COVID-19 Update for Employees

COVID-19 Update for Employees – PDF

NASSCO has been informed that an employee has tested presumptively positive for the coronavirus (COVID- 19). The employee last worked on April 17, 2020 in SOC 3, 2nd shift. Any persons found to be in close contact with this individual, will be contacted by HR.
 
The CDC issues guidance in determining a close contact based on duration, distance and circumstance of potential exposure. CDC states a close contact as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with COVID19 for a prolonged period of time. Up to date information on this guidance can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html
 
We have had an increase in COVID-19 cases but this is, in large part, due to the increase in accessibility of COVID-19 testing. Two new, appointment-only COVID-19 testing sites opened yesterday in Escondido and Chula Vista and mobile testing sites will soon be deployed around San Diego to accommodate the increased demand for testing. As more testing sites like these emerge, the amount of positive reports are inevitably going to increase. We must continue to remain vigilant, we are all in this together.
 
What Are We Doing?
Employee health and safety is the priority. We’ve implemented a series of health measures for employees to prevent and minimize the spread of the virus — from increasing the frequency and intensity of cleaning to adjusting our practices in the shipyard to ensure the recommended social distancing guidelines are met. We are meeting every day, working to identify additional ways to improve on these measures.
 
Employee Communication
We are committed to keeping our employees notified at the onset of receiving notification of a presumptive positive, through email and text notifications. As soon as a new case of COVID-19 has been reported, HR and Safety immediately begin contact tracing in order to:
  • Identify where the employee worked so that we can deep clean and sanitize the area with products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19
  • Contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the employee per the current CDC guidance
What Can You Do?
Wear your face coverings, wash your hands frequently, and remember the importance of social distancing and continue to practice it, even during breaks and meal periods. By following these protocols and all safety measures, we continue to minimize the potential spread of the virus.
 
We are thankful for your dedication in following these steps and working safely every day.