COVID-19 Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

We ask that all employees take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses,  including frequent handwashing with soap and water, staying home when sick, and following CDC guidance when coughing or sneezing. Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes are available for employees and work spaces.  ASRC Building Services is working with janitorial staff to be extra vigilant and routinely clean common touch points (such as door handles) and shared spaces. 

For the health and safety of our employees, employees who meet the following criteria should not come to work until they have notified and received clearance to return by Human Resources:

  • Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, including any one or more symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, or shortness of breath.  Such persons must stay away from AES offices until they are free of symptoms for 24-hours and have been cleared to return by Human Resources. Employees who come to work with signs of acute respiratory illness will be sent home.
  • Employees who have been in close contact with persons who have COVID-19.
  • Employees who recently traveled to a location for which the CDC has issued a COVID-19 warning (see CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices).  Employees who have traveled to such high warning areas will be asked to stay away from the workplace for up to 14 days, or as recommended by the CDC. 

AES complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.  If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact HR Employee Relations at or (907) 339-6401.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.