Vit Plant Status: On May 26 the DOE, other Hanford contractors and the Vit Plant began implementing a deliberate, phased approach to remobilize Hanford Site operations.
During these unprecedented times, it is critical that all Vit Plant team members are well informed and understand that their health and safety is our top priority. This page serves as a resource for our team members, including those without work email, for updates on Site posture, new safety measures implemented, and messages communicated by project leadership.
New messages and updates will be posted here as the project continues to move through each of the three remobilization phases. Workers will be contacted by their supervisor when it is time to return to work.
Vit Plant COVID-19 protocols help to ensure the safety of our workforce and are followed to ensure consistency across the Hanford Site and guidance and best practices from local and national health officials.
Any employee (WTP/WTCC/subcontractor) tested for COVID-19 must follow these protocols:
- Make notification to the Vit Plant COVID Point of Contact (POC) by calling 509-545-2776 after being tested. The notification will include a short interview to capture appropriate information and provide guidance.
- After receiving COVID test results from the testing facility, employees are to again notify the COVID POC and provide their results. At that time, the COVID POC will provide direction on quarantine/isolation and the process for returning to work. No employee may be called back or return to work until released by the COVID POC.
- After being tested for COVID, an employee may be contacted by Benton/Franklin Health or the Hanford Site Medical contractor HPMC to conduct COVID Contact Tracing. If contacted by either organization and provided direction regarding quarantine/isolation, the employee must then again notify the COVID POC and provide them the information/direction received from Contact Tracing.
It remains the Vit Plant's goal to provide a safe work environment including a COVID free workplace.
If you have questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person or department. You also can find information on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HanfordVitPlant/.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Update to COVID Notifications
Announcement of New COVID-19 Occupational Contact Tracing
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Safety Requirements (Updated 7/16/2020)
5/27/2020 - Vit Plant adds custom-built handwashing stations
5/22/2020 - Sneeze Guards Installed at Jobsite, Richland Offices
Hanford Site remobilization messages:
5/21/2020 - WTP Connections: DOE Outlines Phased Return to Work Approach Beginning May 26
Frequently Asked Questions - Building Trades:
4/10/2020 - Frequently Asked Questions
Vit Plant messages:
6/18/2020 - WTP Connections: Hanford Site to Continue Phased Return to Work for Site Operations for Week of June 22
6/2/2020 - WTP Connections: WTP Receives Positive Marks for 2019 Performance
5/21/2020 - WTP Update on Car and Van Pools
5/7/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of May 11
4/29/2020 - WTP Connections: DOE Extends Partial Stop Work Order
4/27/2020 - Pipefitter Has Seen, Done It All at Vit Plant Jobsite (special feature)
4/16/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of April 20
4/8/2020 - Notes from Val: Checking in on the Team
4/2/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of April 6
3/26/2020 - WTP Connections: Thank You, Vit Plant Team
3/19/2020 - WTP Connections: Additional Measures Taken to Stem the Coronavirus
3/18/2020 - Pending Coronavirus Test for Vit Plant Worker
3/17/2020 - WTCC Craft Employee Guidance Regarding Time Away from Work
3/16/2020 - WTP Connections: Expanded Reporting Requests
3/16/2020 - Culture Share: Combating Stigma During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/12/2020 - WTP Connections: COVID-19 Update and Reporting
3/11/2020 - WTP Connections: Coronavirus Preparations Underway
3/3/2020 - Messages from Local Agencies on COVID-19/Coronavirus
Department of Energy messages:
9/23/2020 Hanford Remains in Phase 2 Status
9/3/2020 Hanford Site Remains in Phase 2 Operations
8/6/2020 - Phase 1 Work Progresses in Support of Continued Safe Operations
7/30/2020 - Phase 1 Work Progresses in Support of Continued Safe Operations
7/23/2020 - Hanford Site Remains in Phase 1 Operations
7/16/2020 - Hanford Site Remains in Phase 1 Operations
7/9/2020 - Hanford Site Remains in Phase 1 Operations
6/25/2020 - Hanford Site to Continue Phased Return to Work for Site Operations for Week of June 29
6/11/2020 - COVID-19 Alerts in Hanford Mobile App
6/11/2020 - Hanford Site to Continue Phased Return to Work for Site Operations for Week of June 15
6/4/2020 - Hanford Site to Continue Phased Return to Work for Site Operations for Week of June 8
5/27/2020 - Hanford Site to Continue Phased Return to Work for Site Operations for Week of June 1
5/13/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of May 18
4/29/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of May 4
4/22/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of April 27
4/9/2020 - Current Site Posture Continues for Week of April 13
4/4/2020 - Hanford Workers May Wear Own Masks to Work, if Desired
3/24/2020 - Alert: Hanford Site Implements Mission Critical Ops
4/24/2020 - A new Jobsite Update video features Vit Plant team members being interviewed, using social distancing, by WTCC Deputy General Manager Bruce Covert.