As fall weather arrives and we start spending more time indoors, it is essential that we continue following our established COVID-19 protocols. These protocols, which include wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, frequent hand-washing, staggering shifts, performing health self-assessments before work, and staying home if we feel ill, are critical to our health and the health of our coworkers and loved ones.
If a worker reports being tested for COVID-19, as a precaution, we restrict access to the associated workplace until it can be sanitized. The same sanitization procedure is followed if an employee reports a positive test result if they have been in the workplace within the incubation period of the disease. We are also conducting contact tracing of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, so that both the employee and anyone who they may have been in contact with can quarantine to avoid potentially spreading the disease.
While the Hanford Site remains in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 remobilization plan, I encourage you to watch this video on the importance of staying vigilant during these challenging times and ask yourself what you can do to protect your family, your fellow workers and the community.
Thank you for your continued commitment to our important work and please stay safe and healthy.