Although Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced earlier this month a lifting of the mask mandate and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is planning to make his announcement of the lifting of the mask mandate effective March 31, 2021, the Company has made the decision to continue mandatory mask wearing at all of our work locations.
Strides have been made in decreasing the number of COVID cases in both Texas and Arkansas, however, we are not yet abandoning the safe practices that we have mastered over the past year.
This should be a reminder to all that each person has a role to play in his/her own personal safety and the safety of others.
As always, thank you for your cooperation. John Harris
For those employees who had the first COVID vaccination at Northshore on March 16, the second vaccination clinic will be held at Northshore in the large training room on April 16, 9-10 a.m. Bring you vaccination card with you so that the 2nd vaccine can be recorded on your card and you can get your $100 AMEX card.
By now, I am sure that you have read information regarding the Governor of Arkansas opening up 1B group to include YOU! It's important that essential workers like you are vaccinated because of your role in maintaining critical infrastructure operations. Essential workers are at increased risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others because work-related duties must be performed on site and involve being in close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with the public or coworkers.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you an added layer of protection against COVID-19 and could also protect your coworkers and your family. Here are some key points about COVID-19 vaccination:
Because we care about your health and safety and, to ensure convenient access to the vaccination, we have set up an on-site vaccination clinic at the Coulson Oil Headquarters, 5101 Northshore Lane, Tuesday, March 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. All of our employees are strongly encouraged to come to this clinic, however, I will need to know in advance of your intent to get the vaccine, so that the clinic can bring ample supply, but not waste valuable vaccines. For all employees who are not in the Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Conway areas, we could not set up clinics because we did not have a large enough concentration of employees in those areas.
Please bring with you to the vaccination clinic on March 16 a copy of your insurance card and a completed Consent Form for the Pzifer vaccine.
If you have questions about our vaccination clinic or if you are out of the area and you need help signing up for an appointment in your area, please contact Cherylon Reid, Cherylon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited that our turn to be vaccinated is finally here. Looking forward to seeing you on March 16, 2-3:30pm
To: All Employees
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that covid-19 vaccinations would be open to everyone in category 1-B.
This opens up vaccination eligibility to include all manufacturing facilities, public transport, grocery store workers, those working in meal delivery and postal and package delivery services, he announced Monday morning.
The state will also begin a toll-free hotline to assist Arkansans with making a vaccine appointment. Beginning Monday, 20 personnel will be dedicated to assist in making appointments. The number, available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday is 1-800-985-6030 and translation services will be available, the governor said. The hotline is intended to be supplementary to the existing system of calling your provider or pharmacy, Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson also announced that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have been moved into category 1-B, because they are considered a "vulnerable population" and therefore susceptible to the virus.
Hutchinson said the eligibility expansion is a result of noticing a decreased demand over the weekend at mass vaccine clinics. The expansion will include approximately 180,000 Arkansans, he said. "We noticed we did not have the demand we anticipated," he said. "That could indicate there's some resistance to the vaccines... we have to keep the demand up and we have to keep the lines full."
Hutchinson and health secretary Dr. Jose Romero estimated everyone in this category could receive their vaccine by the end of the month.
Citing a significant increase in vaccine supplies the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, which is following a different vaccine plan from the state's plan, announced this week that it had expanded eligibility to veterans who are ages 50-64.
Veterans age 65 and older, and younger veterans who are homeless, in congregate living settings or who have certain medical conditions also remain eligible, as do those employed as "essential front-line workers," such as firefighters, police officers, postal workers, and those working in factories and grocery stores. Since convenience stores fall into the category of grocery stores, if you are a veteran and want a COVID vaccine, please contact: https://www.littlerock.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp
If you receive your vaccination, please take a picture of your card and send to Cherylon Reid via email, Cherylon.email@example.com or text message (501) 772-0809 to entitle you to your $100 American Express gift card.
February 23, 2021
To: All Employees
Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects. We have reached 500,000 deaths across the US. We continue to be proud of how you have dealt with this pandemic for almost a year now. We realize and appreciate how much you have already done to adapt during this challenging time. As you know, we have been taking preventive measures at our Company against COVID-19 for the past several months to help keep you, our entire staff, your families, and our customers safe. We have worked under some uncertain and often stressful conditions, and you have helped make it possible for us to continue our essential operations.
It's important that essential workers like you are vaccinated because of your role in maintaining critical infrastructure operations. Essential workers are at increased risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others because work-related duties must be performed on site and involve being in close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with the public or coworkers.
Continuing to practice the 3 W's: Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, Wear your mask properly (2 masks are now being recommended by the CDC), and Watch your distance by maintaining the 6 feet apart rule.
We strongly encourage you to get the COVID-19 vaccine when you are given the opportunity. Here are some key points about COVID-19 vaccination:
If you want to know more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines
Sincerely, John D. Harris, President and CEO