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
 

The WHO discusses some similarities and differences between COVID-19 and influenza (“the flu”) patients.

  • Initial data suggests that children are less affected by COVID-19 than adults; in fact, children may be infected more frequently from adults. This is opposite of influenza in which children contribute greatly to the flu’s community transmission.

  • Current data on COVID-19 suggest that “80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic”; 20% are sever or critical infections (requiring oxygen and ventilation).

  • Individuals of older age or underlying health conditions have an increased risk for severe COVID-19 infection. When thinking about work and travel recommendations, it is important for employers to consider their employees and their families.

Recommendations for
the Food Industry

Employee Health (Part 3): Visitor Screening & How to Manage Visitors to Your Workplace. 

 

TAG has provided a number of recommendations for protecting employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, many of which can be applied to visitors as well. Following are those and other recommendations for managing visitors to your workplace. The following should also apply to suppliers and delivery drivers, with shipping area access eliminated or a limited area set that has no access to the plant.

 

If your facility does not already have a specific door for visitors, consider designating a single visitor entrance, and placing a sign on or near the door asking that the visitor call (provide phone #) if they:

  • Have or have had a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

  • Have come in contact with anyone with a suspected or known COVID-19 case.

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

 

If you have a speaker intercom, consider placing a sign near it briefly stating your outbreak policy and listing four questions they will be asked upon buzzing the intercom, with entrance allowed or disallowed based on response:

  1. Do you feel ill or have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

  2. Have you had a fever, a cough or shortness of breath in the last week?

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

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

 

If you don’t have an intercom, visitors should be immediately informed upon arrival that you have implemented precautionary procedures for your employees’ and all visitors’ protection, and that those procedures include asking illness-related questions and allowing or disallowing entrance based on their response.

 

If the visitor answers “yes” to any of the questions in the above scenarios, it is advised that they reschedule their visit or conduct the appointment by phone.

 

You may also want to distribute an email, or other communication, to regular visitors, suppliers, and delivery companies with explaining your COVID-19 outbreak policy and asking that no persons enter your building if they are ill, have come in contact with a person with known or suspect COVID-19, or traveled, in the last 14 days, to an area with widespread community transmission.

 

Keep up to date with COVID-19:

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

 

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