COVID-19 Update for AIMS Employees March 18, 2020

We are continuing to update all of you as we progress through this difficult time.  This week we have fielded several questions about what to do if an employee is sick.  ** Please read this email**

Please make sure you do not have anyone working while they are sick
1. If you are sick STAY HOME.
2. If you have a temperature above 100.4  STAY HOME.
3. If an employee becomes sick during their shift, they should be sent home.
4. If you have sick family members at home, please do not come to work.

The recommended guidelines if you have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you test positive, is to self-quarantine for 14 days.  Which means stay home and do not interact with the public – CONTACT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY-  for professional guidance.  

You can contact your state health department for COVID-19 testing locations and you can find their contact information by clicking  HERE

If you do not have a primary care physician and participate in AIMS Companies Medical Plan should register at to locate a provider in your area or contact the CIGNA Customer Service at 1-866-494-2111.
Additionally we have the option of using our telemedicine provider:

OR Call:

MD Live

We understand everyone has a heightened level of concern; so if you are coughing or sneezing due to allergies/dust, please do so into the bend of your elbow or a tissue.  Then wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  Please continue to sanitize and clean your work areas throughout the day, including sanitizing trucks and all other high touch surface areas.   Everyone should take initiative to do this!

MOST IMPORTANTLY - Watch for COVID-19 symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

Shortness of breath
Symptoms fever.

Symptoms cough.
symptoms shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

1. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
2. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
3. New confusion or inability to arouse
4. Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

We will continue to provide updates as information changes.

Solution – Use a Bigger Truck

Equipment Truck Cost Per Hour Traffic Control Per Hour Hours to Complete Total Cost
Small Truck $180 $50 12 $2,760.00
Large Truck $235 $50 8 $2,280.00

* Increase in time accounts for slightly slower digging, fetching water and dumping more frequently. Rates listed are for comparison purposes only and not based on actual quotes.

Solution – Use a Smaller Truck

Truck Cost Per Hour Traffic Control Per Hour Hours to Complete Total Cost
$180 $50 2 $460.00
$235 $50 2 $570.00

* Since it’s a small task order, dumping time and fetching water is not factored in.