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Grant PUD to move from Severe to Moderate COVID-19 response on May 26

Hello team,

The Incident Management Team has been tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Grant PUD since early March, based in part on state and local data that show how fast the virus is spreading. The ongoing analysis has informed the decisions made to date for having everyone either work from home, go on admin leave, or stay as safe as possible while remaining at mission-critical posts.

Our metrics, based on this data, show we can now reduce the "Criticality Level" of Grant PUD operations from "Severe," where it has been for the last two months, to "Moderate." We expect to move to Moderate on Tuesday, May 26 at 5 a.m.

This does not mean the coast is clear, but it could mean that some of us will begin returning to regular work locations, while taking established precautions.

Your supervisors will determine if your current working conditions will change. They'll be in contact with you in the coming days.

All policies and procedures created as a result of the pandemic will remain in place, including health screenings, how to enter Grant PUD buildings, importance of social distancing, when to wear masks and other personal protective equipment, and what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or if you or someone close to you is exposed to COVID-19. Find those policies on our Coronavirus web page here.

Many of our employees live outside Grant County, where virus conditions remain severe. This is no time to let our guards down. Everyone in the Grant PUD family is strongly urged to take precautions at home and in public to avoid spreading the virus to our coworkers.

This plan is based on known, current conditions. We'll take appropriate actions if conditions change.

Thanks very much for the resourcefulness you've all shown to keep Grant PUD operating reliably and, most importantly, safely. It's vital to keep it going as we move to this new phase in our response to the pandemic.

Kevin