Company policy dictates that all employees should stay home if they are sick to protect the workplace and their coworkers. This includes the flu.
If an employee is experiencing any of the following symptoms of Covid (fever/chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or running nose, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath), they will be required to get tested for Covid before they can return to work. Several locations offer rapid testing that can provide an employee a result within 15 minutes. If an employee receives a negative Covid test result, does not have a fever, and feels well enough to work while still experiencing mild symptoms of the flu, the employee will be required to distance themselves from coworkers and wear a mask until symptoms subside.
If someone in an employee’s household is diagnosed with Covid, the employee is asked to isolate from the household member and get tested immediately. If the test comes back negative, the employee may return to work but will be required to drive their own vehicle from their home to the jobsite as part of their commute since not everyone receives an accurate test result so quickly following a household member’s diagnosis. Employee may return to driving with their crew once household member has been cleared by a medical professional to return to normal activities. During the family member’s contagious period, employee must social distance as much as possible and wear a mask.
The law protects the employer’s rights to keep employees and the work environment safe. All employees are required to disclose Covid diagnoses that may affect workplace safety and use FTO to cover sick days. Failure to disclose a Covid diagnosis for yourself or those in your immediate household will result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of those you work with.