A Statement from Hyde Environmental:
As we’re sure you are well aware, many Midwestern states have initiated “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders. While most orders allow environmental consulting firms to continue practicing, they may limit a firm’s ability to practice in-office or in the field. That said, state orders provide exemptions from “stay at home” and similar orders that may allow firms’ on-site work. Many states have deemed tasks/jobs related to real estate transactions as essential services. At Hyde Environmental, we remain committed to completing project tasks while keeping our employees safe, including practicing social distancing. With projects such as Phase I ESAs, much of the work can be done working remotely from home and by conducting interviews over the phone. However, the standards for completing a Phase I ESA require a site visit. Here at Hyde, we are cautiously monitoring the types of facilities on which we are conducting Phase I visits and Phase II ESA fieldwork. Each site is subject to approval, based on the enforced orders of the state/county/municipality.
We assure you that we continue to focus on the well-being of employees, clients, partners, and communities, and we have made provisions to serve your needs. If there’s a way to get it done, we will find it. Following protocols, there are a number of ways we can address your project needs, especially for sites involving undeveloped land and vacant or low occupancy buildings. We can conduct sampling for projects such as Phase IIs and Site Investigations, and complete building inspections with a single employee in protective equipment, performed before, during or even after hours. We will work with you to do what it takes to get the job done, safely and quickly.
Helpful resource links: