MPG is closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19). While the immediate health risk of COVID19 in the U.S. is considered low by the Center for Disease (CDC), the safety of our team members and customers is always our top priority.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have developed a plan to address this issue.
Our goal is to ensure the health, welfare and ability of our team to deliver work.
This document covers Health Precautions and FAQs and it is everyone’s responsibilities in keeping everyone safe, healthy and productive.
Please encourage your co-workers to be mindful of their surroundings and take basic precautions recommended by the CDC to help protect you and others from this virus as well as the annual flu:
- Engage in regular, thorough handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, ensuring use of warm water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Please note that hand sanitizer alone does NOT effectively kill bacteria and viruses. It is a supplement to, not a substitute for, proper handwashing. It is also recommended that you dry your hands with paper towels and not air dryers.
Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your arm when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash (preferably with a lid).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The following FAQs will convey our plan to prevent and respond to the situation, and address questions related to COVID19 to date. This will be used as a living document, and new information will be added as available.
I heard this virus is easily passed. How should that change our routine?
When gathering in large groups employees will be encouraged keep a safe distance from one another. Avoid bodily contact such as shaking hands.
Should my team wear face masks?
The CDC has stated that masks are more appropriate for individuals who are sick than for those who are well. If you or your team want to wear a face mask, feel free to do so.
I’m feeling sick. Should I go to work?
No. Anyone who is sick should stay home. Anyone who is clearly sick will be sent home. Do not return to work until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
What if I come into contact with someone that has a confirmed case of Coronavirus?
Do not come to work. Notify your supervisor as soon as possible. Seek out your health care provider for more information.
I’m coughing, breathing is hard and I have a fever. What should I do?
Do not come to work. Anyone who becomes sick with an acute respiratory illness suspected to be COVID-19 should go to a medical facility. Immediately notify your supervisor if anyone on their Pepper project team becomes sick with a respiratory illness suspected to be COVID19.
I tested positive for COVID19. Now what?
Do not come to work. Let your manager know right away. Employees who tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been exposed to an individual who tests positive within the last two weeks must report to their supervisor.
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, or who has been exposed to an individual who tests positive, will be required to follow CDC’s guidance related to self-quarantine (currently 14 days) and will need to provide a physician’s release to return to work.
If you have questions that have not been addressed here, or have suggestions to make this better, please reach out to Bryan Marx, Safety Director. Thank you for being a part of the MPG team and helping us keep everyone healthy!