Across the country, many state and local governments are issuing Shelter-In-Place or Stay-at-Home orders in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). But what does this mean for our drivers, heavy equipment operators, technicians, scale operators, BU leadership and others who are heading into work to provide an essential service each and every day?
A Shelter-in-Place or Stay-at-Home order basically means as the name implies: stay at home. However, there are exceptions. People who work in services that are considered “essential,” including Republic Services employees, are able to go to work. Additionally, people are allowed to leave their house to go the doctor, pharmacy, grocery store, or other food source, and can go outside to exercise (as long as they are keeping at least six feet away from other people). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that people wear cloth or fabric face masks when in public. Keep in mind, the rules may vary by city, county or even state.
While some employees, including our CRC agents, have jobs that enable them to work from home, we have many employees who are showing up every day to keep our business running and serve our customers. THANK YOU!