While it may feel like over a year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, only nine months have passed. We have learned a lot and have stayed diligent, while managing through the worst pandemic in our lifetime.
Today, our focus is even greater than in March of 2020. The transmission of this virus is stronger than ever before; however, the requirements to be safe have not changed. These requirements are simple and powerful. They are clearly stated, reviewed, and implemented at each of our offices and on our project sites. It is undoubtedly up to us to support our communities, our neighbors, and our associates as we keep each other safe. Our industry and livelihoods rely on these simple guidelines. Yet, many resist for a variety of reasons.
Our focus at Big-D is simple. WE will be the leaders of our industry. WE will keep our associates as safe as possible. WE will continue to raise awareness and hold each other accountable for our safety and the safety of others. WE will keep our projects running and our associates working. WE will ensure our protocols are followed. Don’t be a close contact casualty.
We now know that we will need to manage the virus through at least mid-summer 2021 as our healthcare professionals go through the complex task of distributing the vaccines to the general public.
Until then, you must Respect & Protect yourself and others.
WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU!
- Rob Moore, CEO of Big-D Companies
Respect & Protect
Stay 6' apart
Don’t be a close contact casualty! We can all play it smart by practicing social (physical) distancing. Please stay at least 6’ apart from anyone who does not live in your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Remember that illness can spread through close contact, coughing, sneezing, talking, shaking hands, touching a surface where the virus exists, and more.
Wash your hands
Scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to help slow the spread. Frequently using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is a great alternative if you do not have access to soap and water. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth whenever possible.
wear your mask
If you will be in close contact with anyone outside your household, you should be wearing a mask. It is our personal responsibility to respect and protect our family, friends, coworkers, customers, and community. Don’t forget: Coronavirus and other viruses can spread if someone is asymptomatic (not showing symptoms)—even if you don’t feel sick at all.
sick? stay home
When you are ill, you risk spreading that illness to everyone around you. It is our responsibility to maintain a safe environment and to keep our offices and jobsites open. If you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms such as fever (100° F or more), runny nose, sneezing, cough, etc., you should plan to stay home until you are free of symptoms for at least 24 hours.
A letter from our President
These unprecedented times can test our strength, raise questions, and make us anxious. They can also help us grow, develop, and become stronger. I have confidence that as we help each other to act with patience, appreciation, compassion, determination and optimism, we will rise to the occasion and become a stronger company.
Many of us have questions, challenges, goals, and demands at work and at home. In order to most efficiently discuss, plan, and address them, as a Big-D Family we are announcing a platform for employees to post questions and submit suggestions.
On a regular basis we will respond to the questions via a video broadcast to the whole company on Zoom. This will improve company connectivity, ensure up-to-date information is available, and leverage everyone's experience. Questions can be regarding normal project and business operations to items concerning our Health & Awareness plan, our firm, or the economy and market - whatever is on your mind.
We have great faith in the company, in each and every one of you, and in our future. I have trust and confidence we will rise to the occasion!
Thank you for all you do, blessings to you and your family, keep THINKING BIG.
Your friend and colleague,
Cory Moore, President