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A message to IBEW 665 Brothers and Sisters about COVID-19

Brothers, Sisters and Friends,

On March 23, 2020, I closed down IBEW Local 665's Union Hall to visitors until April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The decision to do so was based on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order #2020-21 regarding COVID-19. 

At this time, IBEW Local 665's staff will still be reporting to the Union Hall as allowed per Section 9(e) of the Executive Order. Members can still contact the Union Hall by way of phone, email, U.S. mail and fax.

Operating hours are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Our office has been experiencing very high volumes of phone calls. This has made it difficult for members to get through. If you call and can't get through, please consider leaving a voicemail or call back at a later time. 

Below please find some additional information regarding the executive order.

We will continue to assist our members and their families during this time of national crisis. Continue to be safe everyone!

Tom Eastwood 

Business Manager

IBEW Local Union #665

The following information regarding construction and the Bureau of Construction Codes has been provided from Governor Whitmer’s Office.

Q: Is construction allowed under the executive order?

A: Some limited forms of construction are permissible, including construction to maintain and improve essential public works like roads, bridges, the telecommunications infrastructure, and public health infrastructure. 

Construction workers may also undertake such projects as necessary to maintain and improve the safety, sanitation, and essential operations of residences. In addition, businesses may designate construction firms to provide necessary support to the work of the businesses' critical infrastructure workers. 

All construction work that is carried out while the order is in effect must be done in accordance with the mitigation measures required under section 5(c) of the order.

Section 5(c) reads, 

Businesses and operations maintaining in-person activities must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect workers and patrons. Those practices and measures include, but are not limited to:

(1) Restricting the number of workers present on premises to no more than is strictly necessary to perform the business’s or operation’s critical infrastructure functions.

(2) Promoting remote work to the fullest extent possible.

(3) Keeping workers and patrons who are on premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including for customers who are standing in line.

(4) Increasing standards of facility cleaning and disinfection to limit worker and patron exposure to COVID-19, as well as adopting protocols to clean and disinfect in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace.

(5) Adopting policies to prevent workers from entering the premises if they display respiratory symptoms or have had contact with a person who is known or suspected to have COVID-19.

(6) Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.


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