COVID-19 POLICY UPDATES

Our mission at Alpha Aviation is to keep our staff and students & clients safe. That is ingrained in everything we do and how we make decisions. We have put together the following processes, safety protocols, cleaning procedures and reporting requirements utilizing resources from OSHA, CDC, The State of New Jersey, aviation associations and other resources.

These policies may change over time and as we learn new and important information, we will change and adapt. The main thing to remember as things are ever changing and the safety of you and those around you relies on each of us to be smart and diligent. Safety of flight must not be compromised by any process or procedure. It is your responsibility to consult with these policies and the sources referenced at the end of this guide from time to time and stay apprised of any changes to the policy as health care.

As we begin to phase our business back into normal operations, it is important to know the steps that we have taken to ensure the safety of those within our organization. All common touch points and hard surfaces should be cleaned before and after each use. Temperatures may be taken. Proof of cleaning will be displayed.

We will all be working towards keeping a clean and disinfected environment at each of our locations. We all need to work together to keep it that way.

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Prevention

Alpha Aviation is committed to keeping our staff and contractors, students, and clients safe. All our staff, contractors, students, and clients must remain vigilant. Below are requirements and protocols that will help keep our community healthy.

Handwashing Protocols

All staff, contractors, and students are required to wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds EVERY TIME you do the following:
Entering and exiting any office locations, client locations, or wherever else is suitable
  • After using the restroom
  • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After contact with animals or pets
  • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)
This means you will be washing your hands many times every day. If soap and water are not readily available and hands are not visibly dirty, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. However, if hands are visibly dirty, always wash hands with soap and water.

Additional Precautions

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay a minimum of six feet from others as a normal practice.
  • Eliminate contact with others, such as handshakes or embracing.
  • Avoid touching surfaces touched by others to the extent that is feasible.
  • Wear a mask to protect others from exposure.

Quarantine Information

If you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to, fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or fatigue, you must immediately get a COVID-19 test by a medical institution and await the results. DO NOT come in for work or training.

Should you test positive, you must self-quarantine for a minimum of 10 days after your symptoms first began. At that point you may test again. As long as the test is negative and you have no symptoms, you may return to work or training at Alpha.

Should you test negative but still have symptoms, abide by the FAA’s IMSAFE checklist. We encourage you to contact your primary care physician and follow their medical advice until your symptoms have been idle for greater than 24 hours.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Please refer to the operators manual for details on how to clean drones, controllers, and any other equipment. Before using ANY chemicals or cleaners, please contact the Director of Drone Operations for approval.

Local COVID-19 Situation Resources

The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be putting out regular updates to policy and guidance for the nation. These can be found at:
Information regarding Covid-19 in New York/New Jersey is available at the websites below: