Minnesota Deems Home Building Essential: COVID 19/Coronavirus Update
What You Need To Know
On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Tim Walz signed an Executive Order establishing a shelter-in-place mandate for all non-essential businesses and persons. The order begins on Friday, March 27 through Friday, April 10. The order requires that all non-essential business and operations must cease.
Here For You
Construction and Critical Trades Businesses have been declared as a Critical Sector. This category includes workers such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and elevator technicians, and other related construction of all kinds. It also exempts health care and public health workers, law enforcement and the news media. You can read more about the executive order in detail, and what is considered an ‘Essential Worker’ here KARE 11
At this time, J. Becher and Associates is continuing with business as usual – where deemed essential. We are honored to be considered an essential workforce in our community and therefore, we will remain open. You will continue to be our top priority. The safety and well-being of our customers, employees, and community have always been of the utmost importance to us, not just amidst a pandemic. We have always taken great pride in maintaining a safe workspace for our staff and clients in the office and on the job and will continue to do so.
The J. Becher leadership team will continue to monitor the reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and local government agencies.
We Are in this Together
To ensure our customers are supported we have taken specific steps as part of our business continuity plan
- We have been proactively communicating internally about hygiene practices and illness mindfulness to limit the spread of various seasonal illnesses both in the office and on the job site. Employees have been encouraged to stay home if they feel sick.
- We are practicing social distancing – Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
- Moving some employees to work from home in a thoughtful, choreographed manner. This ensures our customers will continue to receive excellent stability and support.
- Working closely with our partners to make sure we have additional materials, equipment, and supplies to take care of employees, and by extension, our customers.
We all have to do our part! Our thoughts are with anyone who may be affected by the coronavirus. Thank you for your continued trust in our team. Stay healthy.