Employee-Screening Procedures and Exposure to COVID-19 Notification Process
COVID-19 Screening Procedure
Effective immediately, employees are required to take their body temperature and review the Daily Pre-Campus Arrival Checklist every day prior to coming to campus. These are important measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
An employee who has a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or who is experiencing coughing or shortness of breath should not report to work and if symptoms occur while on campus, will be sent home. The employee should monitor his or her symptoms and call a doctor or use telemedicine if concerned about the symptoms.
An employee sent home can return to work when:
- He or she has had no fever for at least three (3) days without taking medication to reduce fever during that time; AND
- Any respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath) have improved; AND
- At least ten (10) days have passed since the symptoms began.
An employee may return to work earlier if a doctor confirms the cause of an employee’s fever or other symptoms is not COVID-19 and releases the employee to return to work in writing.
An employee who experiences fever and/or respiratory symptoms while home should not report to work. Instead, the employee should contact Human Resources to notify them of their absence and then follow up with their primary care physician.
As noted above, besides taking one’s temperature, it is also required that all Trinity employees review the Daily Pre-Campus Arrival Checklist each day prior to arriving on campus. If any boxes are checked “yes” please contact Human Resources immediately, and do not report to campus. At this time, the checklist does not need to be filled out and turned in at campus.
Resource: Daily Pre-Campus Arrival Checklist
Notice of Exposure to COVID-19
If an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, Trinity will proceed with the notification policy. A communication such as this may follow:
Trinity has been notified that one of our employees has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. As such, employees working at [location] may have been exposed to this virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, coughing or shortness of breath), please inform Human Resources and contact your health care provider. Trinity will keep all medical information confidential and will only disclose it on a need-to-know basis.
Trinity is taking measures to ensure the safety of our employees during the coronavirus outbreak.
For more information on COVID-19, including symptoms and treatment, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.