Updated February 4th, 2022
Updated Covid-19 Protocols
It’s unfortunate that Covid is still with us, and I am sure many of us are tired of hearing about it, but it is a very important issue, especially for certain individuals that are at high risk. With Covid-19 comes opposing views and opinions on what each person should do. We believe strongly in each person’s personal choice. With that being said our technicians are all equipped with masks and will wear one when required or asked to wear one. We leave the decision to wear or not wear one in the hands of the technicians and the customers in which they provide service.
We know that this is a very serious topic, and we abide by all the CDC rules and regulations when it comes to employees and the workplace. All employees are still asked to keep an eye on their health and if they feel sick, they are asked to get a test. They are then not allowed to go back to work until they test negative or self-isolate if they test positive for the required/recommended 5 days from the onset of symptoms. All employees are highly encouraged to wash their hands frequently, use hand sanitizer on a consistent basis and practice social distancing.
Like we said before, we respect our customers and employees’ right to make an informed decision on what is best for their own health. All of our technicians are equipped with masks and will practice social distance. Please feel free to have that conversation with our office prior to scheduling or with the technician at the time of arrival so they can meet your expectations. We are guests in your home or workplace, and we respect whatever direction you may request.
NOTE: This post (Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control Coronavirus Update) has been updated five times in 2020, and once in 2021, and again on February 4th, 2022, in order to remain up to date for the health and safety of our employees and customers.
February 17, 2021
Updated Covid-19 Protocols
We are committed to the health and safety of our families, employees and customers and we follow all the Covid-19 protocols outlined on the CDC website. Our employees are asked to do the following when interacting with other people:
- Wear a mask.
- Social distance and stay at least 6 feet away.
- Avoiding crowds when possible.
- Washing of hands and using hand sanitizer periodically.
- Cleaning and disinfecting of commonly used items.
- Daily monitoring of your health.
We understand these are challenging times and we are doing our part to make things as smooth as possible. We are considered essential workers as pest control technicians because we assist with public health and we are next in line for vaccinations per the state guidelines. We encourage our employees to get the vaccine when it is his or her turn in line.
There are processes and procedures in place in case any of our employees or family members are feeling under the weather and heaven forbid test positive for Covid-19. We encourage our customers to do their part in decreasing the spread and wearing a mask when our technicians are in your home or business. If you have any questions specific to our Covid-19 protocols or any other questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out. Call our office at 970-330-3929.
December 18, 2020
At Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife Control we take the health and safety of our employees and customers very seriously, and we follow the CDC’s guidelines to Covid-19. You can expect our technicians to wear a mask when they interact with customers, but they may take the mask off while they are performing work on the exterior of the home; presuming no one is around. On the interior of a home or business the technician is required to keep the mask on unless the building is vacant. All our employees have been advised to notify their managers/owner immediately if they have been in close contact with someone that has Covid-19 or if they are feeling under the weather.
Employees: If you encounter someone that has tested positive for Covid-19 or you are feeling under the weather, it is a requirement for Northern Colorado Pest and Wildlife employees to follow the protocols below.
- If you encountered someone that tested positive, stay home (quarantine). Wait 5 days and get tested for Covid-19. Wait a total of 10 days from that encounter and get a negative test to come back to work.
- If you are feeling under the weather, get a test. You will need a negative test to return to work.
- Under all circumstances, you will be asked to provide a negative test to be eligible to go back to work.
- If you are advised to quarantine by the state through a skip tracer or test positive you are eligible for Covid-19 pay. To be eligible for this pay we need a copy of the skip tracer information or the positive test.
- If you voluntarily take a trip outside of Colorado, we ask that you quarantine for 10 days before returning to work. You will not be eligible for Covid-19 pay under this circumstance unless you fall into the protocols of #4. You will still need to provide a negative test to return to work and you must wait 5 days from the time you return home to take the test. If you can work from home, you are asked to do so, and you will be paid as normal.
The protocols set forth above are under continuous review and as new information emerges from the CDC, protocols are subject to charge to meet new criteria. There may be instances that fall outside of the 5 scenarios above. In such a case, please communicate your individual situation to your manager immediately, and a plan will be constructed with the best up-to-date information provided. Failure to abide by the following protocols and guidelines are subject to written notices and possible terminations. This is a challenging time and we thank you for your cooperation and patience.
To our valued customers: We ask everyone to do their part in socially distancing, staying 6 feet away and wearing a mask when the technician is there during your service. Always wash your hands and wipe down door handles, light switches, and any equipment that may have been compromised during the service process. This is a challenging time and we sincerely thank you for your cooperation and patience.