FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

January 21, 2021

 

What order will the vaccines be distributed to employees?

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

 

Who do I contact if I want the vaccine?

 

What documents will I need to get the vaccine?

 

Who is administering the vaccines?

 

Will insurance cover the cost of the vaccine?

 

Are the current COVID-19 vaccines mRNA vaccines?

 

What safety testing has been done with the COVID-19 vaccines?

 

Do COVID-19 vaccines administered outside of AO need to be reported? 

 

What happens if I develop symptoms from the vaccine?

 

 

 

Below is an overview of the FAQs that are continuing to be followed.  The travel FAQ at the end has been updated.

 

What situations require me to stay home?

·       If you or a member of your household have ANY of the symptoms below.

 

Who should I contact if I develop symptoms?

 

If I have close contact with someone who test positive and is NOT in my household, do I need to report this?

 

If I develop symptoms or end up testing for COVID-19 do I need to call and report that to HR?

 

How is AO responding to the rise in COVID cases? 

 

If I or a household member get tested for COVID-19 and have NO symptoms do I need to report this?

 

If I have previously tested positive will I be required to quarantine for my symptomatic household member?

 

Will I be required to wear a cloth face covering if I have close contact with a symptomatic person if I have previously tested positive?

 

Will I be required to monitor if I have close contact with a symptomatic person if I have previously tested positive?

 

How do I report my absence? 

·       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?

 

When do I complete the return to work questionnaire?

·       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?

 

What is the process to make sure employees who are suspected or test positive do not return early?

 

How does the CDC guidance affect me?

1.     Regular monitor yourself for fever, cough, or shortness of breath

2.     Social distance as work duties permit in the workplace

3.     Disinfect and Clean work spaces

4.     Pre-Screen  by having your temperature taken and recorded by the clinic or Fire Lt on off hours

5.     Wear a masks or cloth face covering while at AO

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/critical-workers/implementing-safety-practices.html

 

What is the meaning of close contact?

Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html#contact

 

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 worn.

 

I plan on traveling; is that allowed?  *UPDATED*

·        CDC issued an order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

o   This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

o   This order applies to US citizens and legal permanent residents.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

·       If you plan to travel internationally you will be required to stay home following your return.

o   Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home for 7 days after travel.

o   If you don’t get tested, stay home for 10 days after travel.

o   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-air-travel.html

·       Please use the links below as resources to help make a determination on traveling.

o   CDC Travel Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

o   State & Territorial Health Department Websites: https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

o   Cases by state: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases

o   Cases by county: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/county-map.html

 

When will we have another Noon Zoom daily briefing?

 

 

 

 

 

As the situation changes, the Company reserves the right to revisit and alter the above responses as it sees fit.