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COVID-19 Update

In response to the recent rise of the flu and also the potential outbreak of the Coronavirus, FirstFleet has put together a few preventive measures we would like each employee to consider.  We want to protect and be considerate of each of our employees and make the extra effort to keep everyone healthy working at FirstFleet.


  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  2. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.  Use your elbow if no tissue is available.


  1. We are asking that our physical sites increase the frequency of cleaning the office with an emphasis on wiping down frequently touched areas.
  2. Make sure we have any adequate supply of tissue, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.
  3. We are asking drivers to help wipe down the steering wheels and frequently touched areas to help reduce germs.


If you feel ill – especially with a fever above 100.4 F or greater using an oral thermometer, mild to severe cough and difficulty breathing based on the CDC’s current guidelines – you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.  If you become ill at work, immediately notify your supervisor and seek medical attention. If you are unable to report to work due to your illness, follow your site’s regular notification processes to report that you are unable to come to work and, again, it is recommended that you seek medical attention.

Associates are requested to provide a return to work note if they have been absent for an illness which includes respiratory symptoms, fever 100.4 F or greater, cough, shortness of breath and/or breathing difficulties.

If an associate has been in close contact (approximately 6 feet/1.8 meters or less) with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should report exposure to their Supervisor.

If an Associate has traveled to any of the countries on the CDC’s restricted travel list they should report their travel to their supervisor. 

Next Steps:

Out of an abundance of caution for our Drivers and Trainers we are temporarily postponing our Spring Driver Safety Meetings scheduled thru Sunday March 29th.   During this time we will continue to monitor the effects of the Coronavirus in our communities and identify alternative dates.

As FirstFleet continues to monitor this situation we will continue to communicate with you as additional details emerge.  In the meantime, the CDC has set up a website to provide information as soon as it becomes available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

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