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COVID-19 Update: Week 21

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Sep 18, 2020


We’re all experiencing some level of Covid fatigue. What is it? Burnout. We’re simply tired of the stress and uncertainty that has accompanied the pandemic. We long for things to be “back to normal.” Covid fatigue is a very real condition, and it is causing many to become careless about wearing masks and social distancing. It’s that feeling of, “I just don’t care anymore.”

Amidst combating the virus, how do we also deal with the level of stress and anxiety that we’re experiencing? Doctors from UC Davis Health offer tips for how to cope with Covid fatigue and outline stages of disaster stress. Talking about it is helpful for many people, and exercise is also a great way to expel nervous energy, clear your mind and relax easier.

At The Shippers Group, we’re mindful of the reality of Covid fatigue and it’s potential impact on our associates and our operations. We are working diligently with our facility leadership and their teams to reinforce the importance of closely following guidelines of the CDC and not waver in their efforts to keep themselves and others safe.

Crisis resources are also available to associates, and for a complete list of all TSG COVID-19 Prevention and Response Documentation, visit our COVID-19 Resource page by clicking below.


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Taking Action

This is the latest list of actions we are taking to ensure communication to all stakeholders:

  • President Rob Doyle continues his bi-weekly video address to associates.
  • Public health officials are recommending everyone get a flu shot this year and get it early. Look for emails and flyers posted at your facility for dates and times.
  • Important reminders:
    • If you do not feel well, STAY HOME. Call your manager and let them know you are experiencing signs of COVID-19.
    • Remember to SOCIAL DISTANCE yourself from other workers. Notify management if you feel this is not occurring at your site.
    • Wear your protective MASK, SCARF, or BANDANA always. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose. Masks are required at all TSG sites.
    • Wash your hands and sanitize several times a day, especially after touching hard surfaces.
    • Disinfect your work areas. If you need supplies to clean your equipment, desk, or any other surface, let management know immediately!
  • Sites are being reminded of proper protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all associates.
  • Sites are maintaining the proper level of PPE to ensure replenishment of items given ongoing shortages and lead times for some PPE.
  • Managers are stressing that associates stay hydrated, which is a key to a healthy immune system. Associates are allowed water in a clear bottle on the warehouse floor to aid in maintaining proper hydration. 
  • Practice getting plenty of rest, exercise, and good nutrition.

Prevent COVID Burnout. Talk about it. Exercise. Be Compassionate. Take life day by day.

We are #3PLStrong. We are essential. We are TSG. View COVID-19 Resources

The safety of our associates is always our number one priority. These are trying times and we want to help ensure both the physical and mental health of our associates and their loved ones. If you’re feeling overwhelmed please talk to a family member, a friend or counselor.     

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 response efforts, please contact Diane Villafana, VP of Human Resources and Safety Compliance.


Topics: Warehousing, News Room

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