As an essential business, we have to stay up-to-date on all of the latest CDC recommendations for protecting ourselves and others from the threat of contracting COVID-19. There are many tips and tricks out there, and we’re here to share some more with you in case you’ve missed them. We also want to reassure those reading that these are the precautions Powerhouse and our employees are taking everyday during these uncertain times.
Find all this information on CDC.gov
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself
Clean Your Hands Often
- 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.
- 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.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
Take Steps to Protect Others
Stay Home if You’re Sick
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a Facemask if You’re Sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and Disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Click here to learn how to disinfect properly.
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In this quickly changing environment, Powerhouse is your solution to protecting employees, customers, and the general public. For many of our customers, we’ve moved from plan to execution in a matter of days in response to OSHA and CDC safety recommendations. We understand that everyone’s health and safety is the highest priority while we act with a sense of urgency ensuring initiatives are completed as quickly as possible.
OSHA and the CDC are recommending installing engineering controls that involve isolating employees from work-related hazards.
These types of controls reduce exposure to hazards without relying on worker behavior and can be the most cost-effective solution to implement.
Engineering controls for SARS-CoV-2 include:
- Installing high-efficiency air filters.
- Increasing ventilation rates in the work environment.
- Installing physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:
- Installing a drive-through window for customer service.
- Specialized negative pressure ventilation in some settings, such as for aerosol generating procedures (e.g., airborne infection isolation rooms in healthcare settings).
- Installing kick plates and hands-free openers
- Store Front Board-ups
- Dark Property Security Protocols
We can respond to your urgent Facility Maintenance and Exterior Services needs, as well as other COVID-19 cleaning related needs.
Click here to contact us now so we can help you
Source: OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
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Dear Employees –
Powerhouse Foundation has established an emergency grant fund for Powerhouse employees who are facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION
|Eligibility:||The fund is open to applications from individuals who were employed by Powerhouse as of March 15, 2020.|
|Programs:||Powerhouse Foundation is providing financial support for food assistance and emergency needs.|
|Deadline:||Grants will be paid out from March 27th until funds are exhausted.|
|Application:||To apply for a grant, you must complete the application by clicking the link above or below.|
CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION
Also be aware of the new stimulus package and what it means for you – click here to learn more.
Are you looking for counseling?
Let us introduce you to The Fountains Counseling Center. Reach out to them directly (INFO@TFFCOUNSELING.COM) or us (POWERHOUSEFOUNDATION@POWERHOUSENOW.COM) for an introduction.
Other possible resources for assistance:
- Community Storehouse – 817-431-3340 Keller ISD and NW ISD areas including Colleyville, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Haslet, Justin, NRH, Roanoke, Southlake, Watauga, Westlake, and all the city of Keller.
- Open Door Ministries
- Christian Community Assistance
- House of Hope – Crowley
- Harvest House – Burleson
- Community Enrichment Center, Inc. – 817-281-1164 – (76006, 76021, 76022, 76034, 76039, 76040, 76051, 76053, 76054, 76092, 76095, 76099, 76103, 76111, 76112, 76117, 76118, 76120, 76131, 76137, 76148, 76155, 76179, 76182, 76244, 76248, 76262, 76299.)
- Mission Arlington – 817-277-6620 – Arlington Area
- Salvation Army – 817-377-1800 – Tarrant County
- Community Action Partners Parks and Community Services – 817-871-5772
- Battered Women’s Foundation – 817-427-0720
- Christian Connection – 817-283-8746 – (76021, 76022, 76039, 76040)
- NEED – 817-280-0286 for East and 817-759-1506 for West
- Arlington Urban Ministries – 817-861-8585
- Allen Community Outreach – 972-727-9131
- Samaritan Inn/Collin County Care Center http://www.thesamaritaninn.org phone 972-542-5302
- Community Action Partners – 972-219-HELP
- Union Gospel Mission – 1321 East Lancaster Avenue | Fort Worth, TX 76102-6689 phone 817-339-2553
- Joseph Storehouse – 4605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX 76117 phone 877-441-7248 – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any additional questions please contact Powerhouse Foundation first by emailing PowerhouseFoundation@powerhousenow.com then call our Executive Director at 936-522-7779 (please be sure to leave a voicemail if no answer). We will get back with you as quickly as possible.
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As the World Health Organization officially declares this virus a pandemic, there are many concerns across the globe regarding our well-being. Our personal and professional lives are shifting as we, as a country and as a planet, figure out how best to stay healthy, stop the spread and also continue contributing economically. This is the first crisis in our time of the age of technology which allows many employers to offer work-from-home setups. Only time will tell which initiatives have proven successful in stopping the spread and maintaining progress in our professional lives.
For our industry in particular, which has been experiencing growth amongst a few challenges in the recent years, the coronavirus poses a pretty sizeable threat – material availability. Read more below from Construction Best Practices on how COVID-19 can potentially impact our industry this year.
As reported by GlobeSt.com, which offers commercial real estate news, the coronavirus has made the certainty of construction cost projections rather murky. “The impact of the virus is impossible to predict with certainty, but any prolonged slowdown in Chinese or global economic and manufacturing activity is likely to have significant ramifications for construction costs,” according to the JLL 2020 Construction Outlook, as cited by GlobeSt.com.
The virus may also impact the availability of materials. Because roughly one-fourth to one-third of the construction products that builders use in the United States are sourced from China, a sustained slowdown in Chinese production can lead to material shortages in the United States and rises in material costs, JLL said.
But there may be a silver lining: Reduced construction activity due to virus containment efforts will result in a reduction in demand of materials, offsetting price pressure. However, “Without the ability to accurately forecast the impact of the virus, we have widened our materials price forecast to account for the uncertainty,” JLL added.
What We’re Up To
2020 will be a busy year for the Powerhouse Business Development Team as we crisscross the nation attending conferences and trade shows to spread the word about our services for Construction, Facility Maintenance, Landscaping/Snow Removal and Rollouts. While this grueling schedule could wear out even the most seasoned teams, it energizes Powerhouse’s BD Team! We love being on the road because it means we get to see our clients and our partners, as well as meet prospective clients, all while telling the Powerhouse story.
With our experience in multiple industries we can help you deliver successful projects, improve your brand image, and implement programs on time and on budget. Let us show you!
Want to talk with us at any of the shows below? Lace up your running shoes and catch us if you can. Contact Us
|Show||City||State||Location||Begin Date||End Date|
|StorePoint Fresh||Austin||TX||JW Marriott||1/26/2020||1/29/2020|
|StorePoint Retail||Seattle||WA||Hyatt Regency||2/9/2020||2/12/2020|
|StorePoint Fashion||New Orleans||LA||New Orleans Marriott||3/1/2020||3/4/2020|
|NMFT Baltimore||Baltimore||MD||Baltimore Convention Center||3/17/2020||3/19/2020|
|RestaurantPoint West||Phoenix||AZ||JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa||3/29/2020||4/1/2020|
|Vizient’s Conference||Las Vegas||NV||Wynn Resort||3/30/2020||4/2/2020|
|HotelPoint||Scottsdale||AZ||Western Kierland Resort and Spa||4/5/2020||4/8/2020|
|BuildPoint||San Antonio||TX||JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa||4/19/2020||4/22/2020|
|Atlanta Apartment Association||Atlanta||GA||Cobb Galleria Centre||5/13/2020||5/13/2020|
|Banking Facilities Forum||Austin||TX||Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort||5/19/2020||5/21/2020|
|Apartmentalize||Boston||MA||Boston Convention and Exhibition Center||6/17/2020||6/20/2020|
|Premier Conference||Nashville||TN||TN Gaylord Opryland Resort||6/23/2020||6/26/2020|
|ASHE Annual||Chicago||IL||McCormick Place||8/2/2020||8/5/2020|
|C-BuildPoint||Bonita Springs||FL||Hyatt Regency Coconut Point||9/20/2020||9/23/2020|
|Florida Apartment Association||Hollywood||FL||Diplomat Beach Resort||9/30/2020||10/2/2020|
|RestaurantPoint East||Atlanta||GA||Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center||10/18/2020||10/21/2020|
|SeniorLivingPoint||Santa Ana Pueblo||NM||Hyatt Regency Tamaya||10/25/2020||10/28/2020|
|NMHC OPTECH Conference||Las Vegas||NV||Wynn Resort||11/16/2020||11/18/2020|