ISSUED: 03/20/2020 12:40PM

 

RE: HIGH-PRIORITY NOTICE FROM YOUR EMPLOYER, ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE- MANDATORY, MUST READ

 

Dear Employees,

 

As you know the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, issued a statewide order to stay at home for the State of California effective 03/20/2020.

 

Advanced Environmental Landscape understands and supports the aggressive preventative measures being taken across the globe as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

After careful review of the SAFER AT HOME ORDER FOR CONTROL COVID-19 issued by COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER 

(Date order issued: March 19, 2020 website link: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/lac/1070029_COVID-19_SaferAtHome_HealthOfficerOrder_20200319_Signed.pdf)

 

Our services are considered an essential business, see excerpt below:

 

13. For purposes of this Order, Essential Businesses are defined as the following:

 

h) Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, vegetation services, tree maintenance, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide service to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other Essential Business;

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We feel confident that if we follow the rules and our protocol that we will all remain safe and be able to continue our services so that we can all continue to support our families.

 

SPECIFIC NOTES FOR EACH SERVICE DEPARTMENT, PLEASE REVIEW FOR YOUR NEW START TIME, AND OTHER DETAILS:

 

GENERAL NOTES:

  • We are asking that you not come into the office to protect the office staff.

  • We have setup an inbox for you to drop off any forms.

  • If you drop off your keys in the office, please only use the key cabinet and exit the office.

  • If you arrive before your designated time, please stay in your vehicle until it is time to walk up and clock in.

  • If you have any questions, regarding anything to do with Human Resources or anything else (e.g. Requesting time off, benefit questions, paycheck questions) please contact us via phone or email.  You can also contact ADP My Life Advisor at 844-448-0325 if you have any questions.

  • We have been hearing that you have had issues with using the restroom while you are out in the field, we apologize for this inconvenience. Please try and schedule your restroom stops as much as possible and if you are close by, please come use the restroom located in the employee parking lot the blue portable toilet.

  • Please do not come to work if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in close proximity with someone who has COVID-19 or is under investigation of having COVID-19. You are required to inform us if you have been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19. If you have, there are resources available to help you, you can contact us for more information on this.

  • We recommend that you stay home and do not leave the house for any non-essential traveling, we care about you and your family and our staff. Take this time to be with your family.

  • The following additional protocols have been emailed to our customers and we ask that you follow this protocol when visiting job sites:

    • We will be temporarily foregoing our protocol of checking in to offices when we arrive at properties. We will do our best to communicate and keep you updated via email or telephone.

    • If our staff is on your job site, we would prefer that you contact our office rather than speak to them in person. If required, please use social distancing and remain at least 6’ from each other.

 

 

LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE: 

  • Effective Monday, 03/23/2020 the landscape maintenance crews will come in at different times:

    • 6:30am - 3:00pm: AE2- Gabino Perez, Miguel Angel Martinez, Omar Barajas, Jose Luis Jara, and Alvaro Ortega

    • 6:40am - 3:10pm: AE1- Juan Cardiel, Francisco Martinez, Carlos Serrano, Martin Cruz & Miguel Cruz 

    • 6:50am - 3:20pm: Landscape- Juan Carlos Valdivia, Lucas Esteban, Ruben Antonio, & James Mendoza

  • Being that you guys are in a truck with multiple people, we recommend that you wear face masks while driving all together in the truck to protect you.

  • Please try not to share equipment, if it is necessary, please wipe down handles with disinfectant which has been provided to you on your truck.

IRRIGATION: 

  • Effective Monday, 03/23/2020 the irrigation crew will come in at:

    • 7:00am - 3:30pm- Irrigation- Eddy Signor, Brian Doty, Scott Urrutia & Art Lopez

    • Please do not meet in the office until further notice. Please communicate via phone, text or email with office staff.

    • Please have your scheduling meeting outside and use social distancing when meeting.

 

FIELD TECHNICIANS/ LANDSCAPE PORTERS: 

  • Effective Monday, 03/23/2020 the crew will come in at:

    • 7:10am - 3:40pm: Field Technicians- Miguel Sanabria, Jose Guevara, Paul Roque, Justin Trimble & Jason Pantoja

    • Please do not meet in the office until further notice. Please communicate via phone, text or email with office staff.

    • Please have your scheduling meeting outside and use social distancing when talking.

OFFICE STAFF: WILL RESUME MONDAY, 03/23/2020

  • Ana- will be working remotely from her home, she is available via email or telephone.

  • Eden- will be working from the office, but we will discuss working remotely part-time.

  • Adrianna- will be working from the office, but we will be working remotely part-time.

 

What else have we done?

  • We have posted notices at our front office entrance and at all employee posting areas.

  • We have elevated personal hygiene awareness, stressing proper handwashing techniques and proper etiquette for coughing and sneezing.

  • We are cleaning and sanitizing all areas of our office, from door and faucet handles to keyboards.

  • If an employee is experiencing flu-like symptoms, we are advising them to stay home from work. If a member of their immediate family (spouse, child, significant other) is experiencing flu-like symptoms, we are advising them to stay home. 

  • If an employee, or a member of their immediate family, has traveled to a confirmed area with a known case of Coronavirus, they are instructed to notify Human Resources immediately so appropriate steps can be taken.

  • Maintaining clean tools – cleaning and sanitizing as they perform their tasks.

 

In closing I want to wish you and your families well during this time and thank you for your support. Please reach out if there is anything we can do for your firm.

 

Regards,

 

Adrianna Bluhm. Human Resources and Chief Operation Officer &

Richard Lopez-Blanco, President