San Diego Carpenters on the Frontline

Carpenters from Local 619 are currently hard at work at Kaiser Zion in San Diego. They are building Prescreen Containment tents outside the Emergency Room to triage patients as they arrive with symptoms of COVID-19.  They are also installing containment doors on ICU rooms. Southwest Carpenters are trained in Infections Control Risk Management (ICRA) to contain risk of infections from one environment to other. At Kaiser Zion, ICRA is being used as patients transition from the Containment and Emergency Response Tents to the hospital.

Construction was deemed essential in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, “Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction).”

Carpenters are on the front lines across San Diego building the infrastructure that California desperately needs now more than ever.  If the Coronavirus emergency lasts three months, or longer, we may face an even bigger housing and hospital shortages than we do now. Southwest Carpenters everywhere are prepared to answer the call in order to protect our communities.