We are actively trying to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most American workers will likely experience low (caution) or medium exposure risk levels at their job or place of employment. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies.
To decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in our workplace we have changed the activities in one or more of the following areas:
- Reduce transmission among employees,
- Maintain healthy business operations, and
- Maintain a healthy work environment.
We have implemented social distancing in our offices. This means the following changes in our operations have occurred:
- We encourage staff to telework (when feasible), particularly people with underlying medical conditions.
- We have implemented social distancing measures:
- Increase physical space between workers at the worksite.
- Stagger work schedules.
- Decrease social contacts in the workplace (e.g., limit in-person meetings, meeting for lunch in a break room, etc.)
- We limit large work-related gatherings (e.g., staff meetings, after-work functions).
- We are now regularly doing health checks (e.g., temperature and respiratory symptom screening) of staff and visitors entering buildings (if feasible).
- We require workers who are ill to stay home.