Gelberg Response Plan
Gelberg Signs Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan.
The following are steps that are being implemented in regard to protecting employees and partners of William P. Gelberg, Inc. (dba as Gelberg Signs) from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):
General Prevention Guidelines:
All employees, vendors, associates, and visitors are expected to adhere to basic practices known to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. These practices include, but are not limited to:
- Washing of hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is required. The Gelberg facility is well stocked with soap and paper towels in all bathrooms to make washing accessible to all. Each field worker is issued hand sanitizer.
- Emphasizing that individuals should avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Enforcing that individuals practice social distancing by maintaining a separation of at least six feet from others.
- All employees are required to stay home should they show symptoms such as a cough, fever, or sore throat or if an immediate member of an employees’ household is symptomatic or has been tested for or diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
- Reminding everyone to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue. Afterward, the tissue should be thrown in the trash and hands should be washed or disinfected.
- Having maintenance clean and disinfect more often, especially objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
- CDC signage posted that encourages sick individuals to stay home and reminders to wash hands by all sinks in the Gelberg facility.
- Encouraging the wearing of masks and gloves.
- Using videoconferencing for meetings when possible and limiting in-person meetings.
- Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and keeping apprised of updated information.
Guidelines for Sending and Keeping Employees Home When Sick:
All employees are expected to adhere to responses known to reduce the spread of the coronavirus should they have been exposed, exhibit symptoms, or tested positive. These include but are not limited to:
- Individuals who have a fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer) and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness are required to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever and any other symptoms for at least 72 hours (three full days) AND symptoms have improved for at least 72 hours (three full days) AND at least seven (7) days (or the minimum duration of time imposed by the applicable state jurisdiction, whichever is longer) have passed since the symptoms first began. Individuals should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
- Any employee discovering cold or poor health symptoms should stay home for 24 hours prior to being cleared if no further symptoms and/or fever develops.
- Human Resources will call, monitor, and chart daily all employees who are out sick with any potential COVID-19 symptoms.
- Employees showing persistent symptoms or who could have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should inquire with the appropriate authorities about getting tested for COVID-19. Any results from testing should be communicated immediately both to their immediate supervisor and to Human Resources.
- Employees that have received care from a Licensed Health Care Professional may provide documentation stating that they have been evaluated and determined to be able to return to work prior to their arrival onsite.
- Flexible and consistent sick leave with public health guidance is offered and employees are aware of these policies. This includes policy updates created by the new federal stimulus package.