In this dynamic and fluid situation, Hernandez Construction is taking action to ensure business continuity and to minimize the risk of contributing to the spread of COVID-19. As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues around the world, we remain focused on proactively safeguarding the health of our employees, their families, our valued customers and partners, and local communities.
Personal Health and Safety
As an essential business, Hernandez Construction is actively sharing and enforcing the latest CDC guidelines with our employees and trade partners while taking the proper steps to protect people and keep our job sites safe.
Mitigation Measures at Project Sites
Every Hernandez Construction project has implemented project mitigation measures that include requirements for maintaining social distancing, temperature screenings, health and hygiene, and cleaning and disinfecting.
Hernandez Construction’s social distancing guidelines respect a six-foot or greater distance. Projects are reducing encounters by staggering trade arrival and departure times, establishing distinct work areas, and limiting the number of people in all work spaces, common areas, and hoists. People are discouraged from facing each other while riding in a hoist.
To ensure the health and safety of every person on a Hernandez Construction project, workers must stay home if they are not feeling well. All employees and visitors are encouraged to proactively self-check their temperature prior to coming to the office or job site and not come to work if they have a fever.
All Hernandez Construction job sites provide access to hand washing stations. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of objects and surfaces helps to maintain a safe site.
Hernandez Construction supports all employees in focusing on what they need to do to take care of themselves and loved ones. We want as many people as possible, especially those with high risks, to work from home.
Site access is restricted to those essential for project continuity.
If you had close contact with an individual who has a confirmed positive test result for COVID-19, you are not permitted on a Hernandez Construction jobsite or office for 14 days from the date of contact.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please seek medical care early and isolate yourself from others. You are not allowed in a Hernandez Construction job site or office.
Meetings and Travel
Hernandez Construction is limiting in-person meetings, using remote conferencing technology tools, practicing social distancing when meeting in person.
Employee participation in business meetings, conferences or events are suspended.
COVID-19 Action Team
Hernandez Construction has a COVID-19 Action Team in place devoted to establishing the manners in which we protect and support people, share information, reduce the potential for the spread of the virus, and support the continuity of our operations. The team has developed and will continue to refine protocols for responding to this dynamic situation.
Hernandez Construction is monitoring worldwide supply chains for delays that may affect our ability to maintain the schedule on our work.
There are individuals who are using this situation to target the financial dealing of companies. We will not change payment instructions via email or text. Please do not act upon or accept any requests to change the payment instructions specified in your contract with Hernandez Construction unless the communication comes directly from a Vice President of Hernandez Construction in writing by regular mail, and you follow up with a phone call to Hernandez Construction at a number you know to be accurate.
As this is a dynamic situation, our guidance is likely to change and we encourage you to access the most up-to-date information from respected organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.