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March 20th, 2020 Employee Email Update

Hello Team, We are doing our very best to keep you informed, as this issue continues to develop.

During his March 18, 2020, news conference, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine asked all employers throughout the state to immediately begin taking employees’ temperatures before they start work each day. This is a significant initiative both from a public health and a legal perspective. If you have a thermometer in your home, we are asking that you please comply with this request.

Fever (defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a temperature of 100.4 °F or greater) is one of the three most common symptoms of COVID-19, including cough and shortness of breath. Governor DeWine said that although the temperature check is not “perfect,” it is one way to screen out employees who may be sick. He advised that employees with fevers should stay home. If you do have a fever, or any other symptoms, please follow the proper call-off procedure.

Paid Sick Leave President Trump signed a bill on March 18th that announced who is eligible for paid sick leave during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will send clarification of our Paid Sick Leave Policy in a separate email early next week. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this specific issue please contact Human Resources: Updates are posted regularly to our website:  Be Safe, Dyonna

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