Safety Guidelines

For team members as it relates to COVID-19

Last reviewed: 10/15/2021

Why: In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Since that time, Goodwill NCW has been networking with other employers and closely monitoring the situation as new information is shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WHO. Our priority has been, and will continue to be, keeping our team members, customers and communities safe.

What: As guidelines change, we will ensure team members and participants are provided with the most up-to-date information. These guidelines were last reviewed and edited as of the date listed at the bottom of the page and are subject to change as the information about this illness continues to evolve. Goodwill NCW will rely on the CDC and any government orders for guidance throughout this process.

Process: In October 2021, we began collecting proof of vaccination status. All team members are required to sign an updated health attestation form and agree to follow it going forward. For team members who sign the most recent health attestation AND choose to provide proof of being fully vaccinated, masking is optional while at work. For team members who choose not to provide proof of being fully vaccinated, masking will be required at all times while at work. Masks must be clean and double-layered, must fully cover the nose and mouth and may be purchased or homemade. If team members or program participants are unable to obtain a face covering, they must work with their leader or case manager to secure one. Masks are not to be shared between team members.

Goodwill will continue to monitor the level of quarantines and positive cases across our organization. If a location experiences a high level of quarantines or positive cases, that location will have a temporary masking requirement issued for all team members and participants, regardless of vaccination status. The masking requirement will remain in place until quarantine levels return to a lower level. Team members will receive communication from their leader and/or Paycom at the start and end of any masking requirement.

Each day before coming in to work, team members and participants are asked to assess their own health. If they are feeling unwell, they will be asked to call their leader before reporting to work. Symptoms to pay close attention to include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

If a team member or participant comes in close contact with a COVID positive person, the team member or participant must talk with their leader prior to coming into work to determine next steps. Those who are vaccinated and do not have any symptoms may be allowed to return to work right away. Those who are not vaccinated and/or have symptoms will be required to quarantine.

If team members are sent home or not allowed to report to work due to the process outlined above, they may contact Human Resources to file for a leave of absence. Additionally, team members who have accrued PTO in their banks may use PTO for income replacement.

Per CDC guidelines, team members, program participants and consumers will be expected to wash their hands often throughout their shift with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (long enough to sing the ABC song). At a minimum, team members and consumers must wash their hands: every time they use the restroom, before eating or preparing food, after contact with animals or pets, and after removing gloves. Team members must at least use hand sanitizer after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing and then wash hands with soap and water as soon as feasible afterward.

Goodwill NCW will provide cleaning supplies for all team members to regularly clean and disinfect all areas they use. Individual office spaces (including equipment like keyboard, phone, touchscreen monitors, desk, table(s), etc.) should be wiped down at the beginning of each day, midday and at the end of the day. Shared surfaces such as security pin pads, timeclocks, breakroom and conference room tables, refrigerator and microwave and other appliances, and vending machine buttons must be cleaned by users after each use.

Last reviewed: 10/15/2021