal travel.
- A “Tool Box Talk” has been developed and is being rolled out to all team members to educate them on the latest OSHA and CDC guidelines.
- We have implemented a ‘stay home policy’ – should a team member become sick, they will notify their supervisor and not report to work.
- We have implemented a temporary remote-work policy that allows people to work from home full time, if the job allows.
- We have upgraded our office cleaning protocol. This includes a complete building disinfection every weekend, and enhanced daily cleaning, which includes a mid-day “touch-point” cleaning of high-traffic areas.
- Emphasis and awareness to good hygiene practices are being communicated to all team members.
- Effort is being made to conduct all business through video conferencing and virtual means to limit guests in our office locations.
- While as of 3/13/20, no offices have closed, we have established a plan to ensure that if offices are closed, team members can operate remotely in order to keep essential services of our company functioning.
U.S. Engineering is committed to the well-being of our clients, vendors, suppliers and team members and will continue to monitor this situation and adjust our position accordingly.
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Chairman & Chief Optimist
U.S. Engineering Company Holdings