FENCE AND GATE CONTRACTORS CONSIDERED ‘ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES’ FOR U.S. RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS’ SECURITY
Security for citizens and businesses in the US is a primary concern during the Corona Virus pandemic. The construction industry, including many Fencing businesses, are following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s guidance on what constitutes an “essential business.”
COVID-19 & THE FENCE INDUSTRY – FROM THE AMERICAN FENCE ASSOCIATION
The American Fence Association is getting the word out to its members and the general public. During the Corona Virus pandemic, the security of our nation significantly relies on the continuing services of Fencing companies. Fence, gate, gating automation and access systems are crucial to maintaining the security of our nation’s commercial buildings, residential homes and community facilities.
Fencing industry officials are encouraging ongoing operations, while maintaining safer distances of six feet. Contractors and managers should be equipped to handle transactions over the phone and video conference via apps such as skype and whatsapp when possible.
Customers and fencing employees alike are are encouraged to refrain from shaking hands, and maintain the suggested six feet of healthy distance for the safety of all involved.
DEFINITION AND LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
Christopher C. Krebs, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a memorandum to give businesses guidance on ‘essential businesses’ in an effort to ensure the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
According to the memo; “CISA developed an initial list of ‘Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.”
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
Federal agency partners, experts from industries, as well as State and Local officials were consulted in compiling the list of essential businesses. Several key principles are involved:
1. Response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic are locally executed, State managed, and federally supported
2. Everyone should follow guidance from the CDC, as well as State and local government officials, regarding strategies to limit disease spread.
3. Workers should be encouraged to work remotely when possible and focus on core business activities. In-person, non-mandatory activities should be delayed until the resumption of normal operations.
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