Baker Family,

We made it to Memorial Day! As local economies re-emerge from quarantine, it is time to consider our continued work strategy. Most of you have been working through this pandemic in heroic fashion. We are all proud of you for that effort and commitment. While some of you have been on jobsites, some in the office, and some working remotely, you have continued the task at hand to the best of your abilities. As those of you who have been working remotely begin to return to the office, we need you to work in coordination with your department head and branch general manager. They have an understanding of your local, municipal guidance, and they have the best knowledge of how to phase employees back into each individual office given the need and office space. As we have said before, the last thing we would want now is for any of our branches to experience an outbreak – you all have been doing an effective job complying with these practices while continuing to serve our customers. We want to ensure that we are able to continue to do so!

Here is what will happen and what we need to be mindful of over the next few weeks:

  • Shelter in Place orders are being phased out over the next few weeks in our locations. As returning to normal operations is our goal, we will need to take a phased approach. Your management teams will be working with you during the coming days / weeks to develop plans that make sense for individual locations and departments based on personnel numbers and activities.
  • If you are feeling sick, do not come to work.  PLEASE notify your supervisor and Human Resources and stay home if you have symptoms.
  • If you are well but have a sick family member at home with COVID-19, follow CDC-recommended precautions and notify your supervisor and HR.
  • Follow CDC-recommended steps if you are sick. You should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers, your employer, and state and local health departments. · Follow CDC-recommended precautions and 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.
  • Specific jobsite and fabrication areas may require the use of masks. Please continue to observe and follow these specific mask protocols for required sites and fabrication sites until further notification otherwise; however, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Please wear any suitable covering that makes you feel at ease and comfortable. (Cloth face coverings have been shown to prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others.)
  • Clean and disinfect frequently 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.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene. This is an important infection control measure. With appropriate hand hygiene, you do not need gloves to protect you from COVID-19. When possible, wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
    —> Key times to clean hands include:
    1. Before and after work shifts and breaks
    2. After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    3. After using the restroom
    4. Before eating and before and after preparing food
    5. After touching objects which have been handled by coworkers, such as tools and equipment
    6. Before putting on and after taking off work gloves
    7. After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings
    8. Before donning or doffing eye or face protection (safety glasses, goggles, etc.)
    – Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    – Use tissues when you cough, sneeze, or touch your face. Throw used tissues in the trash and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol if a sink to wash your hands is not available.
  • All directives relative to cost containment remain in effect. Expense and cost containment remain critical. Non-essential travel, non-job related credit card usage, overtime usage, hiring freeze for salaried positions, wage freeze, and, in some cases, reductions in work hours all help to balance the negative impact of some projects being delayed or cancelled, customers who defer / delay payments, and reductions in our normal revenue volume levels. Thank you and please continue to operate in this manner.

As always, we must keep each other healthy, mentally and physically, with positive attitudes and prudent hygiene practices. We must continue to professionally serve our customers as they return to operations in their facilities. This is a critical time for all as our economy begins to pick up the pieces of the pandemic.

… stay CALM… stay FOCUSED …stay vigilant on HYGIENEWe WILL get to the other side of this, and we WILL be stronger for it!

ALWAYS GOOD WORK!

Board of Directors
Prentiss, Mark, Woody, John, Frank, Dylan, Toby, & Allen
Baker Roofing Company

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