SicommNet Employee COVID-19 Advisory

SicommNet Employee COVID-19 Advisory

Due to the national COVID-19 situation, the purpose of this advisory is to ensure all SicommNet employees and our Agency and Vendor/Supplier/Contractors Partners have an understanding and need of precautions to be used and compliance based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Note: State and Local authorities may have additional or more restrictive requirements.

Practice Social Distancing – Avoid “close contact” which is either 1) a “prolonged period of time” spent “within approximately 6 feet or within the room or care area” of an individual who has been positively diagnosed with the virus or 2) “direct contact with infectious secretions.”

Do not share eating or drinking utensils, avoid close conversation, and other direct physical contact like hand shaking.

Increase the space between employee work areas and decreasing the possibility of contact by limiting large or close contact gatherings and avoid shaking hands.

Hand Hygiene – According to the CDC, washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.

Practice good respiratory hygiene – covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using tissues and disposing of them correctly.

Obtain immunizations recommended by healthcare providers to help avoid disease.

Early self-isolation of those feeling unwell, feverish and having other symptoms of flu.

Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Frequently disinfect all areas that are likely to have frequent hand contact (like doorknobs, faucets, handrails).

Follow the CDC’s guidelines on symptom recognition and associated precautions
Symptoms and Warning Signs:

If you experience the following symptoms, which may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

    If you develop any of the following emergency warning signs:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath,
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
  • New confusion or inability to arouse,
  • Blush lips or face
  • For any of the above or other symptoms contact your Personal Care Provider.

    As this pandemic has progressed, SicommNet recommends that our employees keep current on the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 by visiting the following websites:

    CDC COVID-19 Guidance: CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary

    Travel health notices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Travel Advisories from the U.S. Department of State

    Overview of Global Cases: GIS Map by Johns Hopkins

    CDC COVID-19 Symptoms: COVID-19 Symptoms