March 20, 2020
Re: Private Security Services are Essential Business Services
Dear Clients and Contacts:
On behalf of all of us at Titan, I hope this note finds each of you and your loved ones safe and well during these complex times. As the State of Illinois, and the country, finds itself facing this critical national emergency, the federal government, as well as state and local governments are issuing guidance and taking actions to restrict public interaction and commercial activities. The forms of such actions to date include restrictions on business operations and Stay At Home orders.
To ensure public safety and the safe operation of businesses and other facilities that are open, and protect the assets and inventory of those business that may be temporarily closed, it is standard practice that these restrictions exempt private security companies and the provision of security-related services from such restrictions.
The recent State of Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order No.8 defines security as essential under the Critical Trades section of Essential Businesses and Operations. As such, Titan will remain operational throughout the duration of this Stay at Home order.
Please note that we continue to take steps to ensure the safety and health of our team members. All non-essential personnel have been ordered to work from home. Sick or ill team members are required to stay home. Team members that have been diagnosed with a positive COVID-19 test, experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19, or believe they have come in contact with anyone that believes they are infected with COVID-19 are required to notify their supervisor or Titan HR and stay home. All training classes are being conducted virtually, when possible, or limited to ten (10) or fewer people with proper social distancing measures.
All Titan team members should carry their Titan issued identification card and their State of Illinois issued Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) at all times when on post, or when in route to/from work. This is not only state law, but identifies them as a security professional whose presence is essential for the safe operation of the facility they support.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding security coverage or safety measures for your site, please contact your Titan representative or the Titan office at (312) 902-3400. We will continue to communicate with you via email and at http://securechicago.com/posts/.
Dave S. Pack
Titan Security Group
616 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661