UPDATED: May 17, 2021
NOTICE TO CONTRACT/TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)*
As employees of L. J. Gonzer Associates (LJGA), your health and well-being are of utmost importance to us. We are very pleased to see the positive response to the COVID-19 situation. It has been a very difficult year for everyone. Fortunately, due to vaccines and individuals actively practicing safe protocols (masks, distancing etc…) things are beginning to look up.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued some new guidance that provides for some lessoning of those restrictions, however as a policy and due to the fact that most states have not yet adopted these policies, we remind people that it is the continuing policy of L. J. Gonzer Associates that employees continue to practice the following safety practices(Individual site requirements may be more restrictive):
- Wear a face covering at all times when in enclosed places or cannot maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and a co-worker or in common areas.
- Practice social distancing wherever possible to minimize contact.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when they are sick
- Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing (if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
We encourage any employee who exhibits signs or symptoms of the virus or believes they have been exposed for some reason to NOT report to work. Please stay home and contact your healthcare provider.
In general we have put forth the following procedures to offer employees some general guidance handling this situation. Individuals at our client sites need to be familiar with any client policies or guidelines concerning this situation. If you receive information from the client as to policies or an action plan, please contact your recruitment coordinator immediately.
It is our understanding that many general travel restrictions are still in place. Most states do not require specific quarantine periods when going from state-to-state at this time. Employees who have been traveling within the United States, between states should review the individual state requirements for quarantining to determine whether self-quarantine is needed.
Employees may not travel outside of the United States. Employees should eliminate all unnecessary travel. Any travel should be reported to the Human Resource department. Employees who have been traveling outside of the United States, must contact our Human Resources department to determine whether self-quarantine is needed. If so they must remain out of work for a minimum of 14 days without any cold/flu symptoms. If any symptoms develop they must report to their healthcare provider and must obtain medical clearance before returning to work. Workers may work remotely during this time if the client/supervisor approve this course of action.
Employees who believe they may have been exposed through direct or indirect contact are asked to remove themselves from their work environments and self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days without any cold/flu symptoms. If any symptom develop or they test positive for the virus they must report to their healthcare provider and must obtain medical clearance before returning to work. Workers may work remotely during this time if the client/supervisor approve this course of action.
Employees who are diagnosed with the COVID 19 virus must remain out of work for a minimum of 10-14 days depending on the local requirements. These individuals will not be allowed to return to work until they receive a medical clearance from their physician and/or a negative covid test.
Should an employee become ill at a client’s facility we ask that they immediately remove themselves from the site and seek immediate medical attention. We also require that they inform us immediately of any incident and provide as much information as to exposure and contacts at the client’s site to mitigate community exposure as quickly as possible.
The Centers for Disease Control has provided general information about the virus and ways to minimize exposure, along with recommended washing procedures. Please see the About Coronavirus Disease 2019 and CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers webpages. For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
This situation is continuing to develop and we will try to provide employees with any up-to-date materials that we may receive to help ease the circumstances. If you have any additional questions please contact your Recruitment Coordinator at 908.709.9494 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org