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COVID-19 Update: Week 41

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Oct 19, 2021


The Shippers Group is lifting our mask mandate. MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED IF YOU ARE VACCINATED. Unvaccinated associates and visitors are required to wear a mask. Vaccination status is on the honor system.

We encourage all associates to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The majority of hospitalizations from COVID-19 are among those who are unvaccinated. Even though there are breakthrough cases of COVID-19 among the vaccinated, according to some doctors, those who are not vaccinated are younger and getting sicker more quickly with the new Delta variant.

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Taking Action

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

  • 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 coworkers. Notify management if you feel this is not occurring at your site.
  • If you're unvaccinated, wear your protective MASK, SCARF, OR BANDANA always. Be sure to cover your mouth and nose.
  • 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.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory if you are vaccinated.
  • Track and trace is required on all events. Save documents in COVID-19 folder at site.
  • Restrict visitors to scheduled visits only.
  • Reassess social distancing at the site, especially in common areas near time clocks, restrooms, and break rooms.
  • Continue disinfecting all areas, especially common areas such as time clocks, bathrooms, lunchrooms, desks, computers, tables, door knobs/handles, light switches, etc.
  • Ensure sanitization stations are operational and filled at all times.
  • Evaluate COVID-19 Task Force Cleaning Crews/Order PPE

Symptoms, Testing, and Quarantine Protocols:

  • Positive for COVID-19 with symptoms:
    • Quarantine for 10 days from date symptoms appeared/onset
    • Negative test required to return to work (exception: Dallas county)

  • COVID-19 symptoms but not tested (feeling sick):
    • Quarantine for 7 days
    • Negative test required to return to work (exception: Dallas county)

  • Close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19 (no symptoms):
    • Fully vaccinated:
      • After day 7 AND receiving a negative test may return, or
      • After 10 days without testing and no symptoms
    • Non vaccinated:
      • Quarantine for 14 days.
      • If no symptoms after 7 days may return with negative test (exception: Dallas county), or
      • After 10 days without testing and no symptoms

Vaccines are effective at protecting you from COVID-19, especially severe illness and death.

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

Per the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Everyone 12 years of age and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination, even pregnant women.

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, COVID-19

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