InstallerNet COVID-19 Response
InstallerNet is considered an essential business during this difficult time. We continue to provide vital services for customers throughout the country, although there may be delays in some markets. Please speak to one of our Installation Coordinators or Project Managers if you have any questions. We have listed the most Frequently Asked Questions below.
The health and safety of our employees, members and customers remain our top priority. For employees, we are maintaining social distancing with most departments working remotely from home. We have educated our network members on best practices following guidelines from the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and implementation of personal protection equipment while performing services in the vehicle, residential home or business.
You must respect local, state and federal Covid-19 policies and directives that are changing rapidly. Refer to CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and your state’s Covid-19 directives on the state website.
PPE & Decontamination Protocol:
– Wear face and nose covering (mask) to include but not limited to surgical mask, N95, bandanas or any face covering to restrict contamination to others and yourself.
– latex/nitrile gloves are optional while working in or around vehicles and residences as they may impede ability to perform certain tasks, but might be a good option for first entry.
– When entering a home, machine or vehicle which you are not sure you were the last person to enter, make sure that you wear gloves or wipe down the door handle(s), and vehicle-steering
wheel (as applicable) and other high touch surfaces with disinfectant prior to entry and upon exit.
– It is recommended that shoe-coverings be used, and later disposed of, for entry into residences as virus contamination on hard-floor surfaces can be a threat.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
– Insure to wipe down your cell/mobile phone as not to containment freshly sanitized hands.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
– 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 and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
– To avoid sharing germs, please clean up after Yourself. DO NOT make others responsible for moving, unpacking and packing up your personal belongings
Social Distancing Protocol:
– On the day of install, in advance of arrival or in-vehicle work – ask the customer if anyone who is known to have the virus has been present. For your safety you should reschedule appointments when in doubt.
– Provide warning to vehicle owners and residential occupants that you will require they respect social distancing while you work so all parties understand how the work will proceed.
– Wherever and whenever possible during work, you should maintain separation of 6’ from each other per CDC guidelines.
– Avoid face to face meetings – critical situations requiring in-person discussion must follow social distancing
– Do not convene meetings of more than 10 people. Recommend use of cell phones, texting, web meeting sites and conference calls for project discussion
– All individual work crew meetings/tailgate talks should be held outside and follow social distancing
– Please keep all crews a minimum of 6’ apart at all times to eliminate the potential of cross contamination
– Be sure to use your own water bottle, and do not share
General Health and Safety:
– At each job briefing/tool box talk, employees are asked if they are experiencing any symptoms, and are sent home if they are
– At the start of each shift, confirm with all employees that they are healthy.
– If you or a family member is feeling ill, stay home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to wear a mask if nobody is around where and during my work?
A: Because it is now understood that the virus is spread by asymptomatic carriers infected who don’t know it – it is now recommended that you continue to wear a mask to prevent contamination of surfaces with your own potential virus-laden droplets.
Q: What should I do if I, or someone in my crew, tests positive for the virus AFTER I complete an InstallerNet job?
A: You should call or email InstallerNet and the contact you have at the site or for the vehicle to advise all immediately. Furthermore you should comply with all contact-tracing activity being undertaken at the local, state, and national level (changing constantly refer to CDC web site).