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COVID-19 Update: Week 41

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Oct 19, 2021

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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