Larson Systems is a critical manufacturer and is open for business at full capacity.
Larson Systems Inc. COVID-19 Plan of Action for Employees
Larson Systems Inc has worked to implement a plan of action to ensure the safety and health of our staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We care about your health and well-being, and we want to keep things as normal as possible here at LSI, however; we understand that is becoming more and more difficult every day. Below, you will find information on what we have done as a company, and will continue to do, to ensure the safety and health of our staff. If you have additional suggestions, please share them with your manager. We look forward to getting through this together.
One major change to our operation will be the requirement to wash your hands upon entering the building. All employees are to enter at door #2 – the front door will be locked for entry. When you come in the door in the morning, after breaks, after lunch, or any other time you are outside, you must wash your hands. We recommend 30 seconds of hand washing with soap and hot water.
This is not negotiable.
Other Changes are as follows:
1 – Implementation of a Text Tree
- This will be to keep you informed of any emergency information that we need to communicate.
- This will be tested on Wednesday & Thursday, March 18 & 19, 2020 and on the 1st of each month thereafter
- You should respond to the text message upon receipt to let the sender know it has been received.
- Failure to respond will result in a phone call or further communication to verify the contents of the text message.
- Please keep HR informed if you get a new cell phone number so that you can stay informed of all emergency communications.
2 – Safety and Health in your Work Environment
- Staff that were previously near other co-workers have been moved to other work locations to allow for the appropriate distancing per CDC guidelines
- Each workspace has a reasonable isolation from other workspaces, please respect that and don’t wander into other people’s space and object when others wander into yours.
- Use appropriate social distance in the common areas (bathrooms and lunchrooms)
- Internal doors have been propped open to reduce the use of door handles – please keep internal doors open
- We have created an LSI Text Communication Plan
- We have implemented and expanded some of our personnel policies
- We are closing our campus to visitors who do not have special authorization prior to arrival. Special authorization will only be given to individuals completing critical repairs.
- Created a plan of action of how we will continue to work if any of our key staff becomes ill or needs to quarantine
- Created a plan of action in the event several people must work from home
- Wiping door handles, keyboards and keypads, and other work surfaces multiple times each day with disinfecting wipes and/or alcohol
- Outdoor air intake systems have been increased to provide the maximum amount of fresh air possible. Fresh Air is healthy air, this will be coming directly to your workspace.
3 – Updated Personnel Policy
Using the guidelines from the CDC and the MN Department of Health, we have changed and updated some of our personnel policies to accommodate current events.
- DO NOT report to work when you are sick with any respiratory illness (cough, sore throat, runny nose, fever, chills, etc). Call your supervisor to inform him/her that you will be absent and stay home.
- If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms stay home for at least 7 days and for 3 days after the fever goes away (without the aid of medication)
- A fever in a healthy adult is an internal body temperature of 100.4 or greater. This is when you should stay home
- If your fever reaches 102 or above, you should contact a medical professional for guidance
- Fever of 104 or higher requires immediate medical intervention
GENERAL GUIDELINES CONTINUED
- If you have been DIRECTLY exposed to a COVID-19 patient (you will be notified by officials) you should follow the direction of your medical provider and notify your employer. Your point of contact is Chris in the HR office. Office (763) 780-2131 Ext 107 OR Cell (612) 423-6684 (text ok)
- If you need to be out of work because you are sick or you must care for a child who is sick, we are temporarily lifting the requirement for a doctor’s note to be home
- If you need to stay home because you are under quarantine or you have to care for someone who is under quarantine, this will not affect your employment and will be considered excused absences
- Maintain 6 feet of social space from coworkers
- You may use PTO while you are out, but it is not required
- Larson Systems Inc will not pay you for the time you have to be away from work while you are in self quarantine, however; there are several government programs available to help you if you are in need
Practice Good Hygiene at Home and at Work
- Wash your hands often – 30 seconds with soap and water
- Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not immediately available (although this is not a substitute for washing)
- Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.)
- Cover your cough and/or sneeze with the inner part of your arm NOT YOUR HANDS
- Discard any used tissues in a trash receptacle after use and wash your hands
Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Choices
VERY IMPORTANT! These boost your immune system and make you less likely to be affected by the COVID-19 virus.
- Eat nutritious food
- Get a good amount of sleep
- Drink plenty of water
- Find ways to reduce stress levels, which can be tricky during this difficult time
- Move your body (exercise) as much as possible
Thank you for your patience while we navigate uncharted territory. It is our goal to provide good information in a timely manner to maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone.