Rescar and AllTranstek’s Senior Management continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis, evaluate and adjust impacts on our business operations, resources, and processes accordingly.
For those of you on the front line, our tremendous Field Services personnel, the job you are doing is truly exceptional and inspiring. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL AMERICANS!
We need to be diligent and all employees need to continue to follow the safe hygiene practices we have implemented and posted on the website for you, and those adopted by our customers. In addition, going forward:
Again, thank you all for your continued effort and dedication.
Important employee information, memos, updates, and resource materials are and will continue to be posted on the Company websites:
HEALTH TRACKING LOG
A Health Tracking Log has been implemented to track all illnesses company-wide. The log will be utilized to keep us informed of situations where there is an actual or potential exposure to COVID-19. Currently, and thankfully, we have no known work exposures at this time.
SHELTER IN PLACE
Many of you are now in states with “shelter in place” or similar orders and, as we mentioned in our last communication over the weekend, government and law enforcement officials have confirmed that there are many necessary exceptions to these orders including grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities, even restaurants for carry out.
Travel to and for these basic life needs is still permitted. The rail transportation industry is part of the Nation’s “critical infrastructure” and, therefore, Rescar/AllTranstek, have also been deemed an “essential business.” We have provided a letter regarding this Essential Business Designation you should keep with you and that is also posted on the Company websites.
For those that are working remotely, or those in the field with the new laptops or other equipment, if you are experiencing any connectivity or other system problems, please report the same to your supervisor immediately so we can troubleshoot and maintain maximum system availability.
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD 24/7 Nurseline
The 24/7 Nurseline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and staffed with registered nurses who may answer your general health questions about things like minor cuts or burns, a sick child, headaches, fever, asthma, back pain and other chronic conditions.
Call the 24/7 Nurseline at (800) 765-7298
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD MDLive
You can use your smartphone, table, or computer 24 hours a day for a virtual doctor visit where doctors can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe medication, and send prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice.
Employees currently enrolled in AFLAC products can utilized MeMD. The cost is $25.00 per visit. Access 24/7 care online www.MeMD.me/Aflac or by telephone (855) 423-8585.
Rescar and AllTranstek’s Senior Management will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our business operations and will provide updates on key changes. This Memo, and the others that have been sent out, are available on our Company website. Please remember to review and check the website from time to time for additional updates. Again, thank you all for your continued effort and dedication.
My fellow employees,
I know there is a lot of confusion for those of you who live in states with "shelter in place" orders. However, if you read the actual orders, many activities and types of businesses are exempt. Basic needs like grocery shopping, medical care, obtaining medicine, etc., are essential businesses and still open, and traveling for these and other basic life needs is still permitted. These orders are really directed at groups of people. Most importantly, for us, Rescar and AIITranstek truly are deemed essential businesses and we can play a big part in helping all Americans survive this crisis by ensuring the continued flow of products by rail.
Nevertheless, I know many of you are understandably concerned and worried about your own health and safety and I want you to know I share those concerns. We have undertaken many steps to clean, disinfect, and "social distance" our office space, and we are going to continue to do so going forward. We are also taking steps to have as many employees as possible work remotely and will continue that effort this week as well. For those still coming in to the office or commuting to/from customers, based on official announcements from the government and law enforcement officials in all states with "shelter in place" orders, all roads remain open and I do not believe you will have any problem commuting to the office or for business. However, just in case, I have prepared a letter (attached) explaining the situation. You should keep this e-mail with the letter attached on your cell phone.
In a way, our business being deemed essential is really something we should be thankful for as many other people have temporarily lost their jobs as a result of this crisis. It is also something that allows us to serve to help everyone and that we can be proud of! I am certainly proud of all of you and thankful for your efforts over the past 10 days or so, and I know you will continue to do the great job you are doing.
Chief Executive Officer
COVID 19 Precautions
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How to Clean and Disinfect
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