Pacifica Coronavirus Plan
The following represents our current methods of prevention activities, based on the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:
- All employees whose presence on-site is not essential are working from home until further notice. Offices will be staffed for limited hours.
- Actively encourage sick workers/employees – and those displaying flu-like symptoms – to stay home. (“Worker/Employee” means worker or employee for Pacifica Landscapes LLC, our subcontractors, designers, consultants, etc.)
- Send employees home immediately who show signs and symptoms of flu-like or acute respiratory illness symptoms.
- Encourage everyone to wash hands with soap and water frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds each time.
- Set up additional handwashing stations on our project sites.
- Provide job sites with communication posters to help educate everyone on signs and symptoms and hand washing.
- Provide hand sanitizer in common areas as a reminder.
- Provide information and training to employees on:
- cough & sneeze etiquette
- avoiding close contact with sick persons
- avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid sharing personal items with co-workers (i.e. dishes, cups, utensils, towels)
- provide tissues, no-touch disposal receptacles, hand sanitizer for use by employees
- Perform routine environmental cleaning, such as sanitizing surfaces, including workstations, countertops and doorknobs, and provide disposable wipes.
In addition, we have suspended face-to-face meetings, requiring meetings to be conducted through teleconference wherever possible.
We are permitting flexible worksites, telecommuting, and flexible work hours to increase physical distance among employees who need to be on-site. We will work with our teams to ensure appropriate on-site coverage to maintain the safety and health of the workplace and progress of the project.
We have developed a Containment Plan:
Identification & containment
Employees are required to alert Pacifica Landscapes LLC if they are affected (e.g., school closes and they need to provide childcare) or if they are infected, been exposed to someone who is infected or have traveled to an area currently experiencing an outbreak. Details follow:
If an Employee/Worker is Sick or Shows Signs of Illness
If an employee calls in sick and indicates they have flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to stay home until they are symptom-free and/or see a doctor and get released. We will require positive confirmation that they are healthy before they can return to work.
If an employee states that they have COVID-19or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, we will require them to stay home and they will not return to the work until they are released.
If We Have a Confirmed Case of COVID-19
The worker/employee will be removed from the job site and/or directed not to return to the project site until they are released from medical care. We would work with that employee and/or subcontractor to follow all appropriate and required procedures.
Notifications to all required stakeholders will follow needed meetings to manage the exposure and understand the risk to other project members.
We will conduct and investigate to understand the direct contact(s) the infected worker had with other workers and understand the areas that the worker performed work so we can determine potential contamination and apply proper disinfection.
If a Worker Tests Positive Who Has Worked on a Project Site
If an employee test positive for COVID 19, we will follow CDC and local health guidelines for proper notification and investigation. We will ensure the proper steps are taken with regard to isolation; the individual will not be able to return to work until he has been released from medical care.
In addition, we will investigate with the individual, coworkers, and employer to identify others who might have been in contact or exposed to in order to determine if additional individuals will need to be isolated and temporarily removed from the site. There could be workers that may be quarantined for 14 days due to the potential exposure and we will work with those individuals before they can return to the project site.
We will also follow our disinfection procedure to clean the site of the potential contaminated areas as outlined below.
Disinfection & Recovery
We have implemented additional and more frequent cleaning and sanitation on all our projects to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. These include:
- Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, inside construction vehicles, equipment, and tool handles. These actions are being logged and tracked.
- Increased routine cleaning of heavy equipment such as excavators, ladders, lifts, etc.
- Placement of additional cleaning products available for all workers to spray and disinfectant for commonly used tools and equipment shared by workers.
You can download our Pacifica Landscapes Field Action Plan to Manage COVID 19 on Sites, the guide that we have issued to our projects.
If we have a confirmed case of COVID 19, Pacifica Landscapes LLC will work towards understanding the area(s) that have potential contamination and work to disinfect the area following CDC recommendations.
Depending on the area(s) that may require disinfection, the project may need to be temporarily shut down to allow the proper and safe cleaning operation to disinfect the area(s) of potential contamination.
You can download and print our Pacifica Coronavirus Plan.