A CVP Update Regarding COVID-19
On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency and is releasing up to $50B in federal funding to help stem the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate the incidence of the disease caused by this virus – COVID-19. The government by itself cannot address this problem without all of our help. CVP is playing its part as a responsible partner and to ensure the public safety of our employees, their families, and our community.
In mid-February when the news from China and Europe turned more serious, we activated our emergency management procedures. CVP began enhanced cleaning routines in all three CVP offices (including wiping of door handles and other high touch-point areas) to supplement the measures that each building management’s sanitation teams were undertaking. In addition, to reduce the probability of community spread of the virus, we also cancelled business-related travel, meetings in large groups, and social committee events. We also launched an internal resource page on our intranet, Beacon, for all employees.
Since then, we have been closely following the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy directives to permit telework options for contractor staff. This week, we activated our Business Continuity Plan and have taken the step of closing our physical offices and asked our employees to work remotely for three weeks, from March 16 to April 3, 2020. We will continue to monitor public health conditions to determine if this policy needs to be extended further.
Customers should still continue to expect to have strong communication with their assigned project teams and should also continue to expect that we are being diligent in the management of work and staff to ensure productivity levels do not suffer while staff are working remotely.
Our customers’ mission is our mission. Our twin priorities are to ensure the safety of our employees, their families and their communities, while maintaining our focus on your mission. Together, we will get through the current crisis safely.