The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is located at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Pueblo, Colorado, and is destroying the remaining chemical weapons stockpile stored at PCD. The team has focused on the safety of the workforce and the public during the coronavirus pandemic, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to minimize risks to the workforce and local community.
PCAPP Site-Specific COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
The following safety measures have been established at PCAPP to reduce the risk to the workforce and communities in and around Pueblo, Colorado.
- Per a Department of Defense directive on July 28, 2021, in areas of substantial or high community transmission rates, all staff and visitors must wear a face mask, regardless of the person’s vaccination status.
- Effective Aug. 2, 2021, all PCAPP personnel must wear a face mask when inside any building and while operating or riding in any government-owned vehicles. This includes wearing a mask at all times whether in an office, a cubicle or conference room.
- Require the use of face coverings outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
- Provide access to a physician and nursing staff at the PCAPP medical facility for those requiring medical assistance.
- Provide sanitizing stations around the plant and encourage frequent handwashing.
- Require social distancing for all individuals. Enforce occupancy restrictions in all conference rooms and add partitions and barriers in work areas.
This policy will remain in effect until rescinded or otherwise modified by an appropriate authority. PCAPP will continue to monitor local conditions and consult with appropriate officials and make necessary adjustments to pandemic response and prevention efforts.