Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we have switched to a remote work model. All our contact numbers remain the same. Interviews will be conducted remotely as well.
Coronavirus Policies and Procedures for Our Temporary and Consultant Employees
With the global spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and safety of our employees and our community remains our top priority. While it is important that we all remain informed and vigilant, we also want you to feel comfortable and safe within your work environment and are committed to helping you stay informed through this evolving situation.
As an organization, we are proactively and continuously monitoring this situation, gathering industry best practices, and evaluating recommendations from global health organizations and governmental bodies such as the CDC to develop specific guidelines, which reflect the most up to date information:
What is the Coronavirus? According to the CDC, Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause mild illnesses like a cold, to more serious illnesses like pneumonia. The virus is likely to be spread from person to person, but it is currently unclear how easily it spreads. Commonly reported symptoms include fever, cough or shortness of breath. Most people (80%) with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or the flu.
What can the community do? Go about their daily lives, but take certain precautions:
• Get the flu shot—it’s not too late. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).
• Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• If you feel sick, stay home.
• If you have fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of coronavirus or have been in close contact with someone who has recently traveled to any of those areas, go to your doctor.
• You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, or towels. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
• Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday – High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
The NYC Health Department advises that, at this time, the community does NOT need to:
• Limit travel within the city.
• Avoid public gatherings and public transportation.
• Change anything about where you get your food or how you prepare it.
• Wear a face mask if you are not sick.
Company Policies and Procedures
Because of the rapidly developing health information surrounding the Coronavirus COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to protect our employees, clients, and the community.
• We require anyone who has visited a high-risk country (currently these countries are China, Iran, South Korea, Japan and Italy) within the last 14 days or anyone who has been in close contact with an infected individual to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of departure from the high risk country or last contact with an infected individual. We also require that anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms stay home until the symptoms subside.
• We reserve the right to require medical clearance from a physician before returning to work should you fall within the quarantine criteria or had flu like symptoms, yourself.
• If you are eligible for paid sick leave, please follow the Handbook guidelines on entering leave into your timesheet.
• We will continue to update our policies and procedures as information is released on the evolving virus threat. Current protocols we have established include:
o Interview rooms and testing stations in our offices will be sanitized throughout the day.
o No applicants will be scheduled for an in-person interview if they meet the risk criteria outlined above and will only be interviewed via video conferencing.
o We have adopted a no-handshake policy in our office.
• If you feel that a co-worker or client may be exhibiting flu-like symptoms, disengage contact, wash your hands immediately and inform your manager at work. You may also call your personal rep to advise them of your concerns.
Health, Wellness and Hygiene Protocol for all Hospitality Staff
In order to better protect you, your co-workers, our clients, their staff and guests, we are distributing a revised health, wellness, and hygiene protocol. These guidelines must be followed at all times, not just during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Please call the office and cancel off the assignment with as much notice as possible If you are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms that may render you unable to safely perform your duties. Such symptoms may include flu-like symptoms and/or diarrhea, vomiting, fever (100.4), cough or shortness of breath.
PROPER handwashing is necessary to remove dirt and germs from your hands and arms that could get into food or spread disease through contact with equipment such as plates & utensils (plastic or china), chaffing dishes, doorknobs, etc. Proper handwashing is the #1 way to prevent the spread of any infectious disease and must be done at all times when working in foodservice. Remember to 1) wet your hands with clean water, then turn off the tap to apply soap. 2) Lather your hands with the soap by rubbing them together, be sure to include the backs of your hands and in between your fingers and under your nails 3) Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, 4) rinse your hands with clean running water, and 5) dry your hands with a clean towel. Please use a hand towel when available to open restroom doors when leaving or use hand sanitizer after leaving the restroom.
Please thoroughly wash your hands:
• Immediately when entering, and each time you leave and return to, any food production and service area.
• Before putting on gloves and when changing gloves.
• After handling cleaning chemicals.
• After eating, drinking, smoking, or taking a break.
• After using the restroom.
• After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose.
• After handling raw meat, poultry, fish, or eggshells.
• After touching your hair, face, body, or clothing.
• After handling garbage.
• After touching an open sore, cut, boil, or pimple.
Rules for wearing & CHANGING single-use gloves:
• NO BARE-HAND CONTACT is permitted when preparing cooked or ready-to-eat foods, single-use gloves must be worn.
• Single-use gloves must be changed (and hands washed) between tasks.
• Remove gloves whenever you are leaving your workstation. Wash hands and put on fresh gloves when returning.
• Change gloves whenever they become soiled, torn or you have touched a surface that may have germs such as a doorknob.
• Always follow on-site and NYC Food Protection Guidelines
• Shower or bathe daily
• Please wear a clean uniform and if working in food preparation do not wear your uniform to work, change on site.
• Long hair must be neatly tied up and hairnets are worn when necessary; beard masks should be worn when necessary
Coronavirus Policies and Procedures for Our Clients
As a valued client of The TemPositions Group of Companies, you have trusted our firm to be your partner through numerous business challenges. To that end, I would like to take a moment to share an update on our efforts related to the coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak.
As you know, we are in the people business. The health and safety of our employees and our surrounding community is our top priority. Our cross-functional crisis response and business continuity team is working diligently to keep us informed on the latest information available, so that we may proactively adjust our policies as needed. We remain focused on staying up-to-date on the latest health advisories so we may educate our workforce and clients and establish appropriate safety protocols.
This week, we provided the attached preventative recommendations, sick leave policy reminders, and relevant policies to our employees. We thought you would appreciate seeing the steps we have taken to help ensure everyone’s well-being.
We will continue to monitor this developing situation closely, with the goal to be proactive as well as prudent in our procedures. We stand ready to support you in your efforts to balance this public health challenge with your workplace needs over the near term.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss, feel free to contact your client representative.