If you’re in the roofing industry, there’s a good chance you spend less time in crowds than average. From the tight-knit crew working 30 feet above, to the project manager or sales rep driving from one site to the next, there’s plenty of “alone” time. But the Coronavirus and it’s impact on family, co-workers, and the world, can be minimized by taking the advice of the CDC and doing what we can to slow down the rate at which the virus spreads (Coryell CEO, Chris Coryell, announced on our policy in this regard on social media yesterday: see below).
We’ve seen in the past that large scale infections overwhelm the healthcare system and vulnerable industries when the rate of infection isn’t slowed. This is the key reason to practice some prudent social behavior during such pandemics, and Coryell Roofing will be guided by the Centers For Disease Control’s recomendations for businesses in our efforts to help out. It’s also becoming clear that the COVID-19 virus also has a much higher mortality rate when contracted by the elderly or those with health issues already, so it’s more important than ever to help insulate those who are most vulnerable.
Most visibly, this all means that Coryell employess are encouraged to work from home when possible, avoid group meetings in tight spaces, unnecessary travel and event attendance, and the like. We are particularly sensitive to this need as an organization that works with many schools, and the need to minimimize our face-to-face interaction in that sensitive arena.
If you’d like to know more about taking concrete steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19, check out the CDC’s comprehensve website on the topic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
A statement by Coryell Roofing CEO, Chris Coryell:
Hello to all of our friends, neighbors, and customers throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas. As the CEO of Coryell Roofing, I have a deep concern for the health and safety of our employees and their families, along with our customers and their families. Coryell Roofing performs a significant amount of work with Schools and Universities throughout Oklahoma and Texas. With the growing concern of the spread of CoronaVirus, today we have implemented a very specific company plan to do our part in prevention of spreading the virus. With many Schools, Universities, and Organizations recently postponing events and cancelling classes, we feel it is in our best interest to practice safe and reasonable business through this period. I have asked our team to perform as much work as possible from home. We will work to avoid any overnight travel that requires hotel rooms. We will conduct our daily business with a strong focus on avoiding group meetings and interaction. The team at Coryell Roofing is clear on our direction through this Pandemic. We will all be available for business as usual, with a very defined plan on preventing the spread of this Virus. We are available by phone at 1-866-858-2081, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit our website contact form at www.coryellroofing.com. Thank you for understanding and supporting our efforts to protect the families of these great States and our great country. Sincerely, Chris Coryell CEO Coryell Roofing