Brothers and Sister,
As we continue to monitor the latest news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to reassure you that we are proactively taking the necessary steps to protect our members, employees, and the community as much as possible. Local 396 is committed to managing this event with the least amount of disruption to our members and staff as possible.
After consulting with our International Office and with Governor Sisolak’s Stay Home Nevada Order in place through May 15, 2020, as well as following current CDC recommendations. A decision has been made to cancel the CenturyLink and Outside Construction Unit Meeting again this month. We are monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the spread of the virus. To maintain a safe workplace, and protect our members, here are the steps our staff is taking, and that you can take, to reduce the spread of the disease.
- Stay home when you are sick and contact your health care specialist if symptoms worsen.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially in public areas.
- Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze or cough, and discard used tissues in the trash.
- Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces often.
We appreciate your understanding during this time, we will keep you updated through the Unions website @IBEW396.org, as well as being available to handle any concern or issue you may have by phone @702-457-3011. I have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of you regarding work related concerns, if you have any concerns small or large please call the Union Hall immediately. We are in constant communication with the employers you work for on daily basis addressing every concern that is being brought to our attention. If we do not know about an issue, we cannot address the issue, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lastly, I want to thank each of you for the professionalism you have displayed in these unprecedented times, as essential front-line workers you have stepped up time and time again to keep Nevadans in service.
Business Manager/Financial Sec.
IBEW Local 396
United We Stand IBEW 396