COVID-19 Update from Dick Ferchak and Omega Morgan
Dear friends of Omega Morgan,
In this uncertain and unsettling time, our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by COVID-19. The safety of our customers and employees has always been of the utmost importance to our company, and as we all feel the impacts of this novel coronavirus, that absolutely remains the case.
We are sensitive to the economic impact that results from the delay or stoppage of projects. While we continue to monitor the situation closely and are taking every precaution to safeguard the well-being of our employees and customers, Omega Morgan remains completely open for business and available to support our clients.
Consequently, we wanted to share an update regarding the precautions we are taking to keep our customers and employees safe:
All Omega Morgan employees have received a safety briefing on COVID-19, including information about the virus and the risks, how to prevent exposure, and what to do in case of contact with an exposed co-worker, private citizen or family member.
In addition, we have allowed our office staff to work remotely in order to reduce exposure. All field staff will remain at work, as scheduled, unless informed differently.
All Omega Morgan field employees, regardless of specific exposure risks, are encouraged to follow the guidelines established by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), as follows:
- Maintain a “social distance” of three feet (3’), as much as is practical during all work tasks
- Maintain good hygiene practices; frequently wash hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially when eating or touching face and eyes. If water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol
- Don appropriate PPE: eye protection, hand protection and respiratory protection
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue properly
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, e.g. door handles, computers workstations, cell phones, tools and equipment, etc.
- Any employee who feels sick is encouraged to stay home. Avoid close contact with people who are sick (including family members)
- Perform routine environmental “housekeeping”: clean up after oneself, frequently wipe down commonly touched areas
- Limit travel to areas where virus is spreading
- Employees working in “high-risk” workplaces such as hospitals, laboratories, etc., should comply with all facility and client PPE and Bloodborne Pathogens rules and guidelines
We greatly appreciate you and your business, and we look forward to continuing to support you with upcoming projects. If you have any questions or project needs, please give us a call.
Stay safe, and be well–
Dick Ferchak, Chief Executive Officer