Corona Virus and Flu Preparation
To: All employees
From: People Plus Solutions
As a valued member of the People Plus Solutions team, your health and well-being are important to us.
The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “corona virus disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, customers, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of a pandemic.
Based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, People Plus Solutions recommends that employees • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
• Stay home when they are sick
• Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
• Not wear a face mask unless they show symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID19
• Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing (if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
It is critical that employees do not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
To learn more about the novel corona virus and keep up with the latest developments, see the About Corona virus Disease 2019 and CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers web pages. For information about hand-washing, see CDC’s Hand-washing website.
Please contact your local recruiter with any questions or concerns.
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