Symptom Monitoring Requirement:
Staff who have been instructed to return to the workplace must conduct symptom monitoring every day before reporting to work.
If you have any symptoms, you should call a medical health provider for guidance, assessment of symptoms and COVID-19 testing. You should also wear a face mask to avoid possible virus transmission to others. You should self-isolate, contact a medical health provider and work with the Human Resources Benefits office by phone 404-413-3330 or by email at email@example.com for information about when to report to work.
Individuals can visit usg.edu/coronavirus/cdc to conduct daily virtual screening.
- Muscle pain
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Loss of test or smell
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection. Those conditions may include:
- Age (65 years and older)
- People with HIV
- Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
- Chronic lung disease
- Serious heart condition
- Liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
- Severe obesity
- Compromised immune system
Staff members who have been instructed to return to work on-site and have concerns about doing so due to a medical condition that places them in a higher risk group, those who are pregnant or those who wish to seek alternative work options or Americans with Disabilities Act Reasonable Accommodations related to returning to the workplace should contact the Benefits office by phone at 404-413-3330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your face. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol
Personal Disinfection: While custodial crews will continue to clean office and workspaces based on CDC guidelines, additional care should be taken to wipe down commonly used surfaces. Before starting work, you should wipe down all work areas. This includes any shared-space location or equipment such as copiers, printers, computers, A/V and other electrical equipment, coffee makers, desks and tables, light switches and doorknobs. Do not use another employee’s workstation, phone or personal items.
Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene: Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in the trash immediately. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Meals: Before and after eating, wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. Staff are encouraged to take food back to their office area or eat outside if this is reasonable for their situation.
If you are eating in your work environment (break room, office, etc.), maintain 6 feet distance between you and others. Individuals should not sit facing one another. Remove your mask or face covering in order to eat, then put it back on. Departments should add visual cue marks in employee break rooms to support social distancing practices among employees. Wipe surfaces, including table, refrigerator handle, coffee machine, etc., in common areas before using them.