We have had
an additional three (3) employees in Iowa test positive for
COVID-19. Following the Interim
Guidance for Critical Infrastructures, deep cleaning has been
completed in all areas associated with the employees at the
facility. In addition, monitoring of employees having close
contact with the individuals is also being conducted. To
date, we have thirteen (13) positive cases in Iowa and three (3)
positive cases in Milan.
extremely important to monitor yourself and your family members
of all the symptoms.
As a reminder, if you or a household member
have even one (1) of
these symptoms you need to call and report that to HR
and remain off work.
Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, new loss
of taste or smell, and muscle pain that is not normal for you.
Will there be a Noon Zoom this
Yes, please plan to attend tomorrow (Thursday,
Participation by phone: 669-254-5252 Meeting ID
160 966 8241
Participation by computer:
Please choose one of the three ways below to
submit your questions:
Email Lorie Streeter firstname.lastname@example.org
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 we continue to follow.
I am having a hard time
remembering all the information I need to follow; what are the
top three things I need to know?
If you or a household member are not feeling
any of these symptoms do not come to
Shortness of breath (difficulty
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle pain (that is not normal
Call RuthAnn Kempker if you or a household
of the symptoms.
If you or a household member get tested for
reason, or if you have been in close contact
with someone who was tested call do not report
to work and call RuthAnn Kempker.
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.
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.
If you have
already been tested and did not report this yet,
please contact RuthAnn Kempker with approximate
testing date and what the results were.
How do I report my absence?
On a scheduled work day you
will utilize the same phone numbers that are set up for your
area to report an absence.
When you report your absence
include how long you expect to be off; if you are off multiple
days you do not need to call in each day.
Due to the current situation
we are asking that you provide further explanation on why you
- If you experience flu-like symptoms associated with Covid-19.
Family Sick – If a member of your household is experiencing
flu-like symptoms associated with Covid-19.
– If you have other symptoms such as allergies (sneezing) or ear
– If you have to stay home due to daycare closures.
– If you have a high risk medical situation that you are
choosing to be off for. Note this does require a doctor’s
Personal Reasons – If you another situation
arise that is not related to sick, illness, childcare, or
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
In addition to having been off for an isolation period and before
returning to work,
employees who have been off for 2 or more
workdays, need to complete the
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).
Who should I contact if I develop
symptoms on a scheduled day off?
Due to the time sensitiveness of the 48 look back we ask that you
notify us immediately.
Human Resources can be reached at:
RuthAnn Kempker (Primary) – desk: 319-753-7219
– desk: 319-753-7004
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 15 minutes or greater.
Previously IDPH was using 2 minutes or
greater; they have also moved to 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.
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
Cloth face coverings can be
made from household items or made at home from common materials
at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public
health measure. For more information, please visit the CDC
Is my cloth face covering still
required if I know it will be less than 10 minutes?
The guidance we are operating under states “In areas where the six
feet of social distancing are difficult to
maintain, a cloth face covering will need to be
So when people are riding in vehicles together cloth face coverings
are required. Or when someone is working on
projects within the six feet you would wear a
The passing comments in the hall, someone dropping something off to
you etc. would be ok to not have on the cloth
face coverings as the social distance would
normally be maintained.
I plan on traveling; is that
The advice on travel per CDC
and local guidance changes frequently. If you plan to travel
please reference the CDC.
International travel still
must be reported to HR and a 14 day isolation may be required.
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:
Opening Up America Again:
When will we have another Noon
Zoom daily briefing?
These are going to be scheduled as the need arises. You will be
notified via a text message, company email, or
by the bulletin board.