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.