Williams College Lays Out Construction Safety Plan
Williams College is ramping up its pending construction projects with a phased approach that follows state and federal guidelines for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Working with the town's Board of Health, the college has implemented a new health and safety plan that will allow work by the college's contracted vendors to start in a multi-phase process that begins on Monday, according to a news release from the school on Friday afternoon.
"Above all, our primary objective is to keep the Williamstown community, Williams College campus community, and our job sites safe while assisting in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus," said Rita Coppola-Wallace, executive director of design and construction at Williams.
The new protocols require social distancing of 6 feet or more from other workers, stringent hygiene practices and increased hygiene facilities at the job site. Those found in violation of the protocols could be subject to removal from the campus.