Incident Criticality Level change from Level 3 (Moderate) to Level 2 (Severe)

Team Grant,

Based on our analysis, we are moving our Incident Criticality Level from Level 3 (Moderate) back to Level 2 (Severe) starting on Monday, June 22 at 12:01 a.m.

The reason is that our key metrics for tracking the COVID-19 pandemic, together with our own internal risk analysis, are showing that conditions have deteriorated enough in Grant County, in surrounding counties, and the state to move our Incident Criticality Level back to Level 2 (Severe). You can see the metrics and the combined score here. Specifically, the number of active cases has risen dramatically in Grant County in the last two weeks and the number of active cases continues to be high and increasing in most of the surrounding counties.

Please plan to begin working at Level 2 (Severe) on Monday, June 22 at 12:01 a.m. Here are a few details about the change:

  1. All departments should be operating to the activities for Level 2 (Severe). Please consult with your supervisor if there are questions about your duties.
  2. All policies and procedures for PPE, Health Screening and other COVID-19 related topics will still be in effect. Please use the latest versions.

And remember, please review our Coronavirus web page for policies and procedures including:

  1. Guidelines for high-risk employees
  2. Policy for accessing Power Plants and the Wanapum Maintenance Center and all other facilities.
  3. Policy for Health screening
  4. Our personal protective equipment policy.

Please see your supervisor if you have any questions about your work duties, policies, or other items related to COVID-19.

Finally, it's important to note that this planned move is based on known current conditions. We will continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 threats and take appropriate action if the situation changes. Thanks for your patience and vigilance and as we move through the COVID-19 response. Please keep yourself, your co-workers and your family healthy by following guidelines to prevent the spread of the disease.


Ty Ehrman

Managing Director

Power Production

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