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February 02, 2023

COVID-19 Exposure at Corp Yard
Updated On: Jul 06, 2020
Dear Team: Today, we learned that one of our employees in building-1 of the Corporation Yard tested positive for COVID-19. After making sure that this individual was not in the workplace and developing action plans, we want to make sure that our workforce understands the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety, including anyone who may have had close contact with this individual. Potential Exposure and Testing All employees working in building 1 are instructed to obtain COVID-19 testing. Employees who are not symptomatic may return to work on Monday (7/6) and will be required to follow CDC guidelines, wearing a mask at all times pending the results of the tests. All other employees at the Corp Yard are being made aware of this situation and instructed to continue with daily self-monitoring of symptoms, adhere to all CDC protocols, and consider getting tested if you have any concerns of potential exposure or underlying medical conditions. Free COVID-19 testing is available through the following sources: OptumServe COVID-19 Program: (office locations in West Modesto and Turlock) Project Baseline COVID-19 Program: (drive through testing in Salida) Facility Closure and Disinfection Effective today, we are closing Building 1 and the main restrooms in the Corp Yard as we undertake thorough COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection of the facility. We anticipate that cleaning will be completed by Monday, July 6. Continued Attention to Heightened Hygiene Upon return to work, we will continue our heightened environmental cleaning routine in accordance with CDC recommendations, including routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. We advise all employees to continue their personal routine related to reducing transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Follow-up If you, or someone in your household, exhibits COVID-19 related symptoms, please notify your supervisor or safety officer so that we may track any potential outbreaks and develop appropriate response plans. All such personal information will be maintained confidentially. We understand that you may have questions and concerns, and we will update you as we move forward. We reiterate our commitment to the health and safety of our workforce. This is new territory for all of us, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions as we move forward together. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Should you have any questions please see your supervisor or contact me directly. ***** Please forward or share this information with your team***** Michaux Burchard Safety Officer City of Modesto Human Resources 209.577.5466 Direct | 209.248.9641 Cell 209.577.5402 Main | 209.576.7069 Fax Anonymous Safety Reporting Hotline: 209.571.5899
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