COVID-19 Resources

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For the food industry

  • Regular Updates

  • Advice for Food Industry

  • What can you (we) all do?

 
Key Points

Updated: July 20, 2020

Key Points

  • The CDC has released factsheets for young adults (ages 15 – 21years old). The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures. The graphics demonstrate appropriate mask use for the general public, and can be used to remind everyone of the importance of preventive measures (wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing) while in public!

    • Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19 in public [PDF link]

    • Wearing a Cloth Mask to Protect Yourself and Your Friends [PDF link]

    • Staying Safe at the Pool / Beach [PDF link]

    • Slow the Spread of COVID-19 [PDF link]

    • Do it for yourself and your friends [PDF link]

    • What Your Test Results Mean [PDF link]

  • The CDC has released a notice for when you can be around others after you have had COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms that updates the amount of time a person should be fever free without using fever reducing medication from 72 hours to 24 hours, the notice states that you can be around others after:

    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and

    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and

    • Symptoms have improved

 
Recommendations for Industry

Keep On Keepin’ On: Hold the Course.

It’s a new week, but there’s not much new about the COVID-19 situation: the virus continues its resurgence and the daily death rate continues to rise. There are a few changes in the demographics of those getting ill: younger individuals are now accounting for a larger share of new cases. The rise in cases among young adults could likely exacerbate the stressors already on the food industry, which tends to employ younger workers. This stress may, once again, manifest itself in increased absenteeism.

 

In fact, just last week, the FDA published the informational update, What to Do If You Have a COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Worker or Workers Who Have Been Exposed to a Confirmed Case of COVID-19. While the update does not pose much new information for the industry (it summarizes applicable CDC recommendations), it does reinforce that cases are continuing to rise, and that the industry needs to be focused on both worker safety and continued food safety. With increased absenteeism, food businesses are again facing decisions on cross-training workers, using temporary employees, or simply reducing production. Regardless of whichever direction your business elects to go, it is critical that food safety remain a key aspect of training and that your programs be meticulously followed.

 

The industry has done well this year in reducing recalls despite the pandemic, so the advice to “Keep on keepin’ on” is just as applicable to food safety as it is to worker safety.

 

If you have any questions or would like further advice or assessment on either food or worker safety, give TAG a call. We can help!

 
 

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