• COVID-19 Response

    COVID-19 Response

    Posted on July 31, 2020

    APSI continues to closely monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as following the recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local health agencies and government guidelines. During these unprecedented times, it is paramount for us to take the necessary steps to do our part to mitigate exposure, reduce spread, and maintain transparency in our communications and actions so that we can continue to protect our employees, our business, and the communities we serve.

    The majority of our operations are deemed essential for critical infrastructures, which has enabled us to keep our projects and offices open. We are following local and federal guidelines in our offices and on each of our project sites, and we are in working in collaboration with our agency partners and clients to maintain a safe and healthy working environment while continuing to serve our partners with integrity, open communication, transparency, and best-in-class customer experience.

    While our offices have not closed, we have successfully transitioned into a work-from-home model for many of our office-based team members. The transition back to the office in the new normal will be done in a meaningful and thoughtful manner and in compliance with local and state ordinances and in the safest way possible. We have also implemented other health and safety measures and precautions to address the COVID-19 exposure risks, including:

    • Early implementation of a non-essential travel ban for all personnel
    • Employees traveling to a high-risk country, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return and before returning to our office or agency partner jobsite.
    • Requiring and enforcing social distancing
    • Meetings are discouraged, but if necessary, must have fewer than 5 people
    • Access to hand sanitizer/wipes ( if available ) throughout the workplace.
    • Access to our employee assistance program (EAP), telehealth, medical COVID-19 coverage information and other mental/well-being health resources.
    • Staggered shifts so fewer people are on-site at one time
    • More frequent communications on our business, projections, new policies and requirements, employee health and safety, and measures we are taking to support our employees and our community.
    • Posted reminder signs for social distancing, 6ft separation, hand-washing protocols, coughing etiquette, etc
    • Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor that they are ill and stay home.

    These are challenging times and we remain flexible and agile to adapt our policies and procedures as necessary to meet the needs of this dynamic and ever-changing situation. We want to thank all of our employees and partners as well navigate through this uncharted territory together.