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COVID-19 Update: Week 31

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Feb 19, 2021


image001 (13)Masks are a critical step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. A cloth mask offers some protection to you as well as protecting those around you. Wear a mask and take every day preventive actions in public settings and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.

image003 (2)The CDC has information available on their website regarding how to wear a mask and two key things you should not do:

• Do not put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead. 
• Do not touch the mask, and if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Carefully take off your mask and wash cloth masks daily.

Masks are mandatory within all TSG facilities. Violation of this policy will result in corrective action. 

Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step that we call can take to help lessen the spread of Coronavirus. Recent recommendations encourage wearing two masks for added protection since not all masks provide the same protection. For more information on ways to improve how your mask protects you, please visit the CDC website.


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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.
  • Summary of new protocols:
    • Testing: A negative test is required to return to work if an individual self-quarantines or is part of a Track and Trace.
      • The CDC suggests the median time of 4-5 days from exposure for symptoms to onset (11/3/2020), therefore we encourage and remind individuals to not test until a minimum of 4 days off from work. This is still the associates' decision, and although this action is not required, it is highly recommended.
      • A return to work should take place no earlier than 7 working days from the last day worked with a negative test.
      • Results must be returned no later than 10 days after the last day worked.
    • Age: Those over the age of 60 are allowed to self-quarantine without testing on a case-by-case basis. Notify Diane for review.
    • Exposure: If someone has had direct contact with someone who has tested positive, they must self-quarantine and be tested (see testing section above).
    • Testing Centers: TSG will make it a priority to provide detailed information regarding testing locations near the office/facility.
    • 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!
      • Get vaccinated!
    • 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.

Masks are mandatory within all TSG facilities. Violation of this policy by associates will result in corrective action.


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Recent statistics indicate that we are starting to see a slight decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Our collective actions to stay home, social distance, wear masks, wash hands and sanitize, combined with those who can get vaccinated, are having a positive impact. Remain vigilant. With vaccine distribution underway we are hopefully closer to getting the spread of the virus under control.   

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


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