Temporary Leave Policies, effective May 2, 2020 through May 16, 2020
- Any employee who has a fever or other flu symptoms shall call his/her supervisor and call off work. That employee will continue to be paid that employee’s regular base salary, if salaried, or for a forty-hour work week, if hourly, without deductions from that person’s PTO account.
- Any employee who fits within any of the following categories
- Older than 65
- A Body Mass Index equal to or greater than 40
- Coronary artery disease: history of a heart attack, congestive heart, coronary artery stents, angina, coronary artery blockage.
- Type 1 Diabetes or uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes
- Chronic lung diseases like COPD, emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, moderate to severe asthma on daily maintenance inhalers.
- Cancer undergoing treatment.
- An autoimmune disease on immunosuppressing medications like patients with psoriatic arthritis on Remicade, patients with Crohn’s disease on immunosuppressing meds.
- Lives with someone or has been in direct contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes) with someone who has the following symptoms within the past 14 days:
- Fever over 100.4 and
- Cough and Shortness of breath
may elect to stay home and will continue to be paid that employee’s regular base salary, if salaried, or for a forty-hour work week, if hourly, without deductions from that employee’s PTO account.
- Any employee who chooses not to work because of concerns over the COVID-19 virus will be allowed time off and will be allowed to return to work without penalty, if that person returns to work by May 9, but deductions will be made from that person’s PTO account. If that employee does not have enough PTO to compensate for the missed work, that employee’s time off work will be without pay.
- Any employee who chooses not to work because issues relating to the care of immediate family members will be allowed time off and will be allowed to return to work without penalty, if that person returns to work by May 9, but deductions will be made from that person’s PTO account. If that employee does not have enough PTO to compensate for the missed work, that employee will be permitted for his/her PTO account to accrue negative balances so that the employee’s regular pay will continue.
- Employees who travel out-of-state, except for travel to Ohio, Kentucky, or Illinois, must remain off work for 14 days following their return to Indiana. During all times off work for travel or post-travel quarantine, deductions will be made from the employee’s PTO account. If that employee does not have enough PTO to compensate for the missed work, that person’s time off work will be without pay.
- All employees who may work remotely are required to do so.
- If the hours worked for any employee not on leave in a week are not equal to or greater than such employee’s customary weekly hours, the employee will be paid as if the employee had worked his/her customary weekly hours.
Please contact your supervisor or a member of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Temporary Safety Policies, effective May 2, 2020, through May 16, 2020
- At the end of each warehouse shift, all areas in the warehouse that any employee touches, such as computers and railings, shall be cleaned and disinfected.
- Delivery personnel are required to disinfect their vehicle at the end of the day and are required to use hand sanitizers between stops.
- All employees are always to maintain a separation between themselves and others of six feet, including during rest and meal breaks, deliveries and store visits.
- Delivery drivers and their helpers shall ride in separate vehicles.
- Customers shall not be asked to sign our electronic invoices.
- All warehouse, delivery, and sales personnel are required to wear gloves and are provided with hand sanitizers, glasses and masks.
- Retail resets may only take place during times when consumer traffic in stores is at a minimum.
- There shall be no business travel.
- Employees who travel outside Indiana, other than to Ohio, Kentucky, or Illinois, shall not report to work until 14 days after return to Indiana.
- There shall be no visitors to the companies’ facilities unless essential for the operation of the companies.
- Employees working in the market may not have passengers in their vehicle while on the business of the companies.
- Employees are required to take their body temperature daily and an employee is required to call in sick if the employee’s temperature exceeds 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The WellHealth Worx health care professionals shall interview any COVID-19 positive employee, any employee who has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person, and any employee who exhibits flu-like symptoms. The interview shall ask about pre-illness activities and contacts. The health care professionals shall then inform anyone, whether or not an employee, who should self-isolate.
Temporary Mission Advancement Bonus, through May 16, 2020
All employees who are required to be physically present at any of the companies’ facilities or in the market, are actually so present, and have not reported to work while ill shall be entitled to a Mission Advancement Bonus of a maximum of $200 per week. If an employee works a partial week, the Mission Advancement Bonus will be prorated based on that employee’s normal weekly schedule.