Date: June 30, 2021
From: Malybu White, Manager-HR & Organizational Effectiveness
SUBJECT: CLD will follow changes to Facemask Use Requirement per Marion County and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett at a press conference on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (see link)
As you recall, effective May 7, 2020, CLD employees were required to wear some form of face covering while in the presence of others at work. As of Monday, July 5, 2021, we are relaxing this policy to make the wearing of a facemask optional. You will continue to be provided with disposable masks through July 31, 2021, at which time this benefit will be reassessed.
Health and Safety Policy
The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, it is the policy of the Center for Leadership Development to continue to recommend the following:
Social Distancing Protocols
Even when no longer using face coverings, individuals should maintain six (6) feet of social distancing whenever possible.
Employees should avoid working within six (6) feet of each other or clients, except to the extent necessary to provide services.
Notice and Signage
Notice of this revised Health and Safety Policy will be posted in a conspicuous location of the building and sent by emails to employees.
Please contact Manager of HR with any questions.
As Center for Leadership continues its response to COVID-19 across Indiana and beyond, Human Resources has developed an initial set of questions and answers for employees, managers, and colleagues upon the presumption or confirmation of a case of COVID-19.
A: You should immediately notify your manager or department head of your circumstances and be prepared to provide your manager with the date you first began to have symptoms of COVID-19, when you last were physically at work, and anyone at work with whom you had direct contact.
A: The manager should first ask if the employee has contacted their physician, the date the employee first began to have symptoms that resulted in a presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, and the last time the employee was in the workplace. A list of additional required questions is located below. The manager should then notify the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness of the employee’s situation or diagnosis of COVID-19 and the information gathered from the employee. The manger must contact HR by emailing HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The manager should ALSO do the following:
IMPORTANT! At no time should the identity of the co-worker ever be disclosed to any other co-workers, this information should remain confidential and only known to the manager and HR, unless the ill employee voluntarily discloses their status to co-workers.
A: You should stay home under the care of your primary care physician for the length of time recommended by your physician. No employee should return to work until the last symptoms have cleared and you have been assessed by your provider and cleared to return to work.
Your manager will be required to inform other employees who could have been in close contact with you that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. At no time will your identity be disclosed to any co-workers by your manager; that information will remain confidential and only the knowledge of the manager of HR. You may voluntarily share your information with whomever you choose.
A: After understanding the protocols noted in earlier FAQs above, an individual can always voluntarily choose to notify their co-workers their diagnosis. This is an individual decision. Program Coordinators will be required to notify students and their families accordingly.
A: If you are an employee who becomes aware of a vendor who has visited the workplace and has been diagnosed as either presumptive or confirmed with COVID-10, please contact your manager immediately. All managers who are notified should first contact the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness by emailing HR at email@example.com. Once a determination is made whether a CLD employee came into close contact with the vendor as defined by the CDC, the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness will notify all co-workers that they may have come into close contact with a vendor or individual in the workplace who has been diagnoses as presumptive or confirmed with COVID-19 following the protocol outlined in FAQs above.
A: The ill employee should first contact their physician or healthcare provider and inform them they are not feeling well. They should then contact their manager. Your manager will follow the appropriate steps as outlined in #2 above, which must include contacting the Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If they are later diagnosed with presumptive or confirmed COVID-19, please refer to the FAQs above for further guidance.
A: Employees who, in general, are worried about contracting COVID-19 are encouraged to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, and maintain social distance.
A: Employee may contact Malybu White, Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness with additional questions, and she will either answer your question or direct you to the appropriate office.
A: Well, employees are expected to work unless:
An individual who resides with the employee has been to a Level 3 country in the last 14 days.
Employees who meet the criteria above must self-isolate, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Employees in these circumstances should discuss the telecommuting options with their manager and continue to work from home, if possible.
A: CLD encourages employees in this situation to seek advice from their personal healthcare professional.
A. CLD encourages employees in this situation to seek advice from their personal healthcare professional.
A: Employees who feel unwell should immediately separate from others, inform their manager of their illness, and go home. Employees who are concerned about their symptoms should immediately contact their primary care provider. Employees who have recovered from an illness should contact their manager when ready to return to work.
A: Not necessarily – we must rely on guidance from health care providers, because most situations in the workplace require responses. Employees who are unwell or who start to feel unwell at work should stay at home or go home immediately, respectively. The most important thing employees can do is monitor their health and remain home when unwell. If there is a presumed or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace, managers should contact Office Manager, Carolyn Ladd, email@example.com for next steps on cleaning. Healthcare providers will determine the extent of necessary quarantine.
A: When your healthcare professional indicates you should return to work, established by a Dr.’s note.