Locals and members
The ILA is following the recommended steps and procedures as outlined by the CDC. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
In addition to the CDC recommendations, we also recommend:
- Hire/Dispatch over phone or outside as much as possible
- Reduce number of people coming into hiring hall
- Have sanitation wipes to wipe computers, other public areas, and hand sanitizer available – disinfect public areas regularly throughout the day
- Practice social distancing (6ft. apart is recommended)
- If you have portable toilets on site, ask port or employer if they can provide hand wash basins
- Ask truck drivers to stay in trucks as much as possible to avoid unnecessary contact
- If available, take people’s temperature when going in and out of hiring halls
- If available, it’s recommended to have a nurse on sight
- Ask everyone to continue to practice social distancing on breaks – don’t go out to lunch or take breaks in groups
- All members should be practicing social distancing at home too
- Stay home when not working
- Only go out for necessities (groceries, medication, etc.)
- Do not go to crawfish boils, BBQs, or anywhere there are people other than your immediate family there (immediate family means family that live with you in your home)
- Your actions at home are just as important in keeping all of us safe and healthy