Brothers and Sisters,
Nothing is more important to the Local 1776KS team than the safety and well-being of our members, who heroically continue to work during this devastating COVID 19 pandemic. To help you, your families, and coworkers, we have obtained 25,000 face shields for our members. We will begin distributing these shields beginning this Friday - April 10 - and through next week across the Local.
Remember to follow all guidelines to protect yourself: wash your hands; A LOT, don’t touch your face; maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from other persons; wear latex gloves; wear a face covering inside shields.
And if you develop any COVID19 symptoms, consult your physician as soon as possible, for guidance and treatment. Symptoms of COVID19 may include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, trouble breathing (shortness of breath), chest tightness, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, loss of smell or taste, pink eye, and sudden confusion or disorientation. More symptoms are identified every week that passes.
Remember also that a very high number of COVID19 victims are asymptotic or have delayed symptoms: symptoms are a lagging indicator. This is why it is so very important that you follow the guidance of the CDC and your medical provider, doing all that you can to protect yourself.
Our thoughts are with every one of you, and your families, through-out this crisis. We will stay Union strong, together!