How is AO responding to the rise
in COVID cases?
November 16th, face coverings/masks
will be required to be worn at all times when
you are not alone.
Examples: Working alongside
another coworker(s), walking
through hallways, making a trip
to a breakroom/restroom, or in
an office or conference room
You can think of
“Mask in Motion”, anytime
you are moving you are required
to wear a face covering.
Face coverings are required to be worn at all times when using
Even if you are by yourself, you will
need to wear a face covering when driving a
screening for symptoms and taking temperatures
will continue along with social distancing and
procedures will be applied at both the Iowa and
When is the next All Hands
The next All Hands Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 17th
at Noon and
Participation by phone: 669-254-5252 Meeting ID
160 113 6983
Participation by computer:
Please choose one of the three ways below to
submit your questions:
Email Lorie Streeter email@example.com
if you do not have email
Use the Chat feature in
Zoom to send your question to
everyone or directly to Lorie
Below is an overview of the FAQs that are continuing to be
What situations require me to
If you or a member of your
household have ANY
of the symptoms below.
Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle pain (that is not normal for you)
Please remember this is not an all-inclusive list and you should
consult your medical provider if you have other
symptoms that are concerning to you.
If you or a member of your household is being evaluated or has
tested positive for COVID-19 that has not yet
been released by their doctor.
Who should I contact if I develop
Immediately notify HR at:
RuthAnn Kempker (Primary) – desk: 319-753-7219
– desk: 319-753-7004
If I have close contact with
someone who test positive and is NOT in my household, do I need
to report this?
Yes, call and report this to HR.
You would be allowed to work and will be monitored for the fourteen
If I develop symptoms or end up
testing for COVID-19 do I need to call and report that to HR?
upon developing symptoms.
upon being tested, you need to make HR aware for
This same process
would also need to be followed if you have a
household member who develops symptoms.
If I or a household member get
tested for COVID-19 and have NO symptoms do I need to report
Yes, you need to
make HR aware for reporting requirements.
How do I report my absence?
For COVID related absences call HR.
For non-COVID related absences
you will utilize the same phone numbers that are set up for your
area to report an absence.
Am I required to use my sick and
vacation while away from work?
Yes, any hours
not worked will need to be covered by paid time
paid time off includes any unused sick hours and
any accrued vacation hours.
will be paid out before unused sick hours are
used unless you notify HR.
This paid time
should be reported to Workforce Development if
you file a weekly claim.
This is for
all employees out due to COVID-19 such as
those off for child care, medical high risk, or
self or household member with symptoms.
When do I complete the return to work
You will need to complete the questionnaire the day prior to
returning to work. This questionnaire is
required if you have been off due to self or
You will need to notify your supervisor the day prior to
returning to work so the questionnaire process
can be completed by phone prior to
accessing the facility.
If you are unable to reach
your supervisor please contact HR (RuthAnn or Mike).
If I get directed to stay home
how long will I have to be off?
The Company is taking the utmost caution and continuing to require
employees to stay isolated following CDC
Timeframe of isolation will provided by
HR based on your situation.
is the process to make sure employees who are suspected or test
positive do not return early?
Sick employees should follow steps to
prevent the spread of COVID-19 if they are sick.
Employees should not return to work until they
meet the criteria to discontinue home isolation
and have consulted with a healthcare provider
and state or local health department and AO
How does the CDC guidance affect
If you develop a symptom (Refer back to
“What situations require me to stay home”) you
will go through a series of questions with HR.
You will be required to identify who you
had close contact with 48 hours prior to your
If you had close contact with someone at
AO that develops a symptom(s) or is tested for
COVID-19 you will be required to complete 5
Regular monitor yourself for fever, cough, or shortness of
distance as work duties permit in the workplace
Disinfect and Clean work spaces
Pre-Screen by having
your temperature taken and recorded by the clinic or Fire Lt on
masks or cloth face covering while at AO
What is the meaning of close
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) defines “close contact” as
being within six (6) feet from
an infected person for a cumulative 15 minutes
AO is going to follow the Day &
Zimmermann guidance, out of an abundance of
caution, and apply close contact as within six
feet for 10 minutes or greater as well as the
Do I have to wear a cloth face
covering while at work?
Following the Memorandum from
the Department of Defense (DoD) containing guidance for DoD
facilities on the use of cloth face coverings.
In areas where the six feet of social distancing are
difficult to maintain, a cloth face covering will need to be
I plan on traveling; is that
Please use the links below as
resources to help make a determination on traveling.
CDC Travel Guidance:
State & Territorial Health
Cases by state:
Cases by county: