On Monday, March 23th, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont took much-needed action to “flatten the curve” and help Connecticut residents work together to contend with and ultimately beat the Novel Coronavirus and Covid-19.
By issuing executive order 7H and imploring workers outside of only the most essential Connecticut businesses to “Stay Home, Stay Safe”, Lamont is hoping to remove the human connectivity which this virus needs to spread.
Here at Marine Special Products Group – we support these decisions. We also realize that as an Essential Business that can continue to operate during these uncertain times, we have some responsibilities to our employees, our customers, and the community.
First, we will employ the generalized safe interaction practices as per the CDC. Further, we have reviewed the OSHA guidelines for operating a business during the Covid-19 outbreak and will adhere to all recommended practices.
Having considered the general recommendations from both the CDC and OSHA, there are some specific actions we will take as it relates to our business.
- If a vessel is stored or berthed in a marina that has restricted access during the Connecticut Coronavirus Stay Home, Stay Safe period, we will not be able to work on that boat until the marina lifts their restriction. However, if the boat is trailered and can be transported to our facility in Essex, we can discuss that as an alternative.
- We request that all boat owners notify us prior to our working on their boats if anyone has accessed the vessel in the previous 10 days. This includes owners, their families and any dock or marina workers who have access to the vessel. We will take additional precautions and properly sanitize surfaces before and after our work.
- While we normally are happy to have customers join us below decks for our estimate development sessions, given the logistics of Social Distancing, we can’t allow that during this timeframe.
- For new equipment installs, Sea Trials and In-person orientation sessions will have to be postponed until after the Connecticut Coronavirus Stay Home, Stay Safe period.
Finally, given the uncertainty of these times and the extreme virality of the Novel Coronavirus, we also reserve the right to postpone or decline to take on any new work if the circumstances surrounding a specific job seem inconsistent with safe, sanitary hygiene protocols required to keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your support of the Marine Special Products Group. We realize that being allowed to work during this timeframe carries responsibilities which we take very seriously. If you would like to discuss a project on your boat, please let us know via either email, calling, or texting DG Fitton, MSPG owner, on 1 (860) 718-0100.