24 Mar STAYING INFORMED, TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS DURING COVID-19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — These are unusual times. Unchartered waters. Nashville Mayor John Cooper has deemed construction an essential business during the coronavirus Safer at Home order. Our Crain Construction team is staying optimistic and approaching the coronavirus as business as usual — with extra precautions in place.
We are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and providing day-by-day education to our crews so they can be knowledgeable. We are being smart and practicing good separation and cleanliness to protect our employees and subs. We are also listening and sharing information with our clients and collaborators.
Communication and safety are even more crucial on our job sites. Weekly meetings of 10 or more people typically held in jobsite trailers are being conducted via video and conference call. Workers are keeping a safe distance from each other and taking special precautions when working in confined spaces. Water bottles have replaced water coolers and sanitizing stations are located near port-a-johns.
Permits, inspections and approvals will be slowed. An understaffed Metro Codes Department has experienced a double whammy — first tornadoes and now coronavirus — and is cutting back on in-person service. Materials coming from around the world also are impacted and may be delayed.
We have collected N95 masks, which will be donated to area hospitals through Associated Builder and Contractors of Tennessee Mask Drive.
We will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your project and encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns. The Crain Construction team is committed to doing the right thing — always.
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