May 27, 2020

 

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

COVID-19 TESTING

As options for symptomatic COVID testing become more prevalent, we felt it was important to share some thoughts with the MGF team. In addition, this testing is also now being administered by local healthcare facilities as part of general screening for diagnostic procedures or surgeries.

If you, or a member of your household gets tested for COVID, you are not permitted to work while awaiting personal test results or while waiting for results for someone in your household.

We strongly encourage any employee who is being tested, or has a member of their household being tested, to immediately alert the Pandemic Hotline so we are aware.

You are strongly encouraged to immediately call the Pandemic Hotline with any COVID-related test results for you or members of your household.

Thank you for your cooperation in continuing to protect our workforce.

 

PANDEMIC TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the Pandemic Team or email the team at the Pandemic Team email address.

Members of the Pandemic Team are:

Tammy Flora, (920) 893-8431 ext. 420 | tflora@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Vic Grimm, (920) 893-8431 ext. 444 | vic.grimm@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Jodi Hermann, (920) 893-8431 ext. 447 | jhermann@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Corrina Molinaro, (920) 893-8431 ext. 424 | cmolinaro@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Andy Pfister, (920) 893-8431 ext. 270 | apfister@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Paul Rutledge, (920) 893-8431 ext. 429 | prutledge@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Sandy Toney, (920) 893-8431 ext. 440 | stoney@mastersgalleryfoods.com

 

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May 22, 2020

 

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

END OF ABSENCE AMNESTY PERIOD

As previously announced, the amnesty period for call-ins related to COVID-19 symptoms, household members with symptoms or childcare issues will expire on May 26, 2020.

We continue to emphasize the following:

If you, or a family member are exhibiting signs of sickness (cough, shortness of breath, headache, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, sore throat, flu-like symptoms or a fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F), do NOT report to work and make sure to follow normal call-in procedures.  Employees must still contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline at (920) 400-1800 to receive authorization to return to work. 

We can’t stress how important this is.  If you come to work when you are sick, it jeopardizes many others and the company as a whole. With COVID-19 being so contagious this is extremely important!

If you or someone you have been in contact with has been tested, has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or has been advised to be on a medically-ordered quarantine, contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline immediately at (920) 400-1800.

If  you are not experiencing symptoms and have not been exposed, it is extremely important that you report to work as scheduled.

 

BREAK CHANGES

For the last few months, we have allowed plant employees two 20-minute paid breaks. This change allowed additional time for employees to find alternate break locations to adhere to the CDC social distancing guidelines. With the opening of our new breakroom in Plymouth we now have adequate space available in both breakroom facilities to meet these guidelines.  Beginning Monday, May 25, 2020 we will return to two 15-minute paid breaks taken in the employee breakrooms or employee vehicles.  This means that areas like the Test Kitchens and Conference Rooms are no longer available for break use.

 

EXTENSION OF WAGE CONTINUATION FOR PERSONAL ILLNESS

Wage Continuation will be paid until further notice to any employee that has personally missed work due to exhibiting signs of sickness (cough, shortness of breath, headache, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, sore throat, flu-like symptoms or a fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F).  This payment includes 67% of base wages for up to 80 hours total. This benefit will start on the 25th hour of absence and employees may use vacation or other paid time off to supplement wages for the first 24 hours of scheduled work. Part-time employees are eligible and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

This provision can be used for future qualified absences starting on the 25th hour but is capped at a maximum of 80 hours. There will be no payout of unused wage continuation days. This 80-hour allotment is a one-time benefit.

The HR Department will continue to be responsible for monitoring this provision and will communicate the details of any available payout to those employees who have qualified.

 

EXTENSION OF COMPENSATION FOR QUARANTINES

Any employee subject to a medically-ordered or MGF-ordered quarantine will continue to receive full pay for the allotted quarantine period.  Medically-ordered is defined as required by a healthcare provider and/or public health official and appropriate medical documentation will be required to substantiate wage continuation under this guideline.  MGF-Ordered quarantine is defined as required by the MGF Human Resources Department.

In all medically-ordered quarantine situations, you will be required to provide medical documentation to the Human Resources Department before you will be allowed to return to work.  The Human Resources Department Staff will assist any employees with this provision.

 

GROSS NEGLIGENCE

With the release of the State’s Safer at Home Order, employees now have the latitude to return to normal life activities (within reason) and within the guidelines provided by the Sheboygan County Department of Public Health Restart Plan (see details listed in the Pandemic Team’s 5/19/2020 alert).  As normal activity resumes, please understand that the risk of more positive cases of COVID-19 and “Community Spread” will likely increase.

Masters Gallery Foods retains the right to not extend COVID Wage Continuation privileges to any employee who is subject to a MGF-ordered quarantine due to gross negligence. For the sake of our company and the safety of our co-workers, PLEASE be diligent in your best practices and in honoring the County’s guidelines. Everybody doing their part will reduce everyone’s risk.

 

EXTENSION OF VACATION PAYOUT PERIOD

In a continued effort to support a higher number of pandemic-related absences in our workforce, we are extending this payout privilege to all employees with June and July anniversary dates.

This payout will also provide MGF the opportunity to have more people available when needed. This is an optional payout.  Please note that any employees with anniversary dates including May, June or July are still welcome to use their vacation if they so choose.

Any employee who is interested in this option should contact Sue Leffin at (920) 893-9143 or sleffin@mastersgalleryfoods.com prior to the end of their anniversary year.

 

HOLIDAY PAY

With the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, 2020, we wanted to remind everyone that the Masters Gallery Foods Holiday Pay policy requires employees to work their full scheduled shift the day BEFORE and AFTER the holiday to receive Holiday Pay.   This policy remains in force and has not been altered due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

It continues to be an interesting journey we are all on and we will get through this TOGETHER.  

Please enjoy a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

 

PANDEMIC TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the Pandemic Team or email the team at the Pandemic Team email address.

Members of the Pandemic Team are:

Tammy Flora, (920) 893-8431 ext. 420 | tflora@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Vic Grimm, (920) 893-8431 ext. 444 | vic.grimm@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Jodi Hermann, (920) 893-8431 ext. 447 | jhermann@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Corrina Molinaro, (920) 893-8431 ext. 424 | cmolinaro@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Andy Pfister, (920) 893-8431 ext. 270 | apfister@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Paul Rutledge, (920) 893-8431 ext. 429 | prutledge@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Sandy Toney, (920) 893-8431 ext. 440 | stoney@mastersgalleryfoods.com

 

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May 19, 2020

 

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

In keeping our commitment to you regarding sharing additional information as it becomes available, below is a summary of Sheboygan County’s Safe Restart Plan. As Sheboygan County progresses in this plan, we promise to provide you with updates.

 

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY “SAFE RESTART” SUMMARY

Sheboygan County Division of Public Health has developed the following guidance detailing the County’s plan to officially reopen. Links to these documents can be found here:

Sheboygan County Safe Restart Recommendations

Sheboygan County Safe Restart Fact Sheet

 

As we start in Phase One of the Sheboygan County Safe Restart Plan, you may be asking—what does this mean for me? The plan details the following recommendations for the community during this phase of reopening:

• Avoid going to places where safety measures are not in place.

• Practice good hand hygiene.

• Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.

• Avoid touching your face.

• Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

• Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

• Strongly consider using cloth face coverings while in public, particularly when using mass transit.

• If you are sick, stay home- Do NOT go to work, school, or any other public place and follow the advice of your medical provider.

• Know where to find local information on COVID-19.

• Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic.

• Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19.

• Follow public health quarantine/isolation orders when ill of when you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

 

This pictogram illustrates recommendations for community members during Phase One:

 

 

Below is a pictogram of recommendations while at work during Phase One:

 

Sheboygan County Safe Restart Benchmark Criteria:

Sheboygan County will display plan progress against the criteria in the following chart. This is maintained on the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health website along with their daily COVID-19 update. The purpose of this chart is to show a snapshot of how COVID-19 is affecting our County and the County’s ability to effectively provide care. It has a simple stoplight theme which shows the trend in positive cases, testing availability, hospital capacity, availability of PPE and tracing effectiveness.  These criteria will be used as stop and go indicators of when to move to the next phase in the County’s plan.  Each phase will last a minimum of 2 weeks.

 

In addition, the following chart has been provided as guidance related to risk of social gatherings.

 

There has also been some confusion on a recent Sheboygan County Executive Order. This evening, May 19, 2020, the County Board Chairman Vernon Koch is asking the County Board to extend the County State of Emergency by 60 days. In summary, this does the following:

1. Continue to raise awareness that we are in the midst of a health pandemic.

2. Authorizes the County Administrator to make expenditures as necessary for the health, safety, protection and welfare of the community (for example, purchasing emergency protective equipment).

3. Acknowledges the County Board’s support for the “Sheboygan County Safe Restart Recommendations.”

4. IF in the event we experience a surge in COVID-19 cases and our hospitals become overrun with cases, acknowledges County Board support for our County Public Health Officer exercising authority under Chapter 252 of the Wisconsin Statutes (Chapter 252 relates to isolation and quarantine orders for exposed or confirmed positive cases.)

It DOES NOT extend the Safer at Home Order, and it is NOT putting an order or any other restrictions in place.

 

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May 14, 2020

 

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Thank you to the entire Masters Gallery Foods workforce for your continued attention and support as we navigate COVID-19. Below are some updates/changes as they pertain to Masters Gallery Foods and the current status of the State of Wisconsin.

 

SUPREME COURT RULING

On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Governor Ever’s Safer at Home Order was unconstitutional which effectively reopens the State of Wisconsin immediately*. Each county or municipality has been given the latitude to make their own rule. As you navigate your decisions, note that what is allowed can vary by city, municipality, county, etc.

*Note that this does not include K12 schools which will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

Given all the uncertainty, we wanted to clarify what this will mean in relation to Masters Gallery Foods.

There is no doubt that these changes will adjust what is acceptable outside of work, but it will not change the MGF controls that were implemented as part of our COVID-19 prevention plan.

Our diligence to keep our workforce healthy has proven successful so far and WE need to remain committed to our plan.

Although the order has changed, the virus has not. It is imperative that you continue to make choices that are wise, with the health and well-being of yourself and those around you in mind. Employees are reminded to not report to work if they, or members of their household, are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms. Employees should continue to use previously announced absence reporting and work release procedures to be authorized to return to work.

Where at all possible, avoid crowds, sick individuals & situations that could put you, your family and our MGF Team at risk.

 

As a reference below is a list of continued best practices from the State of Wisconsin:

 

Continue to practice good hygiene.

• Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces.

• Avoid touching your face or mask.

• Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

• Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

• Strongly consider using cloth face coverings while in public, and particularly when using mass transit.

 

People who feel sick must stay home.

• Do NOT go to work, school, or any other public place.

• Contact and follow the advice of your medical provider.

 

TRAVEL CHANGES

Due to the reopening of the State of Wisconsin, we have lifted the requirement for pre-approval for automobile travel over the Wisconsin state line. You are now permitted to travel via automobile without pre-authorization and work release within the contiguous 48 states.

We will still require pre-authorization of travel via mass transit (air, bus, subway, etc.) and international travel, for all employees or anyone that lives within the same household as an employee. Travel and return to work releases may be obtained by calling Tammy Flora at (920) 254-6744.

 

MASKING

We appreciate everyone’s support of our recent mandatory masking requirement.  Masks not only protect yourself, but those around you. That said, we believe that the more employees who wear masks, the more successful we will be in keeping our workplace as safe and sanitary as possible.

As the State of Wisconsin opens up and more people are exposed to COVID-19, the chance of an employee bringing it into our facility goes up. This will make masking even more critical than ever before. Due to this, the masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.

To remind you, the easiest way to understand the policy is if “Less than 6’ of space, cover your face.”

 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

In addition to the Infrared temperature camera that was installed outside of the Plymouth locker rooms, we have now ordered an additional temperature camera for Oostburg. This camera will be installed outside of the Oostburg locker rooms during the week of May 25, 2020.

Masters Gallery Foods, state and local health authorities, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been communicating the need for employees to continue to know and report increased body temperature of 100.4 F or above.  A fever is one of the many signs and symptoms that continue to be related to COVID-19.

When an employee has a temperature at 100.4 F or above, they will be asked to exit the facility, immediately call the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Hot Line and have their temperature verified by a medical professional.

 

SUMMARY

The Pandemic Team will continue to review and evaluate the ongoing changes in the State of Wisconsin and Sheboygan County. Our commitment to you is to keep you posted on any changes that may impact our pandemic response plan. We will continue to do everything we can to prevent COVID-19 from affecting our workforce and entering our facility. Our primary goal remains the health and safety of our employees.

 

PANDEMIC TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the Pandemic Team or email the team at the Pandemic Team email address.

 

Tammy Flora, (920) 893-8431 ext. 420 | tflora@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Vic Grimm, (920) 893-8431 ext. 444 | vic.grimm@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Jodi Hermann, (920) 893-8431 ext. 447 | jhermann@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Corrina Molinaro, (920) 893-8431 ext. 424 | cmolinaro@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Andy Pfister, (920) 893-8431 ext. 270 | apfister@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Paul Rutledge, (920) 893-8431 ext. 429 | prutledge@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Sandy Toney, (920) 893-8431 ext. 440 | stoney@mastersgalleryfoods.com

 

Pandemic Reporting Line, (920) 400-1800

Travel Reporting Line, (920) 254-6744

 

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TEMPORARY PANDEMIC FACE COVERING POLICY

 

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to ensure the safety of our employees during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.  This program will establish the requirements of wearing a face covering to fully comply with the Center of Disease Control and local Public Health Department recommendations. 

 

Scope

The scope of this program applies to anyone working or entering Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.  This encompasses all Masters Gallery Foods, Inc. employees, visitors, vendors and contractors. It is critical for everybody wearing a face covering to adhere to the following guidelines to facilitate everyone’s safety.

All plant employees are required to wear a face covering while inside the facility.  Plant and plant office personnel are not required to wear a face covering when social distancing greater than 6’ can be maintained.

 

Procedures

Acceptable face covering types:

• Reusable and washable cloth face covering

• Neck gaiter/Bandana

• Disposable mask

 

Critical points to minimize the risk of pandemic illness:

• Start the workday with a clean face covering (laundered/handwashed or disposable).

• Face coverings must adequately cover the mouth and nose.

• Face coverings SHALL NOT change the focus on hand washing, face touching, and keeping a social distance of 6’ or greater from others whenever possible.

• Wash hands or sanitize thoroughly and frequently whenever handling a face covering.

• Always treat your face covering as if it is contaminated to ensure it is handled safely and properly.

 

Additional key points:

• Face coverings must be worn upon entering and exiting the facility.

• Disposable masks should be discarded off company property to prevent the spread of contamination.

• When face coverings are dirty or in poor condition, they must be replaced with a new face covering. Dirty or poor conditioned masks may be properly discarded on company property.

• Disposable masks shall be worn with the colored side outward.

• Disposable masks are meant to be used daily or as a backup if a face covering is forgotten or unusable.

• Always store face covering in a closeable plastic bag or pocket when not in use.  Closeable plastic bags will be available near the entrances of the facility with disposable masks.

• Closeable plastic bags shall not be used for more than one day.

• If an employee needs to adjust or remove their face covering (i.e. to get a drink of water or blow one’s nose), employees must immediately wash or sanitize their hands and go through the proper GMP steps prior to returning to work.

• Wearing a face covering does not change the requirement to wear a beard net or snood. The beard net or snood must be worn over the top of the face covering.

 

Face covering exclusions and removal:

• When eating or drinking

• When blowing one’s nose

• When using restroom facilities

• When the job involves tasting cheese

• When alone in one’s office or alone in one’s work area

• To clear fog from glasses

To cool down if hot (within reason)

• To communicate with another employee when social distancing can be achieved (more than 6 feet)

• To facial scan into work or other work rooms

 

Eye protection fogging solutions:

• Try a different face covering and ensure that it is properly formed around the nose.  If your mask has a built-in mask wire, adjust it to close any gaps around the nose.

• Use anti-fog agents to reduce fogging of the glasses (located in the locker rooms and by the disposable masks).

• Use anti-fog safety glasses.  See Supervisor or Safety Manager to get a pair.

• Replace safety glasses with a face shield unless in a high eye impact position such as Maintenance, Warehouse, Sanitation, harp wire changing or jobs that require looking upward. Face shields are available from a Safety Manager or Supervisor. This does not eliminate the need to wear a face covering.

• Employees who wear prescription glasses are permitted to remove side shields to reduce fogging.

• Use of a face shield in place of safety glasses or the removal of side shields from glasses is a temporary accommodation during the Pandemic.

 

Visitors, vendors and contractors will be encouraged to bring their own face covering to Masters Gallery Foods.  However, if that is not possible, they will be provided a disposable face mask for use in the facility.

The company reserves the right to not allow certain face coverings if deemed inappropriate in design or material makeup.

Employees with medical conditions that prevent the wearing of face coverings may contact Human Resources to address available accommodations.

This policy is hereby approved and adopted, effective May 11, 2020, it is subject to change, within Masters Gallery Foods discretion, with or without notice.

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May 4, 2020

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

As the COVID-19 situation progresses, we continue to communicate directly with state and local public health officials, monitor guidance and directives from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and discuss best practice policies with many other local manufacturing companies.  Though we are an “Essential Business”, we are not health experts, nor do we set the guidelines.  However, we have a responsibility to administer such guidelines as they evolve from public health directives and/or industry best practices.

With the safety and health of our workforce as our primary focus, below please find our latest updates regarding this ever-evolving pandemic.

 

MASKS

We know some of you are voluntarily wearing masks today and we would like to simply say “Thank You” for protecting yourself, your loved ones and your fellow employees.

You have likely seen an increase in mandatory face mask requirements at local retailers such as Menards and Costco, as well as other local companies including Kohler Co., Old Wisconsin and Baker Cheese.  Dr. Rai, M.D., President and CEO of Prevea Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our local public health officials continue to strongly promote the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Even with the safety measures already in place and the overall strong health of our workforce to date, which we are very thankful for, it has become apparent that additional steps must be taken to mitigate the risk of community spread, most notably from those who could be asymptomatic and unknowingly spread COVID to their co-workers.

Effective May 11, 2020, Masters Gallery Foods will require all Plant and Plant Office employees to wear a face covering designed to effectively cover the mouth and nose. This requirement will remain in effect until further notice.

Please know that we do not take this decision lightly.  We fully realize some of you will welcome this decision while others will not; however, we feel strongly that it is necessary in order to provide another layer of protection for the continued health and safety of our workforce while we continue to fulfill the essential needs of our nation’s food supply.

We ask that you please plan ahead for this upcoming change.  As previously discussed, employees may choose to wear their own mask, neck gaiter or neck wrap, or wear one of the handmade options provided by Masters Gallery Foods.  We have also sourced disposable, non-medical masks from our supply vendors that will be available for all employees to use by May 11, 2020.

A Temporary Pandemic Face Covering Policy is being prepared to provide additional guidance and answer many of the questions you may have, such as:  fogging concerns with safety glasses, fitment, comfort, claustrophobia and general expectations related to wearing a face mask.  This will be available in the coming days.

 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Masters Gallery Foods, state and local health authorities, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have been communicating the need for employees to know and report increased body temperature in excess of 100.4 F.  A fever is one of many signs and symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.

Over the next few days, Masters Gallery Foods is testing a temperature taking camera at the Plymouth facility in the hallway between the locker rooms.  This camera will illustrate body temperature from a safe distance and without physical contact.   Masters Gallery Foods will purchase an additional camera to be installed in the Oostburg facility should the test perform as expected.

When an employee has a temperature at or above 100.4 F they will be asked to exit the facility, call the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Hot Line and have their temperature verified by a medical professional before returning to work.

 

CDC UPDATED SYMPTOMS FOR COVID-19

Recently the CDC updated the symptoms for COVID-19. Due to these changes, we have updated our signage to include the following symptoms as factors in disallowing admittance into our facilities. The updated list of COVID-19 symptoms are:

• Fever

• Cough

• Shortness of Breath

• Headache

• Chills

• Muscle Pain

• New Loss of Taste or Smell

• Diarrhea

• Sore Throat

• Flu-like Symptoms (most of which are included above)

 

PANDEMIC TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the Pandemic Team or email the team at the Pandemic Team email address.

Members of the Pandemic Team are:

Tammy Flora, (920) 893-8431 ext. 420 | tflora@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Vic Grimm, (920) 893-8431 ext. 444 | vic.grimm@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Jodi Hermann, (920) 893-8431 ext. 447 | jhermann@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Corrina Molinaro, (920) 893-8431 ext. 424 | cmolinaro@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Andy Pfister, (920) 893-8431 ext. 270 | apfister@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Paul Rutledge, (920) 893-8431 ext. 429 | prutledge@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Sandy Toney, (920) 893-8431 ext. 440 | stoney@mastersgalleryfoods.com

 

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April 20, 2020

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With Governor Evers extending the “Safer at Home” order, our sickness reporting amnesty period will be extended through May 26, 2020.

That new date is now included in this alert as well as some additional information about taking care of yourself and your loved ones.

 

SICKNESS/REPORTING

 

EXTENSION OF AMNESTY PERIOD:

If you, or a family member are exhibiting signs of sickness (sore throat, cough, fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F, shortness of breath, diarrhea, flu or cold like symptoms), do not report to work and make sure to follow normal call-in procedures. You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through May 26, 2020

 

We can’t stress how important this is. If you come to work when you are sick, it jeopardizes many others and the company as a whole.  With COVID-19 being so contagious this is extremely important! 

 

If you have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or someone who has been ordered to be on a medically-ordered quarantine, contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline immediately at (920) 400-1800.

If you are unable to work because of a school, childcare or adult care closure: You must use the normal call-in procedures. You may use vacation or other paid benefit time to supplement your pay.  You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through May 26, 2020

If you are part of a high-risk population, you have an underlying medical condition or an immediate family member has one, or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe working, contact Human Resources to discuss utilizing unpaid personal time, taking an unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA), or other available options.

If you are NOT experiencing symptoms and have NOT been exposed, it is extremely important that you report to work as scheduled.

 

MAINTAIN A POSITIVE, CAN DO ATTITUDE

 

Taking care of yourself and those in your household.

We are in unprecedented times and as we have mentioned no one could have planned for this to happen.   With that being said, we know that life in general has brought new challenges and concerns to you and your family.

The following is a condensed resource list provided by the Sheboygan County United Way that may be helpful for our employees to navigate these new waters and ensure the emotional safety and wellness of your loved ones.

Community Resources

Please know that we all understand that the uncertainty of the situation can cause anxiety, worry and undue stress.  Even with the extension of the Safer at Home order we encourage you to take time for yourself, read a book, take a nap, do some spring cleaning, bake a cake, take a walk, do yoga, call a friend, run your dog, have a virtual get together with friends – the list of things you still CAN do is endless.

Stay Positive and Healthy!  Together we will all get through this.

 

 

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April 3, 2020

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the COVID-19 situation progresses our communication will continue to evolve to ensure you know your role in helping to maintain a safe workplace. As always, human safety is our primary focus. Below you will find our latest update to keep you informed of this ever-evolving pandemic.

As previously communicated, if a member of our workforce tests positive for COVID-19 we will work jointly with the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health to notify all affected employees as soon as we are alerted. Any employee who is being tested, has a family member being tested or has been notified of a positive result of either person is highly encouraged to share those test results immediately with Masters Gallery Foods.

 

SAFER AT HOME

 

Assuming that we are all implementing “Safer at Home,” it will likely be several weeks before we are able to start to see results.  That is because of the current lag time between infection, symptom onset, testing and results. So, the numbers you’re seeing today and in the near term are people who were infected BEFORE we started “Safer at Home” So, please do not get discouraged; we need to remain vigilant and continue to do everything we can together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Keeping our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed so it can care for us during this epidemic, should be everybody’s number one priority.

It is important to note that “Safer at Home” does not mean:

•  Attending parties, gatherings or anything with anyone outside your house, unless done virtually.

•  Play dates, board games or hang outs with anyone outside of your house, unless done virtually.

•  Visiting your parents, family or friends outside of your house, unless done virtually.

•  Leaving your home for any reason besides taking a walk, enjoying the outdoors, going to work, grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions. These also should only be done with members of your household.

While you may not be able to be in the same room with your support system, you can still call or video chat with them. With all of us doing our parts, staying “Safer at Home,” we will get through this.

You are not alone. We are in this together.

 

SICKNESS/REPORTING

 

EXTENSION OF AMNESTY PERIOD:

If you, or a family member are exhibiting signs of sickness (sore throat, cough, fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F, shortness of breath, diarrhea, flu or cold like symptoms), DO NOT report to work and make sure to follow normal call-in procedures. You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through April 30, 2020.

We can’t stress how important this is.  If you come to work when you are sick, it jeopardizes many others and the company as a whole.  With COVID-19 being so contagious this is extremely important!

If you have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or someone who has been ordered to be on a medically-ordered quarantine, contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline immediately at (920) 400-1800.

If you are unable to work because of a school, childcare or adult care closure: You must use the normal call-in procedures. You may use vacation or other paid benefit time to supplement your pay.  You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through April 30, 2020.

If you are part of a high-risk population, you have an underlying medical condition or an immediate family member has one, or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe working, contact Human Resources to discuss utilizing unpaid personal time, taking an unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA), or other available options.

If you are not experiencing symptoms and have not been exposed, it is extremely important that you report to work as scheduled.

 

WAGE CONTINUATION PROGRAMS—RIGHT TO DENY COVERAGE

 

As more positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in our area there has been a rise in the number of cases being reported as “Community Spread”.  Masters Gallery Foods retains the right to not pay an employee who is subject to a MGF-ordered quarantine due to violating the “Safer at Home” order. For the sake of our company and the safety of our co-workers, PLEASE be diligent in your best practices and in honoring the “Safer at Home” order. Everybody doing their part will reduce everyone’s risk.

 

SAFER AT HOME PERIOD VACATION PAYOUT

 

In an effort to support a higher number of pandemic-related absences in our workforce, we will be allowing all employees with anniversary dates during the months of April or May to select a cash payout for any of their remaining days of vacation.

We understand during the “Safer at Home” Order that many employees may not want to use their remaining vacation before their anniversary year end. This payout will also provide MGF the opportunity to have more people available when needed.

This is an optional payout. Any employees with anniversary dates in April or May are welcome to use their vacation if they so choose.

Any employee who is interested in this option should contact Sue Leffin at (920) 893-9143 or sleffin@mastersgalleryfoods.com prior to their anniversary year end.

 

BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP IN MIND AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES

 

The most effective ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 still remain:

•  Get plenty of fluids, Vitamin C and sleep. Being hydrated and well rested helps your body to fight off sickness better.

•  Ensure you are frequently and thoroughly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

   –  Keeping your fingernails short will aid in keeping your hands easier to clean so the virus is not able to harbor under your fingernails.

•  Do not touch your face.

   –  The average person unconsciously touches their face more than 20 times per hour.

•  Maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet where ever possible.

There have been many changes at our facilities to control this where possible:

•  Chairs will be removed from the breakroom to keep social distance while on break. Remember that you are welcome to use additional break areas noted on the breakroom postings.

•  In Plymouth a tent has been put up on the patio with tables, chairs, heat, lights and music to promote social distance during break time.

•  Maintain spacing in the hallways. You may have noticed new symbols on the walls to denote where to stand and where not to stand. These markers help to keep 6’ between everyone while waiting to work. The symbols are shown below:

You can stand here:

Do not stand here:

MASKS/FACIAL PROTECTION

 

The Pandemic Team has received new, updated medical advice supporting the use of handmade facial masks as a means of possibly protecting the wearer against person-to-person droplet transmission. Facial masks are also believed to help reduce the amount of times a person may touch their face, a key contributor to virus transmission.

We have a supply of handmade facial masks for voluntary use by employees while at work. Initial supply will be offered to those positions that work in closer proximity than the 6-foot social distancing guideline. We have ordered 1,000 which will be handed out as soon as they arrive to interested employees by the Safety Team starting the week of 04/06/2020.  Please be patient—our suppliers are sewing as fast as they possibly can.

Employees will also be allowed to wear their own properly washed cotton or polyester neck gaiter or neck wrap.  Please note that any personal items worn must follow the same sanitary and cleaning requirements of our work uniforms.  For food and personal safety reasons, employees may not wear a scarf that has loose ends or made of any material that can flake or fall off into product (i.e.: yarn, synthetic fibers, etc.)

•  Facial protection should be washed daily by employees.

•  Facial protection wearers should be cautious to not touch the inside of the mask with their hands or other potentially exposed contact surfaces.

   –  Do not lay your mask on a table or surfaces.

•  Only one MGF supplied mask will be provided per employee.

•  Facial protection should not be shared with anyone.

•  Employees will be responsible for taking care of their MGF supplied mask and maintaining it within their possession at all times while at work.

   –  Keep your facial protection in your pocket on your break, not left to lay around.

If you choose to wear facial protection:

•  Do not let it provide a false sense of security or lessen your good hygiene/sanitary practices.

•  Maintain social distancing wherever possible.

•  Be attentive to each other’s space.

 

REMEMBER…

 

Be informed about our company pandemic guidelines and how to best protect you and your family from COVID-19. The amount of information we are exposed to on this topic can be overwhelming but we remind you to:

Take care of yourself!

Don’t dwell on the negative—focus on the positives!

We will get through this together!

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting changes to our lifestyles, can make anyone anxious or even depressed. Do not hesitate to ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed. Call 1-800-985-5990 to speak to a trained crisis counselor.

 

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UPDATED: MARCH 26, 2020

To All Masters Gallery Foods Employees

As the COVID-19 situation progresses our communication will continue to evolve to ensure you know your role in helping to maintain a safe workplace. As always, human safety is our primary focus. Below you’ll find our latest update to keep you informed of this ever-evolving pandemic.

 

WHAT DOES SAFER AT HOME MEAN TO US?

Being a food manufacturer, we are deemed as an essential business. This means that you are able to work during The Safer at Home Order in order to provide essential food to consumers.

Additionally, we have received confirmation from local authorities that you are not required to show documentation to prove that you work at an essential business.

 

WAGE CONTINUATION FOR PERSONAL ILLNESSES

We are pleased to announce that any employee that has personally missed work due to exhibiting signs of sickness (sore throat, cough, fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F, shortness of breath, diarrhea, flu or cold like symptoms) will be eligible retroactively from March 13, 2020  to receive 67% of base wages for up to 80 hours total. This benefit will start on the 25th hour of absence and employees may use vacation or other paid time off to supplement wages for the first 24 hours of scheduled work. Part-time employees are eligible and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

This provision can be used for future qualified absences starting on the 25th hour but will be capped at a maximum of 80 hours. There will be no payout of unused wage continuation days. This 80-hour allotment is a one-time benefit.

The HR Department will be responsible for monitoring this provision and will communicate the details of any available payout to those employees who have qualified. This wage continuation is in effect until further notice and is subject to change.

 

SICKNESS/REPORTING

If you, or a family member are exhibiting signs of sickness (sore throat, cough, fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F, shortness of breath,  diarrhea, flu or cold like symptoms), do NOT report to work and make sure to follow normal call-in procedures. You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through April 24, 2020.

• We can’t stress how important this is. If you come to work when you are sick, it jeopardizes many others and the company as a whole.  With COVID-19 being so contagious this is extremely important!

If you have been in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or someone who has been ordered to be on a medically-ordered quarantine, contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline immediately at (920) 400-1800.

If you are unable to work because of a school, childcare or adult care closure: You must use the normal call-in procedures. You may use vacation or other paid benefit time to supplement your pay.  You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through April 24, 2020.

If you are part of a high-risk population, you have an underlying medical condition or an immediate family member has one, or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe working, contact Human Resources to discuss utilizing unpaid personal time, taking an unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA), or other available options.

 

RETURN TO WORK FOLLOWING ABSENCE OR RETURN FROM PLANNED TRAVEL

We are requiring all employees RETURNING from a family or personal health absence (or) planned travel outside of the State of Wisconsin to contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline at (920) 400-1800 between the hours of 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. to receive authorization to return to work.

• Employees will not be allowed to return to work without this authorization.

• No authorizations will be provided outside of these scheduled hours.

• Employees who show up at work without authorization will be subject to corrective action.

 

RETURN TO WORK SLIP

Effective immediately we will return to our previous policy for personal return to work slips. You will still need to call the MGF Pandemic Reporting Hotline for authorization before being able to physically return to work with a doctors slip. Beginning after the 3rd day of absence, employees ONLY will be required to present certification from a health care provider that he or she is able to resume work before the employee will be permitted to return to work.  Return to work slips should be faxed to 920-893-6114 or emailed to HR@mastersgalleryfoods.com. They should not be delivered in person! This return to work slip requirement does not include absences related to family members who are sick.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

We know that there are some areas of our facility where maintaining a full six feet of social distancing is not possible. Due to that, we have looked for guidance from outside of our company. Below is a response from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the topic and how we are mitigating these concerns.

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How do I maintain social distancing in my food production/processing facility and food retail establishment where employees typically work within close distances?

To prevent spread of COVID-19, CDC is recommending individuals employ social distancing or maintaining approximately 6 feet from others, when possible. In food production/processing facilities and retail food establishments, an evaluation should be made to identify and implement operational changes that increase employee separation. However, social distancing to the full 6 feet will not be possible in some food facilities.

Workers in the food and agriculture sector fill critical and essential roles within communities. Promoting the ability of our workers within the food and agriculture industry to continue to work during periods of community restrictions, social distances, and closure orders, among others, is crucial to community continuity and community resilience. This was reinforced by DHS in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19.

The risk of an employee transmitting COVID-19 to another is dependent on distance between employees, the duration of the exposure, and the effectiveness of employee hygiene practices and sanitation. When it’s impractical for employees in these settings to maintain social distancing, effective hygiene practices should be maintained to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

IMPORTANT: Maintaining social distancing in the absence of effective hygiene practices may not prevent the spread of this virus. Food facilities should be vigilant in their hygiene practices, including frequent and proper hand-washing and routine cleaning of all surfaces.

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Many of the changes we’ve put in place over the last few weeks have been to provide social distancing. Even with all those changes, there are some areas that we are unable to eliminate in our manufacturing process and still manufacture.

What does this mean for us?  It means that we need to be diligent in these key areas, especially where social distancing can’t be fully adhered to:

• ensuring that no one is allowed to come to work sick

• practicing good personal hygiene (proper handwashing and sanitizing)

• practicing frequent surface cleaning

 

ENTRANCE CHANGES

To reduce the touchpoints in common areas and keep a more consistent traffic flow, effective immediately the front office doors (to outside) will be locked from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. This will mean that the only point of entrance during that time will be the main employee entrances.

 

ZONING BEST PRACTICES

In order to help control the spread of the COVID-19 we ask you to reduce traffic patterns in our facilities.  This can be accomplished by:

• staying in your work area and avoiding travel to other areas of the facility. Whenever possible use technology when work can be done by phone or email.

• use amenities such as the lunchroom and restroom in the areas you frequent most.

• avoid unnecessary roaming inside the facility and only go to places that are necessary.

Always remember to wash and sanitize your hands before returning to work.

 

EARLY TO WORK

To control congestion and continue to promote social distancing, please do not enter the building earlier than 20 minutes prior to your shift. This creates extra traffic in the breakroom for extended periods of time and increases our risk by not allowing for effective social distancing.

 

PANDEMIC TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any member of the Pandemic Team or email the team at the Pandemic Team email address.

Members of the Pandemic Team are:

Tammy Flora @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 420 / tflora@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Vic Grimm @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 444 / vic.grimm@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Jodi Hermann @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 447 / jhermann@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Corrina Molinaro @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 424 / cmolinaro@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Andy Pfister @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 270 / apfister@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Paul Rutledge @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 429 / prutledge@mastersgalleryfoods.com

Sandy Toney @ (920) 893-8431 ext. 440 / stoney@mastersgalleryfoods.com

 

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**IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE MASS COMMUNICATION THAT WAS SENT OUT TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 AT 12:45PM, CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT hrdepartment@mastersgalleryfoods.com **

The following information is a summary of all communications to date. The following does not include any new information.

 

UPDATED: MARCH 20, 2020

 

GUIDELINES FOR SEEKING CARE:

• If an employee, spouse or dependent is ill with cough, fever of greater 100.4 ⁰F, or any respiratory symptoms, please call Prevea at 920-892-4322 or your provider before coming in.

• Health care providers are triaging over the phone and deciding from there if patients can be seen in the clinic or seen elsewhere.

• Patients should not go direct to Urgent Care and should not go to the ER (unless it is a true emergency) for testing.

• Patients are asked to call Prevea or Urgent Care for triaging and further information to determine if they meet criteria for testing.

• Patients also have the option of using the Prevea Virtual Care Portal to be triaged.  The fee for the visit will be waived, should the visit be regarding Coronavirus screening and education.  This portal can be found at www.prevea.com/VirtualCare.

• Testing is 100% covered under the Masters Gallery Health Plan.

If you have been IN CONTACT WITH someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 or someone who has been ordered to be on a medically-ordered quarantine, contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline immediately at (920) 400-1800.

If you are unable to work because of a school, childcare or adult care closure: You must use the normal call-in procedures. You may use vacation or other paid benefit time to supplement your pay.  You will not be required to use unpaid personal hours/time for related absences through April 10, 2020.

If you are part of a high-risk population, you have an underlying medical condition or an immediate family member has one, or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe working, contact Human Resources to discuss utilizing unpaid personal time, taking an unpaid Leave of Absence (LOA), or other available options.

If you are NOT experiencing symptoms and have NOT been exposed, it is extremely important that you report to work as scheduled.

 

COMPENSATION FOR MEDICALLY-ORDERED QUARANTINES

Any employee subject to a medically-ordered quarantine will receive full pay for the 14-day quarantine period.  Medically-ordered is defined as required by a healthcare provider and/or public health official and appropriate medical documentation will be required to substantiate wage continuation under this guideline.

Employees who have elected the Guardian Short-term Disability Coverage will be eligible to file a disability claim for any additional days that they are medically-ordered to quarantine beyond this period.

If you are medically-ordered to quarantine, you will be required to provide medical documentation to the Human Resources Department before you will be allowed to return to work.

The Human Resources Department Staff will assist any employees with this provision.

 

EMPLOYEE PRE-TRAVEL NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

In our continued efforts to protect your safety and the safety of all of our employees, we must begin requiring all employees to notify Masters Gallery Foods of any PLANNED travel outside of the State of Wisconsin by contacting Tammy Flora at (920) 254-6744.

 

RETURN TO WORK FOLLOWING PANDEMIC-RELATED ABSENCE OR RETURN FROM PLANNED TRAVEL

We will also begin requiring all employees RETURNING from a pandemic-related health absence (or) planned travel outside of the State of Wisconsin to contact the Masters Gallery Foods Pandemic Reporting Hotline at (920) 400-1800 to receive authorization to return to work. Please note, this number should only be used for return to work authorizations from either pandemic-related absences or planned travel.

NOTE: Employees will not be allowed to return to work without this authorization.

 

PRACTICE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AT WORK

Where practical, please take the time to clean work areas, before and after use. Examples of this are, wiping breakroom tables, shared working areas, desk, keyboard, mouse, etc.

In addition, our general area and office cleaning crew is stepping up their cleaning regimen in relation to COVID-19. This involves more frequent disinfecting of common area and common touch areas, like doorknobs, breakrooms, fingerprint reader, doors, etc.

 

SOCIAL INTERACTION

The latest information we have from the CDC and local health officials strongly encourages reducing potential public health risk by limiting all non-essential workplace functions.

In an overabundance of caution, we are issuing the following breakroom guidance to further limit social contact (where possible) until further notice.  Breakrooms pose more of a risk for person-to-person exposure while eating due to frequent mouth to hand contact.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, EMPLOYEES WILL BE ALLOWED TWO 20 MINUTE BREAKS TO COMPENSATE FOR TRAVEL TO ALTERNATE AREAS.

EMPLOYEES WILL ALSO NOT BE REQUIRED TO PUNCH IN AND OUT OF BREAK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SO AS TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FINGER SCANS.

In the Oostburg breakroom, please practice social distancing.

• This can be done by sitting at separate tables.

• You are also welcome to eat in your vehicle if you prefer – Remember to put booties on if you go outside.

In the Plymouth breakroom, please practice social distancing.

• We are aware that this breakroom is tighter on space and we are currently on target to be in the new breakroom mid-May.

• Please try to spread out as much as possible sitting across from each other at the tables.

• In addition, the Test Kitchen, Plant Conference Room and training kiosk workstations are available for you to use for break overflow.

• You are also welcome to eat in your vehicle or at the outside tables (if it is a nice day outside) if you prefer – Remember to put booties on if you go outside.

The company store will be closed.

All mass gatherings, meetings and classes should be postponed. We encourage the use of Zoom or alternate technology in place of in person meetings wherever possible.

We realize that there are other areas that are business essential that may pose similar risk; however, our focus is to reduce social interaction wherever possible. If you have concerns about other areas, please do not hesitate to contact the Pandemic Team.

 

POTLUCKS/SHARED MEALS

Due to COVID-19 being easily transferred from person to person or on common surfaces, we will be temporarily prohibiting potlucks, shared meals and other instances where employees are all able to eat from the same food supply (buffet type meals). These pose the risk of infecting higher numbers of employees, so this action will help reduce the risk of spreading of the virus.

 

BUSINESS TRAVEL

Given the contagious nature of this virus, we are limiting non-essential business travel for all employees. Effective immediately, any future business travel (trips that you have not taken yet) needs to be approved by the Pandemic Team by emailing the team at pandemicteam@mastersgalleryfoods.com.

 

PERSONAL TRAVEL

Given the contagious nature of this virus, we strongly advise reconsidering personal travel to restricted areas and travel where mass transit, such as air travel or confined areas like cruise ships, buses or similar forms of mass transit are used. If you have traveled to an area listed on the CDC restricted country/location list or affected area, you may be subject to the CDC recommended quarantine that is in place at the time of your return.

 

VISITORS / CONTRACTORS

Non-essential visitors are not allowed into our facilities until further notice. If you have a visitor(s) planned and think it is business essential, please submit your request to the Pandemic Team.

 

WORKING REMOTELY

As we all learn more about COVID-19 and our responsibility related to “community spread”, we must reduce social interaction within our company wherever possible and have implemented the following:

We are asking employees in Salaried and Non-Exempt Office (hourly) roles to work remotely, when feasible. Your manager or department head will meet with you about remote work arrangements on Monday, unless previous discussions have taken place. It is important to note, normal work expectations are not reduced or changed because of this request – we are simply enabling work to be completed with less social interaction.

Speak with your Manager about the specific work you will be doing remotely, any resources you may need, and the way you will communicate/check in regarding your work progress.

• Use your Masters Gallery laptop.

• Use your company owned or subsidized cell phone and/or iPad. If you need to use your personal phone to conduct business, please discuss this with your Manager.

• Your remote workspace should have reliable internet access and phone service. If not, please discuss with your Manager.

• Enable call forwarding functionality from your desk phone to forward calls from your desk directly to your laptop or cell phone and access voicemails remotely. Also be sure to log on to – and use – Microsoft Teams.

• If you would be willing to consider working in a Manufacturing/Operations role temporarily if needed to cover during staffing shortages, please let your Manager know.

If you need help with any of these technologies, please contact the IT Help Desk at ext. 699

Office hourly employees who work remotely will be compensated for all time worked. Enter your hours in ADP, the same way you do today.

 

LAPTOPS

Part of our Business Continuity Plan is to be ready for a crisis at all times.  That plan states that issued laptops must be taken home nightly. This helps in the event that you are unable to work at the office.

 

SUMMARY

We continue to monitor information from the CDC (www.cdc.gov) and local public health departments and other sources to evaluate our practices and protocols.

This is unknown territory for us as a country and as a company. As the situation continues to evolve, it is likely we will need to make changes in our response plan.  We ask for your vigilance and your attention to these matters.  Please continue to watch for updates. Your patience and understanding are valued and appreciated.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Pandemic Team.