On Sunday, Governor Ned Lamont issued executive order 7H, which calls for all non-essential workers here in Connecticut to remain at home for the foreseeable future until the threat of COVID-19 has diminished. His “Stay Home, Stay Safe” policy is meant to help limit the impact of the Coronavirus; to “flatten the curve” as we all now know is so essential.
Governor Lamont did announce some exceptions to this order; companies which he deemed as Essential Businesses are allowed to operate during this uncertain and disconcerting timeframe. Construction companies such as Connecticut Roofcrafters have been deemed as essential businesses as part of this order.
While we are relieved that we can continue to provide our customers with essential roofing services such as inspections, emergency repairs as well as new or replacement roofs, we also know providing this service during this time of uncertainty and danger to the community comes with great responsibility.
So what does this mean to us? And how does it impact our customers? There are three essential points we’d like to make.
First, while going about our professional duties, we will employ safe interaction practices as per the CDC. We have reviewed the OSHA guidelines for operating a business during the Covid-19 outbreak and have reinforced with all our employees the critical nature of operating safely in this new environment.
Second, to protect both our employees and our customers, we will employ common-sense safeguards such as employee fever monitoring, rigorous hand sanitation, sneeze/cough sanitation practices as well as safe work distance protocols during all site visits. You can learn more about these job site practices in guidance posted by The Builders Association.
Finally, we realize that many fellow businesses – people who are our friends and neighbors – have been asked by Governor Lamont to stay home for the foreseeable future. We view our ability to work during this timeframe as both a privilege and a responsibility. We have emphasized this with each of our employees, reinforced the importance of maintaining social distancing while driving to our job sites and reiterated that they should be at home when not working. We’re all in this together and we will pull our weight to beat this virus.
If you have any needs during this time, please let us know. We are certain we will all get through this together; in the meantime please take care of yourselves and do whatever is necessary for your health and well-being.
Michael Young and the team at Connecticut Roofcrafters.