Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

June 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees - PDF

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June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

The State of California has issued new guidance which requires everyone to wear a face covering when in public and when you are close to anyone not living in your household.

Face coverings are still mandatory while at work. This includes when entering any NASSCO facility, and while on NASSCO property. We understand that the face coverings can be annoying and challenging to wear at times, however covering our face during this time is one of the easiest things we can all do to help prevent the spread of the virus.

San Diego County is adding test sites regularly, you can find test locations and schedules here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/testing.html

June 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

This is a reminder if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (revised list of symptoms noted below) do NOT come to work and to contact HR at HRCV19@nassco.com or call (619) 544-8585.

COVID-19 Symptoms noted by the CDC:

  • Cough (not related to allergies)
  • Change in your ability to smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Runny nose or congestion (not due to allergies)
  • Unusual muscle pain

It is important we remain steadfast in our commitments to all the protective measures in place at NASSCO facilities. We need everyone’s help to keep the NASSCO family safe. Nobody can predict how the virus will affect someone else, and it is at the very heart of our actively caring safety culture to do everything you can to prevent the spread of the virus to someone else.

NASSCO’s onsite testing program continues this week. This process is going well and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation. This safety measure helps identify individuals who may not be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms but could be unknowingly carrying the virus.

While this testing is a proactive approach to minimize the spread of the virus at NASSCO, we continue to have individuals reporting to work while experiencing flu-like symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. We have also had individuals participating in carpools, which later resulted in multiple positive COVID-19 reports. This is contrary to established and repeatedly publicized safety protocols and is unacceptable.

Remember, by entering a NASSCO facility, you are agreeing to wear a face covering and you are not experiencing any flu-like symptoms. These safety initiatives are like any other safety regulation, and if you “see something, say something.” Please do your part in keeping the NASSCO family safe and notify your supervisor if you observe anyone not adhering to these safety protocols.

June 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees – Onsite Testing

COVID-19 Update for Employees - Onsite Testing - PDF

PUBLISHED:
June 9, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees - Onsite Testing

 We continue to receive reports of positive COVID-19 cases at NASSCO. Many of the recent reports are from individuals that were not experiencing any symptoms, but were positive for the virus. 

In order to expand the current safety measures at NASSCO, we are starting an onsite testing program this week to help identify individuals who may not be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms but may be unknowingly positive for the virus. 

Initially, the testing program will be offered to some of our Repair groups. Detailed information and instructions will be provided by their departments. 

June 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

We continue to work hard to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at NASSCO and we thank everyone for their support in keeping your fellow shipbuilders safe. NASSCO is taking significant steps to provide guidance and PPE to support a safe workplace. Everyone must follow the established safety protocols to minimize the spread of the virus and keep the NASSCO family safe.

Unfortunately, some individuals have come to work with flu-like symptoms and were later diagnosed with COVID-19. This is contrary to established and repeatedly publicized safety protocols. This is a reminder NOT to come to work if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and to contact HR at HRCV19@nassco.com or (619) 544-8585.

As a reminder, by entering a NASSCO facility, you agree to wear a face covering and that you are not experiencing any flu-like symptoms. Treat these safety initiatives like any other safety regulation, and if you “see something, say something.” Please help to keep us all safe and notify your supervisor if you observe anyone not adhering to these safety protocols.

NASSCO has increased the frequency of disinfecting and uses foggers daily to disinfect numerous common areas throughout the shipyard, as well as areas identified during the contact tracing process.

While disinfectant fogging supports our existing processes used throughout the facility to disinfect high-touch surfaces, please remember to continue to wash your hands regularly, wear your face coverings, clean your face coverings, and practice social distancing. We are all in this together.

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Safety Reminder for Employees

This past week, NASSCO has increased the frequency of disinfecting, and added a new method to accomplish this. We have begun using foggers to disinfect many of the common areas in the shipyard, as well as some shipboard and indoor building spaces. This is being performed daily by our Maintenance Team and a contracted company that specializes in this type of work. The fogging is currently taking place on 1st and 2nd shift. Some of the common areas disinfected on a daily basis include lunch areas, restrooms, handrails/stair towers, turnstiles, gangbox areas, and handwash/bluehouse stations.

Disinfectant fogging is a good supplement to our existing processes used throughout the facility to disinfect high-touch surfaces, but please remember to continue to wash your hands regularly, wear your face coverings, clean your face coverings, and practice social distancing.

NASSCO has been informed of additional positive reports of COVID-19 this week. Contact tracing and disinfecting efforts are underway. We are continuing to work hard to minimize the spread of the virus at NASSCO and we thank you for doing your part to keep your fellow shipbuilders safe.

This weekend we honor and remember the military members that have served in many wars and battles throughout history. We salute them, and their families, for the sacrifices made in service to our great nation. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.

May 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

We have several updates for you since our last communication. This week, we began distributing thermometer strips for personal use. We’ve made these available to all employees and encourage everyone to monitor their temperature before work and regularly.

When reporting to work, your temperature should be less than 100°F, without the use of fever-reducing medication like Tylenol or Advil. If your temperature is 100°F or above, please do not come into work and follow the proper steps for reporting.

We have noticed that some individuals are not adhering to the mandatory face covering directive. Face coverings are being used to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and thereof should be treated like all other safety equipment. The safety of your fellow shipbuilders depends on us all taking this mandate seriously.

Additionally, we have been made aware that some employees may be carpooling to work. We strongly encourage you to find other means of transportation, which allows for proper social distancing, whenever possible. If you elect to ride in a carpool, you should wear your face covering and the following control practices from the CDC should be used:

  • Limit the number of people per vehicle as much as possible. This may mean using more vehicles.
  • Maintain social distancing when possible.
  • Use hand hygiene before entering the vehicle and when arriving at the destination.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces after each carpool or shuttle trip (e.g., door handles, handrails, seatbelt buckles).

NASSCO has been informed of additional positive reports of COVID-19. Contact tracing and disinfecting efforts are underway. While the State of California is attempting to slowly re-open the economy, we have to remain vigilant, and faithfully follow all safety guidelines.

May 18, 2020 - Distribution of Forehead Thermometers

Distribution of Forehead Thermometers - PDF

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May 18, 2020

Distribution of Forehead Thermometers

Forehead thermometers are being distributed today for employees who would like to check their own temperatures before coming to work. If your temperature is 100°F or above, please do not come into work.

How to use forehead thermometers:

  1. Peel off backing and apply to clean forehead
  2. Wait 15 seconds
  3. Green: Correct temperature
  4. If you do not see green, blue or tan colors will appear:
    Blue: add 1°F
    Tan: subtract 1°F

If you have a fever, or any other COVID-19 symptoms:

  1. Contact your healthcare provider
  2. NASSCO employees please report in to the COVID-19 reporting line at (619) 544-8585
  3. Subcontractors please contact your employer.

Remember to wear your face coverings while at NASSCO facilities and regularly wash them.

More information for the forehead thermometers can be found below, and on the attached document.

May 14, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

We have several updates for you since our last communication. This week, you may have noticed we increased the frequency of temperature taking as you enter the facility. This process is going well and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

We still need your help. We encourage you to always keep in regular communication with your supervisors, however it is vital that HR receives any information pertaining to a COVID-19 positive report quickly and accurately.

As a reminder, you should not come to work if:

  1. You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  2. You have tested positive for COVID-19
  3. In the last 14 days, a member of your household or someone close to you, tested positive for COVID-19

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above, do not come to work and contact the COVID-19 reporting line: (619) 544-8585.

NASSCO has been informed of additional positive reports of COVID-19. Rigorous contact tracing and disinfecting efforts are being completed. We recognize the hard work from our Safety and HR teams in ensuring these tasks are performed quickly to help minimize the potential spread of the virus.

As anticipated, COVID testing in San Diego County is becoming more accessible and as a result we will continue to see more positive reports. It is imperative that we consistently adhere to our face covering and social distancing mandates while maintaining our commitment to all of the protective measures in place at our NASSCO facilities.

May 8, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

With the county moving to approve new levels of reopening more businesses in the upcoming weeks, it is important we remain steadfast in our commitments to all the protective measures in place at our NASSCO facilities. In addition, as reported earlier this week, face coverings are now mandatory in San Diego and at NASSCO. You must wear a face covering while at work.

It is also important that individuals who experience coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks—even if not experiencing any symptoms—not come to work, and report in, using the COVID-19 reporting line at (619) 544-8585.

This week we had more positive case reports and the Safety team continues to perform contact tracing and sanitizing activities wherever needed. One of the additional measures for disinfecting that is being deployed is the use of fogging. This utilizes a hydrogen peroxide solution that is safe for humans and effective against the virus. The process is performed on second shift and employees can typically re-enter the area soon after the fogging is complete.

On another front, we are pleased to report that five previously positive employees have fully recovered, returned back to NASSCO, and are doing well. We have also seen more than 30 employees, who have sought testing in the community, report back with negative results. If you would like to get tested for COVID-19, the county is offering free testing services by appointment only. To find a location closest to you, and to make an appointment, please visit
https://lhi.care/covidtesting
or call (888) 634-1123, Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm.

We are thankful for the NASSCO family working together and supporting each other at this time.

May 7, 2020 - COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Employees

We would like to provide you with several updates regarding COVID-19. The NASSCO team has been working very hard to keep the workplace safe while we continue our essential work. Since our last update, we have received information on additional cases of COVID-19. For all known cases, thorough cleaning and sanitizing have been completed and contact tracing is in progress.

Yesterday was the first day of mandatory face coverings. It was noticed and appreciated that everyone is taking the new instructions very seriously and we are complying with the new county order. This is another step in the right direction and we must continue that commitment.

It is good news that COVID-19 testing has become more accessible in San Diego County. As a result, we may continue to receive more notice of positive reports. The state’s three sites will offer about 800 testing appointments, Monday through Friday at the following locations:

Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020

Former Sears in Chula Vista
565 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910

North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido
649 W Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

A doctor’s referral is not required for testing at the above sites, but appointments are required. Appointments can be made online at

https://lhi.care/covidtesting

If you have no Internet access, call 888-634-1123, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

May 4, 2020 - Mandatory Face Coverings

COVID-19 Update for Employees - PDF

PUBLISHED:
May 4, 2020

Mandatory Face Coverings

San Diego County has issued a new order pertaining to face covering requirements. As a result, effective Wednesday May 6, 2020, all individuals must wear a face covering while on NASSCO property. We will be denying entry to anyone that is not wearing a face covering. We understand that San Diego officials will be enforcing this order in the community.

Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable face coverings since the items can be washed and reused. Please remember to regularly wash your face coverings.

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