Swinerton’s Executive team along with other key leaders on our COVID-19 Task Force are monitoring the situation daily to ensure we are taking the right precautions for our employees, business partners, and communities during these unprecedented times.
The primary drivers of our planning and decisions are first, the health and safety of our employees and communities, and second, sustaining operations which support the livelihoods of our teams.
Below is information we hope you find helpful. More specific information can be found in Swinerton’s Covid-19 Management Plan
Why is Swinerton Working?
To date construction has consistently been designated as essential throughout the various orders issued by counties and states. This means it is expected that we will continue to provide our services to build the infrastructure that is essential to our communities. It also means that we will continue do so with the health and safety for our workers, business partners, and the community foremost in our focus. This now includes following new health and safety guidelines and recommendations of the CDC and OSHA, and allowing workers not performing these essential services to work from home.
How are Essential Workers Staying Healthy and Safe?
Health and safety has always been our highest priority and now, more than ever, it is in the forefront of everything we do. We have comprehensive safety practices in our industry and are quickly adding the newest recommendations related to enhancing the health and safety of our jobs related to COVID-19. Our plan includes key elements such as:
Regular cleaning and disinfecting
Exposure risk assessment tools
Illness/health assessment/Pre-Screening tools
We are All in This Together
We are proud that Swinerton is an employee-owned company. Most importantly, Swinerton is a family. Part of the responsibility of being a family is to care and support one another in challenging times. This includes sustaining our essential operations in order to sustain the livelihoods of over 4,500 employees.
Helping our Communities
In conjunction with The Swinerton Foundation, we have made the following donations:
- A $170,000 commitment to support food banks on the front lines responding to COVID-19. The money will be distributed in a series of $10,000 grants to community food banks in 17 cities across the United States. Learn More.
- To support the American Red Cross’s mission to ensure there is a sufficient supply of blood to help patients in need and so that they may continue to provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters, the Foundation is donating $63,000. Learn More.
- Supporting Hopelink with a $7,500 donation. Hopelink provides food and emergency financial assistance for eviction prevention for people living in north and east King County, within Washington State.