Updated: Mar 22
Good Morning AltaStaff Associates,
We wanted to connect with you regarding the news about the Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Status: AltaStaff is open. Thankfully, a majority of our assignments work in essential businesses e.g. Government services and healthcare. We will update this status on the homepage. Check employee news each day. AltaStaff continues to partner with our clients to navigate news updates, and communicate safety precautions for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We would like to request that our associates work with respect towards others to ensure we are all taking the best steps to achieve a healthy and safe environment.
1. Communication is important.
Please contact both your on-site supervisor, as well as, your AltaStaff Account Manager immediately if you are experiencing any symptoms such as respiratory illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Our expectation is for you to be proactive, and contact us if you feel that you have symptoms.
If you have been exposed, you should self-quarantine. Please contact your AltaStaff Account Manager at 312-269-9990 immediately if this is the case.
2. Safety first. Per the Center for Disease Control:
We want to reiterate guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control to employ common-sense measures and safety precautions, such as:
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and them immediately throw it away in a proper receptacle.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water. Sanitizers should be at least 60-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.
Use a tissue for surfaces frequently touched by multiple individuals such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, and handrails.
Maintain some distance between yourself and others in the course of your day. Replace handshakes, hugs and high fives with a cordial verbal greeting.
3. If you are feeling sick, stay home.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
Shortness of breath
Telehealth options may be available to you through your health insurance carrier.
If you become ill at work, remove yourself from the vicinity of others, notify your Manager, return home and isolate yourself, and contact your health professional immediately.
Do not return to work until you are free of fever, signs of fever or any other symptoms for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing or other symptom-altering medicine).
A Doctor's note to return to work will be required: Please note that a Doctor's note that states that you are able to return to work will be required.
3. Attendance Policy and Leave Information:
Staff who cannot report to work due to his/her own illness, or that of a household member, should contact their account manager immediately. We will provide answers and information to help you.
Please use AltaStaff as a resource throughout this crisis. We are here to help and make sure that you are safe. We will get through this.
We, along with our clients, are closely monitoring information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are using the information provided by these agencies, and state health and labor departments, as guidelines for our decision making to support our associates. We will provide additional information and updates here in AltaStaff Company News as it becomes available.