Katerra’s Response to COVID-19

Our global teams have collaborated to ensure our employees, partners, and communities are informed and given the tools to prioritize health and safety at all Katerra locations.

Katerra has been navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic by adhering to three simple priorities: keep our employees safe; continue to serve our customers with high standards; and do our part to slow community spread of the virus. As shelter-in-place restrictions begin to ease in many locations, our focus remains on the safety and wellbeing of our employees and the communities in which we operate. Our teams around the world continue to collaborate to ensure our company and partners are informed and given the tools to prioritize health and safety at all Katerra locations.

Katerra Coronavirus Response Team

Our response team consists of cross-functional leaders across Katerra that meet regularly to ensure every employee, no matter their job function or location – jobsite, factory, or office – has the most up-to-date and accurate information specific to their region. Our global COVID response began in February with frequent communications companywide, such as health and travel advisories that eliminated all non-essential travel, hygiene best practices, information on COVID symptoms and online resources.

Adapting Our Worksites

While the majority of our staff continues to work from home, we have employees working at construction jobsites and factories. We have adjusted Katerra jobsites and factories to meet or exceed government mandates. Steps we have taken include but are not limited to:

  • Educating employees about social distancing and promoting good hygiene habits
  • Designating COVID supervisors at each location to ensure adherence with COVID requirements
  • Installing hand washing and hand sanitizing stations
  • Conducting daily deep cleaning of all work and common areas with stringent daily inspections
  • Conducting employee temperature screenings by trained personnel
  • Staggering teams to reduce the number of personnel on-site at the same time
  • Requiring all employees and partners to sign in daily and asking them to confirm they do not have COVID-19 symptoms

Supporting Our Communities

When hospitals announced that healthcare workers were facing critical mask shortages, Katerra donated more than 5,000 masks to Wayne Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, Highland Hospital, Intensive Care Unit-5ACT and Alta Bates Summit Medical Facility in Oakland, California. We’re also inspired by our employees who have stepped up individually to help their communities by making masks, donating blood and giving to those in need.

We are closely following the evolving circumstances of the COVID pandemic and will adjust as needed to prioritize the safety of our employees while continuing to serve our customers with high standards.

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