Dear Valued Partner,
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. As a close member of our ecosystem, we want to ensure you that Talisen is fully operational and ready to serve your needs, while respecting the health and safety of the community being our number one priority. With the spread of COVID-19 in our region, we are reaching out to all of you as a partner in our community to ask for your commitment to ensuring the extreme caution in preventing further exposure of the coronavirus on our projects and yours. As you may have seen, we are taking proactive steps and precautions to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To date, the following measures have been instituted:
As of today, Talisen jobsites are ongoing and fully operational. Please note the following:
All Talisen employees have been directed to remain aware and diligent in identifying those who display symptoms, or communicate symptoms, of COVID-19.
Our Field Superintendents are directing all workers on every jobsite regarding trainings on safety, cleanliness, and preventative measures. Field Superintendents maintain full authority to send individuals home who are showing signs and symptoms of illness – Talisen has a zero- tolerance policy for individuals who are exhibiting any symptoms. Individuals who are sick are not permitted to return to work until they show absolutely no signs of illness and have been cleared by a doctor. Decisions to close jobsites will be made at the discretion of each client and the assessment of Talisen leadership.
Talisen’s office remains open, albeit in a remote capacity. Please note the following:
The majority of Talisen employees have begun transitioning to remote work.
On Wednesday (3/18) a skeleton crew of in office personnel will be operating on a staggered office schedule.
Talisen is discouraging any visitors, and discontinuing in-office meetings, or close groups.
Extensive preventative and proactive cleaning protocols are in place at the office as per CDC and OSHA guidelines.
Our commitment to collaboration will remain strong as we work through these challenging times and we feel confident that these measures will allow us to safeguard our employees, jobsites, and clients while continuing to stay connected and support you through email, phone calls, and virtual meetings.
Employees who are feeling sick and/or exhibiting symptoms of illness should not come to a Talisen jobsite. Employees who are ill should stay home, rest and seek medical attention, as needed. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, cough and fatigue. If we notice an employee who isn’t feeling well, we will ask him or her to head home.
All employees should actively practice the everyday actions recommended by the CDC, which help reduce the spread of this virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or disinfectant wipe.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid shaking hands and other forms of casual contact.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw away the tissue.
Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times, we look forward to continuing to serve your needs as our client with a commitment to collaboration, client advocacy, and safety. Stay safe and healthy.