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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 31, 2020

There are a lot of unknowns about the current coronavirus situation but one thing we do know is temporarily distancing yourself from people helps. Please respect your fellow coworkers’ safety and health.

Regarding the coronavirus, many people have different views and beliefs of what it is, where it came from, and how you should treat it. Again, respect your coworkers. There is a lot of hysteria around the virus. Do not be a contributor to this behavior. Keeping calm and looking after each other is what will help get us all through this time. You may think it is a version of the common cold as where others are taking it far more seriously. In most situations people are taking extra precautions because of the unknowns. Extra hand washing, sanitizing, covering coughs, etc. is critical for the health and safety of some employees loved ones who may be at higher risk. Last week we passed out 200 bottles of hand sanitizer to keep at your workstation for intermittent hand sanitizing throughout your workday. We have been working on sourcing more so please keep your bottles which we can refill if we are able to get larger supplies. Keep in mind sanitizing isn’t a replacement for hand washing so please continue to wash your hands regularly and after bathroom use and prior to eating.

Sanitizing and Social distancing

We recently handed out hand sanitizer to keep at employee work centers and added sanitizing wipes to all break rooms/lunchrooms and meeting rooms. We have sourced more hand sanitizer in bulk, and it should be here in the next few days. You will need to have the container we handed out available to refill. Just a reminder the sanitation items we have purchased are for your workstations.

Safe Social Distancing: You will notice approximately 50 signs have been put up around the plant regarding social distancing. If you would like addition signs in your areas to help remind you or others, please let your supervisor know and they will get more for your area. It is a requirement all employees use social distancing of 6 ft including during work and during breaks. If, while using the lunchrooms and smoking areas, you cannot maintain 6 ft social distancing you will need to smoke in your car or return to your work area to take your breaks.

Starting Tuesday, we are adding 6 satellite hand washing stations around the plant. These are for hand washing only. Do not dump anything down the drains and do your part to help keep them tidy.

It has also been brought up that employees have witnessed others not washing their hands in the very most critical of times, after bathroom use. We all have a responsibility to help keep Simpson a clean and safe place of employment. We shouldn’t have to be asking people to wash their hands after using the bathroom. This is the most simple and common sense of all precaution we can take to help keep each other healthy. WASH YOUR HANDS! If this continues, we will be following up with offending employees and it may lead to corrective action.

Coronavirus Updates:

Another reason why we are working from the American Forest and Paper Association, the Washington Forest Protection Association, and the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association to Governor Inslee dated March 26, 2020:

“The forest products sector in Washington exists as one synergistic industry. Raw logs, lumber, and the paper products needed for sanitation and hygiene products do not exist in isolated industries. The sector needs demand from lumber users, of which home construction is a significant component, to support the harvest of the timber necessary to keep our sawmills open and producing their essential materials. Likewise, the pulp and paper manufacturers rely on chips and other residual products from the sawmills to power their mills and produce paper and hygiene products. No one element of this supply chain can exist in isolation from the others.”

Don’t forget that we are keeping www.simpsondoor.com updated under the employee information section located at the bottom of the webpage.

It remains critically important that we maintain the 6 ft social distancing rule. If you can’t do your job with this restriction, please immediately consult with your supervisor.

Don’t forget that prior to punching in for work, employees must begin self-screening every day on the following questions also from the WA State Department of Health.

“Yes, or No, since your last day of work, have you had any of the following:

  1. A new fever (100.4℉ or higher), or a sense of having a fever?
  2. A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  3. New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  4. A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  5. New muscle aches that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)?

These questions will be posted at the timeclock. By punching in for work you are attesting that you answered NO to all the questions. If you answered YES to any one of them, please see your supervisor immediately for further conversation.

Given the critical importance of good hygiene and social distancing, we will continue to remind you that you are an essential part in helping to avoid spreading this virus. Wash your hands vigorously to the tune of 2 Happy Birthdays, or one ABC song.

Cover your coughs and sneezes and throw the tissue in the garbage. Medical professionals have stated that coughing or sneezing into your elbow is not as effective in containing the virus as using a tissue and tossing it into the garbage.

Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth, and ears).

Keep your work areas clean if you share them with others. The CDC and other key medical officials state that doings this basic hygiene items well, will make the most difference in slowing down the spread of this virus.