Cases on the Rise — Stay Safe!
Unfortunately, new cases of the coronavirus are still on the rise in the U.S., with outbreaks in a number of states, including California, Florida and Texas. Although it’s summertime and many businesses and activities have reopened, experts continue to advise taking safety precautions seriously to curtail new infections.
Tips for Returning to Everyday Activities
While most of us are eager to get back to life as normal, now is not the time to be lax. If you missed our last email update with tips for resuming everyday activities while remaining safe, you can read it here. It gives some great, practical advice like:
- using contactless payments and banking
- ordering groceries for curbside pickup
- eating outdoors at restaurants or opting for take out
- avoiding gyms if you’re at high risk
- disinfecting those dirty gas pumps
The bottom line is that the virus is far from being under control and it probably won’t be for some time. Plus, scientists are just beginning to understand the long-term health consequences of contracting COVID-19. So, please continue to practice COVID safety protocols, be careful, and do what you can to protect yourself, your coworkers and your loved ones.
At CoolSys, we are monitoring the situation and following the latest recommendations from the CDC and WHO to ensure that we are operating our business in the safest way possible. For the time being, we are encouraging most office workers to continue working from home. For our technicians and other employees whose jobs require them to be in the field or in the office, we want you to remain vigilant in following safety precautions such as wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently and social distancing. You’ve all been doing a great job – so keep it up!
Although these have been trying times for our nation and for the world, as a business we have grown stronger throughout this pandemic. We truly have an amazing team! Our technicians are keeping our customers’ systems up and running, we have new business opportunities and we are relieved to report that all but 50 furloughed employees have returned to work. We also continue to grow with the recent acquisition of two new companies – Eastern Refrigeration and Richmond Refrigeration — joining the CoolSys family.
Be Well & Stay Safe
So, while we may not be out of the woods just yet with COVID-19, we are optimistic for our future and we will continue to do what we can for the health and safety of our company and our employees.
We encourage employees to reach out to their supervisors or HR representative if you have any questions about our COVID-19 operating policies or specific job concerns. Also, if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious about all that’s going on, we want to remind you that we have an employee assistance program. Call the EAP’s 24-hour help line at 800-538-3543 or visit http://www.cignabehavioral.com/cgi for more information.