At CAP, we are closely monitoring updates and information available on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Protecting our employees while mitigating disruption to our customers is the top priority. We are following the guidance for business and employers for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to reduce the spread of the virus in our community as well as in our offices.
At this time, CAP has not been directly impacted by the virus, nor have any of our partners indicated any impact by the pandemic. However, we will be working with our providers and communicating any updates as they become available in this ever-evolving situation.
Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
CDC recommends that employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day should be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately. Sick employees should cover their noses and mouths with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
Instruct employees to clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
Visit the coughing and sneezing etiquette and clean hands webpage, staying home when sick, for more information.
Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.
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