General Illness Defined as:
Individual presents with signs of an illness
- Individual should NOT come into work and is expected to contact their supervisor to report their illness.
- If individual arrives at work while ill, they must be sent home.
- Supervisor must contact their safety manager or HR representative immediately for assistance and to complete an Exposure Risk Assessment.
- Worker should contact their medical professional for advice and guidance.
- Worker must remain in isolation and away from the workplace until they meet the requirements of the Return to Work After Illness Guidelines of this Plan.
- HR follows up on worker’s status as appropriate.
- A Risk Alert must be submitted by end of shift.
- Notification may be required to subcontractors and to owner based on details and potential exposure.
- Additional cleaning and disinfection may be required based on details and potential exposure.
Recognized Exposure defined as prolonged
exposure* to an:
• Individual who is ill, laboratory confirmed to have COVID-19.
• Individual who is ill, symptoms clinically compatible to COVID-19.
• Individual in contact with someone laboratory confirmed to have COVID-19.
• Individual in contact with someone ill, symptoms clinically compatible to COVID-19.
For other potentially impacted workers/on-site personnel, the following steps should be taken as appropriate based on the exposure assessment and as determined by management:
- Supervisor to assess level of close contact(**) per CDC definition and the Exposure Risk Assessment Guide of this Plan. If:
- RECOGNIZED EXPOSURE: impacted employees notified, sent home for 14 days, asked to self-monitor, contact medical provider, and avoid contact with high risk/vulnerable individuals.
- UNRECOGNIZED POSSIBLE EXPOSURE: continue general practices and continue to monitor for symptoms, follow appropriate social distancing and prevention guidelines
- HR follows up on affected worker status as appropriate.
- Determine jobsite actions, e.g. temporary partial/ full closure (final determination made by Region and Division Management and C19 Task Force).
- As appropriate, notification sent to Client, Subcontractors, Vendors, and other Partners (utilizing provided templates).
- As appropriate, HR to send notification to affected worker or others outlining actions taken and/or requirements to return.
- A Risk Alert should be filed by the end of shift.
(*) ) Data are insufficient to precisely define the duration of time that constitutes a prolonged exposure of 15 minutes; see prolonged period of time definition in this plan. Brief interactions are less likely to result in transmission; however, symptoms and the type of interaction (e.g. did the person cough directly into the face of the individual?) remain important.
(**) ) Data are limited to define close contact. Factors to consider when defining close contact include proximity, the duration of exposure (e.g. longer exposure time likely increases exposure risk), whether the individual has symptoms (e.g. coughing likely increases exposure risk) and whether the individual was wearing a face covering (which can efficiently block respiratory secretions from contaminating others and the environment).