July 7, 2020 Update
Keeping our employees safe and healthy is always our #1 value. We continue to take the health and safety risks associated with COVID-19 extremely seriously. All of our operational areas have site-specific field safety COVID-19 plans that outline our rules and zero tolerance policies to keep our workers healthy and safe. Our employees are working from home whenever possible. In the field, we are wearing masks, social distancing, using hand sanitizer, and disinfecting surfaces regularly. Each of our jobs has a different set of hazards, so we work carefully to understand and mitigate each individual situation. We are screening for fevers, loss of smell, and other potential COVID-19 symptoms, as well as testing for those identified as high risk. So far, none of our employees have contracted the virus. We believe this is due to our strict work protocols and our behavior based safety program and culture that we have built over the years. Our employees are taking this seriously, and we believe we are all in this together. We monitor COVID-19 statistics and trends regularly and use that information to make data-driven decisions regarding work. With the mitigations we have in place, we are currently able to safely perform all of our work for our clients.
March 16, 2020 Update
KC Harvey’s top value is always the health and safety of our staff, our clients, our vendors and our community. We have been closely following the social distancing recommendations of the CDC with regard to prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Prior to this week, our employees were using the recommended hand washing protocols, and we were disinfecting surfaces in the office several times per day.
In addition, here’s what we’re doing now (as of Monday 3/16):
- Gave all our staff the option to work from home for the next three weeks or until guidance from the CDC changes. Most, if not all, are taking that option. Luckily, in our line of work, working from home is possible, so we do not anticipate any major interruption to our business continuity.
- Instructed field workers to continue their work, as they generally work individually and do not interact with others in their job scope. We understand that our field workers face a very different suite of potential hazards, and we are taking every precaution to protect them.
- Formed a COVID-19 preparedness and response team to monitor the situation in real-time and adapt or implement response processes and procedures that will best protect our people and communities
- Providing our employees with regular updates and guidance
- Maintaining communication with clients to understand and satisfy any restrictions and adjusting our procedures accordingly to minimize impacts to ongoing work
- Canceled or postponed all non-essential travel until further notice
- Canceled planned participation at external conferences in the near future
- Avoiding any internal in-person meetings and gatherings
- Using virtual meetings and teleconferences as needed
- Reviewing our policies and processes to allow our employees to make the best decisions for themselves and their families
At this point, thankfully, all of our employees are healthy, and we intend to keep it that way.