COVID-19 – Worksite Health and Safety Requirements for Contractors

As providers of critical services, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services have taken precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 at our companies, protect our workforce and preserve our ability to maintain safe, reliable energy service for customers.

The risk of transmission has fallen and every county served by TEP and UniSource is now classified as low risk by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, TEP and UniSource are operating under minimum protocols. That means:

  • Face coverings are now optional at all times
  • Meeting rooms, elevators, and other small spaces in company facilities have no pandemic-specific occupancy limits
  • Indoor activities and shared use of company vehicles have no social distancing or mask use requirements

Please remember that COVID-19 is still spreading and represents a significant risk, particularly for those in households affected by other health conditions. If you're feeling sick, please stay home to protect your coworkers. Many workers may want to continue practicing more stringent safety protocols, and we ask that you be supportive and respectful of those choices.

Our company will continue to track COVID-19 conditions, and we will make adjustments to our protocols as needed.


  • Comply with your company’s or entity's plan and procedures to manage COVID-19 exposure.
  • Support and comply with all recommendations and requirements of TEP and UniSource.
  • If requested, submit daily a personnel roster to your TEP or UniSource representative.
  • Report any delays to company projects based on pandemic restrictions imposed by your local jurisdiction, or a reduction in your company’s work capacity due to employee illness.
  • Continue to focus on safety. Safety remains our company’s highest priority, particularly during this public health challenge. As we adapt to new work practices, we must maintain protections and procedures that allow us to work without injury.