New CDC Guidelines for Essential Employees

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  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    CDC issues new guidelines for essential workers who have been exposed to coronavirus

    From CNN's Jason Hoffman

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield issued new guidelines for essential workers who have been exposed to the coronavirus, saying individuals would need to be asymptomatic to return to work

    The guidelines, he said, are aimed at keeping essential workers, including first responders, health care workers, employees in the food supply chain and others at work -- even if they might have been exposed to someone who has coronavirus.

    “These are individuals that have been within six feet of a confirmed case or a suspected case so that they can, under certain circumstances, they can go back to work if they are asymptomatic,” Redfield said.
    Redfield said those individuals could return to their jobs if they take their temperature before work, wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing at work.

    He reiterated that people should stay home if they feel sick, should not share items used on or near their face and should refrain from congregating in break rooms and other crowded places.

    The CDC’s new guidelines also outlined steps employers should take, including checking temperatures before employees start work, sending anyone who becomes sick home and cleaning commonly touched surfaces more frequently, among others.
     
  2. Damon77

    Damon77 Member

    TL;DR: P1s Til Done.
     
  3. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Well, after trying to get answers on why we’re not following these guidelines, it looks like management will simply trust everyone to report any symptoms. Unlike in Memphis where they’re checking everyone’s temperature before entering.

    Providing gloves, disinfectant and masks for everyone to use or not apparently covers the company’s legal requirements. Still, if someone did get sick or die, I think a decent case could be made by highlighting how some locations used significantly more effective measures.
     
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  4. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    Wrongful death suits out the arse, and suspicious employees banging out no questions asked because they can get away with it.
     
  5. doodlebug

    doodlebug New Member

    Its called blowing up fedexalertline.com

    They are now cleaning equipment, station, vans, trucks, etc

    Sanitizer, gloves and masks miraculously appeared. Six foot rule in place.

    We just got a walk thru temperature system at the facility across the way. Waiting for ours at the ramp, where the pilots walk through.
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I want my hero pay and I want it nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
     
  7. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Those suits wouldn't stand a chance.
     
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  8. Working4the1%

    Working4the1% Active Member

  9. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Now, now boys! I’m sure the company lawyers will have a good reason for why FedEx checked everyone for fever at some locations, but not all.
     
  10. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    You know full well that the company will end up cutting a check whether they were liable in any way or not-----they were not.
     
  12. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Take their guilt $
     
  13. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I would be very happy to settle with a settlement.
     
  14. 59 Dano

    59 Dano I just want to make friends!

    Nope. Would establish a bad precedent. Didn't cut checks for the guys whose flight careers were ended from the jumpseat terrorist. They paid them what they were liable for via workers comp and so forth, but not a cent more.
     
  15. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    From what I know, that guy got onboard in the proper manner. How would FedEx have known about his mental state or been responsible for what he did?
     
  16. Serf

    Serf Well-Known Member

    Who’s more mobbed up with Jewish attorneys? I guess we’ll see...
     
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  17. franknitty

    franknitty Member

    Same here. NOW!
     
  18. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    And how do you know? Where did you go to law school and what’s Fedex’s track record in court?
     
  19. AB831

    AB831 Active Member

    I’ve yet to see disinfectant anywhere in my station unless you’re counting the soap dispensers in the bathroom.
     
  20. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    We have plenty. You need to insist to your managers to get some.