COVID-19 Information

We remain completely committed to your health and the health of your families. In addition to the communication we distributed previously at our jobsites, we wanted to provide more detailed information to you. Please read through this information and talk with your supervisor if you have any questions. We’ll continue to update you on a routine basis as necessary when we have new information to share.

Keeping Our Employees Safe

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To ensure the health and safety of our employees, effective immediately, all McCarthy jobsite employees will be required to wear a face covering. McCarthy will supply appropriate face coverings to all our employees, and we have taken steps to obtain adequate supply to ensure continued safety. Providing these supplies to our valued employees is absolutely the right thing to do.

  • Continue to communicate the most updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and be guided by their recommendations.
  • Effective March 19, 2020, we will offer up to 16 hours of emergency paid time for our craft professional employees. Do not let pay influence your ability to make the right decision for you and your family. Stay home if you are sick. McCarthy wants to support you during this challenging time. This is a temporary, one-time benefit offering, subject to change as circumstances change. UPDATE - We are “restarting” the one-time benefit (16 hours) on January 1, 2021. This emergency paid time will be available through March 31, 2020. 
  • Enable employees who are sick or those at very high risk to stay home/self-quarantine. Please stay in contact with your supervisor in those situations. Again, if you are sick, please stay home and follow the directions below.
  • Work to reduce the number of staff in close contact with each other, particularly individuals at increased risk of severe illness.
  • Implement social distancing measures:
    • Increasing physical space between workers (recommended six feet)
    • Staggering work schedules as possible
    • Decreasing social contact in the workplace (e.g., limit in-person meetings, meeting for lunch in a break room, etc.)
    • Limit large work-related gatherings (e.g., staff meetings, large group functions, etc.)

We will continue to adjust to meet the needs of each jobsite. 

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Sick or Need to Self-Quarantine?

bed iconEmployees who test positive for COVID-19:
 

People who test positive for COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:

If you will not have a test to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:

  1. You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without a fever reducer) 
  2. Other symptoms have improved (cough and shortness of breath) 
  3. At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

If you will be tested to determine if you are still contagious, you can leave home after these three things have happened:

  1. You no longer have a fever (without a fever reducer) 
  2. Other symptoms have improved (cough and shortness of breath) 
  3. You receive TWO negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. Your doctor will follow CDC guidelines.

What to do if Sick Fact Sheet from CDC English
What to do if Sick Fact Sheet from CDC Spanish

Employee Has Close Contact with a Test-Positive COVID-19 Individual

For employees who have come into close contact with a confirmed-positive individual he/she must alert a manager or supervisor of the close contact and will be instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. The other alternative options that will be provided in lieu of the 14 day quarantine are the following:

  • Option 1 – An employee’s quarantine can end after day 10 without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. The employee must watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • Option 2 - When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours (at least 5 days after exposure) before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation, but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after day 7. The employee must watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.

McCarthy will adhere to all state-mandates for paid time off benefits related to COVID-19. Refer to the links below for applicable state regulations and benefits.

Arizona

California

Colorado

New York

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What You Can Do to Help

  • checklist iconUnderstand the safety protocol posted on site and take it seriously.
  • Update your contact information (cell phone, email, mailing address) at your jobsite so you can be contacted easily.
  • Contact your supervisor or Lisa Sanders 314-919-2384 with any change in your status.
  • For any COVID related questions in our Northern California Region (San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento) please email NorPacCovidReporting@mccarthy.com and somebody will get in contact with you.
  • For any COVID related questions in our Southern California Region (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego) please email SoCalCOVIDReporting@mccarthy.onmicrosoft.com and somebody will get in contact with you

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Who to Contact

phone iconBenefit Questions
 

Maria Huerta Gonzalez
mhuertagonzalez@mccarthy.com
972-448-2271

General Employment Questions
 

Southern Region (TX & GA)
Estela Cisneros
ecisneros@mccarthy.com
713-499-3623

Southwest Region (AZ, NV, CO)
Giovanni Pinzon 
gpinzon@mccarthy.com
480-636-4149

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Impacted by the Work Slowdown?

barricade iconWhere can I find information about unemployment benefits? 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

McCarthy takes our commitment to our craft professional employees seriously. We offer a variety of benefits and services that can help you and your family, especially in this uncertain time. We have programs and people who are dedicated to helping you in a variety of ways.