IAM Local Lodge 2228

For Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz CA Workers

8/05/2020 COVID Bulletin

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Case Tracker httpss://insidelm.external.lmco.com/covid-19-space-updates-case-tracker
Santa Clara County Public Health website httpss://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard.aspx
8/5/2020

Exposure Update 1 case where a represented employee was exposed was reported today from B/181, they have been out of the office since 8/3, we are still waiting to learn if precautionary cleaning and/or contact tracing will follow. The employee from B/159C reported last week has returned to work. The cases that are still unresolved are: the non-bargaining unit employee who last worked in B/156G on 7/3/2020. An NBU employee who has been on quarantine since 7/24 is still out pending clearance from medical. We will keep you informed on these cases as we find out more details.

Most of the cases reported since March have not been due to exposure in the workplace; they have been from employees who have been exposed in their homes or in running errands. It is important that you and yours take all proper precautions when outside of work. Please be careful and be mindful of those around you when you run errands from home.

Testing and results – we are also learning that different counties and localities may offer the testing results differently, for example, some areas may take 2 days to return the test results and others as much as 2 weeks. This may explain why some may seem to return to work sooner than others, the tracker also may not offer real time information like this bulletin, the tracker may be updated every 1 to 2 weeks and may continue to compile cases that we have discussed here already.

The Decision Tree – There is a change to the process of notifying the company if you may have been exposed to the Corona Virus. Attached is the decision tree identifying this new procedure. Instead of calling the hotline you are to notify your manager and stay home. Your manager will notify the corona virus task force point of contact (refer to attached process flow) who will reach out to you directly. You will be subjected to a brief questionaire, and your answers will be submitted to company medical for further evaluation and guidance.

Misting – Misting operations will occur as follows in August: 10th & 11th – B/153. 12th & 13th – B/154. 20th, 21st, 23rd – B 195A, B/195B & 195D, respectively. The 25th through the 28th – B/158. Most operation are scheduled between 0300-0500 but may vary. It is important to stow away all personal items and drinking cups

Masks– The following requirements from the company were sent to the Union this afternoon regarding facial coverings.
Requirement to Wear Facial Coverings/Masks:
• It is generally expected that facial coverings be worn at all times, however, they can be temporarily removed when employees have at least six feet of physical separation such as:
o Being alone in an office or closed working space, Alone while driving a company vehicle
o Outside and maintaining at least six feet of physical separation
o Eating/drinking while maintaining at least six feet of physical separation from others
• Facial coverings must be worn while onsite at any Lockheed Martin facility including but not limited to:
o Hallways, Breakrooms and restrooms, Conferences, and meeting rooms
o During transit through and in the facility
o Anytime personnel are in a common area/spaces where others are present or will be expected to pass by such as:
 Office areas, Manufacturing floors and Labs

Further information can be found on the attached link – httpss://insidelm.external.lmco.com/coronavirus-information-and-resources-lockheed-martin-employees

Symptom Checking Prior to Work –LM Space employees as well as vendors, are to self-check their symptoms prior to coming into the facility. Temperature checking stations are located at all Bay Area locations; B/520 Lobby in Santa Clara, B/202 in Palo Alto, B/602 in Santa Cruz, and the Visitors Center in Sunnyvale. If a temperature of 100.4 is indicated you are to go home and contact your manager.

Please continue to pass on information to the committee: Dimas Resendez, David Johnson, Kimberlee Hamilton Alarcon, Brian Babcock and Rod Thole. Bulletins will also be posted on LL2228 website www.iamll2228.org.

Remember the following:
If someone in your household may have been in contact with someone exposed to the virus – call Your manager
If you feel sick, stay home, and call Your manager
If you have been traveling abroad and have returned home, call Your manager
Social distancing – keep at least 6 feet between you and others when possible including lunch & breaks
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
Try not to touch your face or your eyes

Fraternally,

Kevin Lee
klee@iam725.org
408 829 4563

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