HPE, Inc. COVID-19 Policy

HPE acknowledges that the current COVID-19 is a current and substantial threat to HPE’s employees and its clients.  HPE has adopted the current CDC guidance.

Colorado now has a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and is currently scheduled to last until April 11, 2020.  Read the full order here. Read the FAQ here. Read the public health order here.  Construction is considered exempt, and HPE will continue to work where possible, making conservative and prudent decisions in conducting its business.

It is now HPE’s policy that:

HPE actively encourages sick employees to stay home:

  • HPE Employees who have symptoms of any illness, especially anyone with acute respiratory symptoms are directed to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.3° F or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 72 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.

Comply with guidelines and rules at Fillmore and Nevada sites:

  • The Colorado Department of Public Health has issued a public health order yesterday banning all gatherings of 10 or more people to limit the spread of COVID-19.  HPE is relying its employees to use social distancing measures and maintained at least 6 feet between individuals to the greatest extent possible.

Comply with guidelines and rules at job sites and client facilities:

  • The Colorado Department of Public Health has issued a public health order yesterday banning all gatherings of 10 or more people to limit the spread of COVID-19.  HPE is relying its employees to use social distancing measures and maintained at least 6 feet between individuals to the greatest extent possible.
  • HPE directs its employees to comply with guidelines and rules enacted at all of HPE’s various work sites.  
  • If you are working at a site that does have special requirements, forward those requirements to your supervisor so they can be tracked and followed at a company level.

Separate sick employees:

  • HPE requires that employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day should be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately. Sick employees should cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).

HPE emphasizes respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees:

  • HPE employees should clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Employees are responsible for their own personal hygiene supplies.  

Perform routine environmental cleaning:

  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, tool, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
  • No additional disinfection beyond routine cleaning is recommended at this time.

Common sense:

  • HPE employs some of the best in our industry, and you are trusted to use your common sense every day.  Please be extra aware of yourself, your coworkers and your environment and use your best judgement in these matters.

HPE employees and traveling:

  • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from China, and information for aircrew, can be found at on the CDC website.
  • Check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and notify their supervisor and stay home if you are sick.
  • Any HPE employees who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignment must notify their supervisor and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice if needed.

Additional Measures in Response to Currently Occurring Sporadic Importations of the COVID-19:

  • Any HPE employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.
  • If an HPE employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.

If you have any questions regarding this policy or need to report any concerns, please contact:

Gary Leak, Safety & Risk Manager
719-499-1663
garyl@hpeinc.com

Jennifer Jackson, Human Resources Generalist
719-464-8433
jennj@hpeinc.com

Kelly Eustace, President
719-491-3421
kellye@hpeinc.com

Bill Eustace, CEO
719-332-8581
bille@hpeinc.com

Last revised:  3/26/20

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