Health & Hygiene
First and foremost, stay home if you are sick. All employees must practice good everyday respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both at work and in your daily lives outside of work. This virus is disseminated in the same manner as colds and the flu—and you can help prevent the spreading of this virus by using the same preventive measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol if soap and water are not available.
- Monitor your health daily. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Watch for the following symptoms including but not limited to: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Follow all company policies and state and local health department orders including the use of face coverings and social distancing.
For all Swinerton work locations, including jobsites and offices, face coverings are required at all times.
- Face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
- Your face covering should not be medical grade; it must cover both your nose and mouth.
- Face covering may be removed when you are alone in your workspace, only when allowed by your site or office Plan.
- Please contact your safety manager or HR representative for questions or assistance.
Maintain Social Distancing of 6 feet whenever possible, following best practice recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation on jobsites and in offices.
See the Resources & Forms section for the full protocol for resources on Social Distancing tips for work and home.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
Your help in preventing the spread of illness is critical. Follow the general recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection on jobsites and in offices. Consult your office’s Return to Office Plan or speak with your supervisor if you need clarification or assistance.
Additional screening as a mandate of legislation or as required by client or project will only allow people on-site who are deemed “Unrecognized Possible Exposure.” This will be achieved by Swinerton administering a brief questionnaire to all Swinerton employees outside the site entrance. Subcontractors will be required to administer the same questionnaire to their employees.
If you incorporate temperature taking as a part of the health assessment process, see the Temperature Taking Guidelines in the Full Protocol.