- What happens if an Action Team Member is infected with COVID-19?
- If you show symptoms of COVID-19 or if you test positive for COVID-19, please notify HR and stay home until:
- You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), and
- Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved), and
- At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
Be sure that you consult with your doctor before you do anything else.
2. What will the company do if a team member tests positive or shows symptoms of COVID-19?
- HR will ensure that known infected team members do not come to work
- An evaluation will be conducted to identify Action team members who may have had direct exposure. While being sensitive to the privacy of the infected individual, the company will notify those team members who we believe had close, direct exposure* and they will be told that they likely had direct exposure to someone infected. All other team members in the same working environment will be notified generally that someone was infected in the area.
*Per the CDC, “Close Contact” is defined as a) being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case OR b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
- Team members who are uncomfortable or concerned about reporting to work will not be required to come to work. (See below.)
- We will continue to take active steps to disinfect working areas for our team members.
- We are building a “back-up” team as much as possible so that in the event of an infection of a team member, we have other team members who can fill in as needed.
- Please practice good social distancing so we can all help protect each other!
3. What happens if a team member is not comfortable coming to work because of concerns about COVID-19?
As a company, we want to do everything possible to address concerns you might have about COVID-19 and your job. However, if you discuss your concerns with your supervisor and with Human Resources and you are not comfortable with coming to work, and the position you hold does not allow for working from home, you may choose to not work. In that case, you may use sick days, vacation days, or take a leave of absence with unpaid time off. In any event, a position will be held for you for up to 12 weeks.
4. Reminder About Sick Day Policies
Everywhere except San Diego: Sick time accrues at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, to a maximum cap of 72 hours (9 days).
San Diego: Sick time accrues at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, to a maximum cap of 80 hours (10 days).
5. What happens if a team member has a member of their direct household with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?
- Supervisor and Human Resources should be notified
- Follow the CDC guidelines for Recommended Precautions for Household Members: (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html#precautions