COVID-19 Resources

Due to the high number of inquiries received and the continuous developments regarding the virus, TAG is offering COVID-19 Retainer Packages to businesses concerned with the impact of this outbreak.

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For the food industry

  • Daily Updates

  • Advice for Food Industry

  • What can you (we) all do?

Key Points

We want to continue highlighting the importance of protecting employee health.

  • COVID-19 is easily spread through respiratory droplets. Proper washing of one’s hands is the most important preventive control. Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • As the outbreak continues to expand, it is imperative that employers continue to check in with employees on their health.

  • If you are feeling ill, please stay at home! 

Recommendations for
the Food Industry

Protecting Employees (Part 2): Employee and Visitor Illness Screening

As COVID-19 continues to spread, businesses are attempting to make decisions on employee illness procedures and screening. What should you be telling employees? Should you be asking the same questions of visitors to your facility?  What should you be asking to determine if further coronavirus testing should be considered?

Today we will briefly discuss screening for employee wellness:

 

Questions to ask employees as part of a wellness screen:

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours?

  • Do you have a cough? 

  • Do you have shortness of breath?

  • Have you come in contact with anyone with a suspected or known case of COVID-19?

Additionally, please remind your employees:

  • Remember the virus is spread from touching mucous membranes; please avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.

  • Remember to wash your hands every [insert time based on company policy] minutes! 

 

Questions to ask employees who call in or get sick at work:

  1. When did your illness begin?

  2. Have you come in contact with anyone with a suspected or known COVID-19 case?

  3. Have you traveled to any area that has widespread community transmission (in the US or internationally) within the last 14 days?

  4. With whom, in the company, have you personally interacted? (You will need to inform these individuals of the potential for infection)

  5. What areas of the workplace have you been in, besides your work area? (This enables you to determine areas that may need to be sanitized.)

  6. Are you able to work from home for the next two weeks?

    1.  If yes, what do you need to do so? (This will determine if employer will need to fill the role or provide any equipment)

    2. If no, what duties, projects, etc. need to be covered in your absence?

  7. Do you have any upcoming travel we need to address or cancel?

 

Consider screening visitors to your facility as well:

  • You may also want to consider asking visitors to your facility if they have any flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) and ask them some of the initial screening questions above. If they’ve recently traveled to an area where there’s widespread transmission of COVID-19 you may want to ask them to reschedule their visit at least 14 days from the date they traveled from the affected area.

 

In general, as an employer, you should consider how to manage absenteeism within your workforce.  Employers may want to identify shift backups ahead of time in case someone is unable to come to work because they’re ill or need to care for a sick family member.

 

Tomorrow we will expand further on how to manage visitors to your workplace.

Keep up to date with COVID-19:

Please send us any questions, comments, and/or concerns! We are happy to talk with you. 

OR call us at 1-800-401-2239

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