Keeping Our Community Safe
Steps We’re Taking During the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus
We must all do our part to control and prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2. It is our goal during this time to strive to operate effectively, to ensure that all essential services are continuously provided, that employees are safe within the workplace, and that customers are safe on their job sites.
Here is how Captain Hook is proactively protecting our employees and our customers, while ensuring uninterrupted service.
We are committed to providing authoritative information about the nature and spread of infectious diseases, including symptoms and signs to watch for, as well as required steps to be taken in the event of an illness or outbreak.
Preventing the Spread of Infection in the Workplace
While Covid-19 remains a threat, or should any other infectious disease become rampant, we ask all employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce transmission in the workplace.
- Drivers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing when interacting with customers on site, at landfill, and anywhere else on route where they are in public.
- We will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers for use in all trucks. High contact areas including, but not limited to, steering wheels, and seats in trucks must be wiped down with sanitizer at the end of each day. We will, whenever possible, attempt to keep drivers in the same trucks each day.
- We encourage all employees to practice good hygiene by frequently hand washing with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds; covering your mouth with your elbow whenever you sneeze or cough; and discarding used tissues in proper receptacles.
- Unless otherwise notified, our normal attendance and leave policies will remain in place.
Staying Home When Ill
Many times, with the best of intentions, employees report to work even though they feel ill. During an infectious disease outbreak, it is critical that employees do not report to work while they are ill and/or experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Currently, the CDC recommends that people with an infectious illness such as the flu remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Employees who report to work ill or who become ill while at work will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.
When We Quarantine
For employees experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, we ask that they be tested as soon as possible.
If they test positive and are asymptomatic, they will quarantine for at least 10 days from the day of their positive test per CDC guidelines.
If they test positive for Covid-19 and are symptomatic, they will quarantine until at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared AND it has been at least 24 hours with no fever without the aid of a fever-reducing medication AND other symptoms are improving.
Refusal of Service
If any of our employees do not feel safe on a job site, because a customer or their crew is not respecting social distancing or other CDC recommended guidelines, and they feel that they cannot complete the service safely, then they may refuse to service until they feel safe to complete the service.
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