Valued Clients and Partners,
As you know, Governor Walz has issued a “stay at home” order requiring all Minnesotans to stay at home, subject to certain exceptions, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. OlympiaTech is considered an essential and critical business sector so we are exempt from this order pursuant to the Emergency Executive Order 20-20.
This means OlympiaTech will remain operational during this two-week period which begins on Friday March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM and ends on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Our electricians, field crews, and other essential employees will carry documentation identifying them as critical workers while they conduct essential work on construction project job sites, at commercial facilities, and during their commute to and from their place of work to their place of residence.
Our work as a critical sector, to the maximum extent possible, will be conducted in a manner that adheres to Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Standards and the Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control Guidelines related to COVID-19, including social distancing and hygiene.
Below is an overview of the steps that OlympiaTech has implemented during the outbreak:
- Business continuity planning and readiness.
- Closely monitor and follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, WHO, MDH, NECA, and OSHA.
- Essential and critical employees will continue to work in the physical office/warehouse and in the field, as permitted by the EEO Order 20-20. All other office/warehouse employees will work remotely.
- Restricting all visitors to our office/warehouse.
- Strictly adhering to the guidelines and policies put in place by our clients and general contractors.
- Daily wellness monitoring in the office/warehouse and on the job sites.
- Requiring employees to stay home if they are sick.
- Increased hygiene and cleaning measures in the office/warehouse and on job sites.
- Proactively communicating with our clients.
- Virtual internal and external meetings instead of face-to-face meetings.
- Enhancement of communication tools and technology to continue communication with our employees and clients.
- Monitoring our supply chains to identify and plan for any possible disruption of materials and supplies.
- Restricting all business travel and discouraging non-essential personal travel.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any thoughts, questions, or concerns you may have. We will continue to work closely with our valued clients as the situation progresses.