Amongst the many challenges that we plan for and anticipate, the onset of a global pandemic that quickly hits close to home is rarely one of them.
Great Western has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it has developed over the past several weeks. As the situation escalated in our home state of Colorado, we swiftly implemented a thoughtful and sweeping plan to address this issue for the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our communities.
Sometimes the situations that we train for so diligently become a reality overnight. In the case of COVID-19, we have ensured that our operations in the field will continue to operate safely and securely, and be monitored and managed as they are every day. Our employees have been equipped with information to understand what to do if they are in contact with an individual with, or start experiencing themselves, the symptoms of COVID-19. Our employees execute their daily activities in the field with health and safety as their number one priority, and managing this unexpected incident is no different.
In our offices, we have implemented a flexible policy to allow employees to work from home as necessary. Faced with statewide school closures, and concerns for individuals with a variety of personal health needs, we are working with our employees, our managers, and our teams to ensure that our employees’ and their families’ needs are met while continuing to focus on the priorities of our business.
It is in these times of unexpected challenge that our character is both tested and proven. We are proud to operate on the core values of Growth, Stewardship, Teamwork, Excellence, People, and Resilience, and we know that these values will carry us through this current challenge to emerge a stronger team, and more resilient to face any challenges we may see in the future.
Great Western wishes all members of our Colorado community good health and urges everyone to take the highest precautions of safety and prudence during this time.