UPDATE: BY POPULAR DEMAND – A COPY OF THE LETTER YOU CAN EDIT.
DOWNLOADABLE HERE: A SUGGESTED FORM LETTER TEMPLATE TO PROVE THAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO WORK DURING THE COVID-19 “STAY AT HOME” SHUT DOWN, AS A FOREST PRODUCTS WORKER
On March 24, Associated California Loggers sent out the following message below and links:
In “follow up” to federal and California guidances allowing “forest products workers” to work without having to stay home because of COVID-19 issues – ACL has obtained this downloadable template (form letter) for your use as an employer or sole operator.
This letter could be given to your employees to carry in case they are stopped by law enforcement or government agents. While there has been only very limited enforcement of the Governor’s “stay at home” order, there could be additional enforcement in the weeks and months to come. Violation of the Governor’s order is a misdemeanor punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 per infraction. Use of this letter would be one way to protect your employees.
Associated California Loggers thanks the Califiornia Forestry Association for this template, which was prepared by their lawyer.
UPDATE: We have received calls asking for a MS Word edit-ready version of this letter so that you can simply plug your company information into the form letter. Here it is. We have added the editable version of the letter to the links above.
If this does not work for you, please call the ACL office at 916-441-7940 and we will e-mail to you a Word version of this letter that you can edit. We have already done this for a number of ACL members.