As you may be aware, we recently discovered an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last workday on-site was Wednesday, April 8th. During work hours, this employee wore a mask and gloves, and we believe that in an effort for self-protection, he also helped to protect others. This employee will remain home under quarantine for at least the next two weeks and until cleared by a health official before returning to work.
I would first like to express my support for the employee and ask you join me is wishing them and their family a full recovery from the virus.
We are in the process of sanitizing the employee’s specific workstation and adjoining common areas since learning of their condition. Further cleaning and sanitation measures will continue.
We are in the process of identifying anyone who may have come into contact with this employee. Depending on the circumstances of contact, some employees may be asked to self-quarantine for a 14-day period and schedule a COVID-19 test with a healthcare provider.
In keeping with our efforts in providing a safe work environment for our employees, we ask that anyone experiencing any symptoms (fever, congestion, etc) to not enter the site and please contact your supervisor or HR Director. Contract staff should communicate with their Company contact.
Please remember to follow the company GKN Corona Virus Policy and CDC Guidance. Some measures include:
- Prior to coming to work each day, take a self-assessment of your health. We strongly encourage you to check your temperature before leaving for work and upon returning home. If you have a temperature or feel ill, please refrain from coming into the workplace, check with your health-care provider, and notify your supervisor.
- While on site, please continue to focus on appropriate social distancing protocols (2 meters/6 feet) and use protective measures such as washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, cover your mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your face, and wearing the required protective personal equipment (PPE).
I want to express my appreciation and support for our response teams who are working hard to keep our site safe for all our employees. I understand that maintaining a safe distance and being aware of what you touch can be challenging, but as we adjust to these safety measures, I firmly believe we can succeed in making it through this challenging time while strengthening our future.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your manager or HR.