As the coronavirus continues to develop, we want to ensure you that your safety is our top priority. There are precautions we can all take to keep ourselves and those around us safe.
Here are a couple of tips to help protect yourself from the Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you do not have access to soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose if you sneeze or cough with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Wash your hands immediately after.
- Clean and disinfect all heavily-used surfaces. Don’t forget doorknobs and faucet handles.
The CDC has multiple resources for COVID-19 and we encourage you to visit their website if you have any questions about the virus itself. We have been following the coronavirus situation closely so that we can make the best health and safety decisions for you, your family, and our company.
In the meantime, we recommend that all employees take extra precaution to prevent the transmission or spread of the virus:
- Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
- Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
- CDC recommends that employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day should be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately.
- Sick employees should cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
- Please monitor the CDC's Travel Guidelines TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS CDC. If you have traveled to the Level II or Level III areas within the past 14 days, you will need to follow a 14-day stay-at-home policy (see below) before returning to work.
- Employees, please report to HR if they themselves have been to a high-risk destination or if they have been in contact with someone else who has been to a high-risk destination regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.
- Absences due to school closing and childcare will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your HR team if you have any questions.
- We will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization.
Temporary 14-day stay-at-home policy
In Alignment with the CDCs interim guidance for risk assessment and public health management, if you meet the CDCs classification for high to medium risk we have implemented a temporary 14-day stay at home policy. If you are high to medium risk, work with your HR team at HR@freedomforever.com.
Please continue to practice escalated hygiene practices and social distancing. We will continue to provide updates in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations.