The dynamic situation around COVID-19 (coronavirus) is ever-changing, and Nabholz’ response is also evolving. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to fiercely protect the safety of our employees and their families.
HOW NABHOLZ IS KEEPING UPDATED
Nabholz has put together an action team that meets daily to tailor our corporate response to the spread of COVID-19. This action team includes our CEO, COOs, corporate counsel, human resources manager, marketing director, and all regional presidents.
As of now, this team has determined to take these action steps:
- After careful consideration, Nabholz project sites and offices are open unless the owner or health department has deemed it unwise to keep operating in these locations.
- Construction has been deemed an essential business in almost every location in which we work. Nabholz will continue to conduct construction operations in accordance with current CDC guidelines, with the health and well-being of our workforce as our top priority.
CLIENTS AND ONGOING PROJECTS
- Many of our clients are putting policies in place aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. In these cases, we will follow client instructions on whether or not to pull Nabholz workers from their facility
- We are actively working with owners to help them navigate this difficult time and rearrange work schedules as they see fit
- We are here to assist clients and encourage them to reach out to us at any time. In some unique cases, the best time to perform critical maintenance is when the facility is free of non-essential personal. Let us help you take advantage of this time
PERSONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
We are encouraging all employees to exercise caution and take all appropriate health and safety measures. Here are some essential tips everyone should follow:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Always clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
- Frequently clean “common” surfaces with alcohol-based disinfectants.
MITIGATION MEASURES AT PROJECT SITES
- We have installed portable handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer to job sites.
- We are sanitizing surfaces such as office trailers, etc. daily using EPA approved disinfectant.
- We are limiting jobsite meetings to small groups of people to allow compliance with recommended social distancing guidelines.
- We are encouraging one-on-one conversation from a safe distance (at least six feet), the use of email to communicate, and video conferencing when available.
- Non-essential visitors are not allowed at Nabholz job sites or offices.
- If you had close contact with an individual who has a confirmed positive test result for COVID-19, you are not permitted on a Nabholz job site or office for 14 days from the date of contact.
- If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek appropriate medical care and self-quarantine. Do not come to a Nabholz job site or office.
Unfortunately, some individuals are using this tragic situation to target the financial dealing of companies. Please avoid the scams by noting the following:
- Nabholz will not change payment instructions via email or text.
- Do not change any aspect of the payment method or process as outlined in your contract or that is contrary to those processes used to date, unless instructed to do so directly by Tim McKenna, Corporate Controller of Nabholz in writing by regular mail.
- Please confirm any change in such payment instructions with a phone call to Nabholz Accounting Coordinator Julie Carmichael at (501) 505-5143 before relying on changes to payment processes.
- We anticipate potential interruptions to the supply chain and the availability of labor as a result of the COVID-19 situation. Nabholz is working hard to identify the potential disruptions to our projects due to these issues and will work with you to mitigate those disruptions to the extent possible.
MEETINGS AND TRAVEL
- When practical, we are conducting meetings by telephone or videoconference.
- We are postponing all social events and all meetings of ten or more people, as per guidelines set forth by the United States Government.
We will continue to adapt our approach as needed as the situation evolves, and additional government guidance is issued.