Over the last week or so, we have seen an increase in the number of our members, specifically working in Family Court, testing positive for Covid 19. I just wanted to remind our members that there are things we can be doing to limit the risk of exposure at work.
1. Make sure social distance parameters are observed (people should try to keep 6 feet apart from one another when possible).
2. When one is not able to maintain social distance, wear a mask. The mask is to prevent anyone we may come in contact with to inadvertent exposure from us. Failure to do so could put others at risk for exposure.
3. Make sure your workstation surfaces are clean. The county cleans thoroughly each night but they will not clean personal workstations, computer equipment, telephones, etc.. To ensure that surfaces at workstations are clean, the member should wipe them down with disinfectant or sanitizing wipes. If wipes are not available, hand sanitizer can be put on a paper towel in order to wipe down surfaces.
4. Anyone who is feeling under the weather should not come to work. The last thing we want is for people to come to work when they are sick and risk exposing anyone else. It is so much better to be safe than sorry.
Please take precautions. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance. Take a moment to think about the things you can do to reduce the risk of exposure to yourself and to others. We are a team and we need to look out for one another. COVID-19 is a virus that must be taken seriously. It is much better to be proactive in confronting this disease. If we wait to be reactive, it will mean that we already have it. If we already have it, for some, it may be too late. Please stay safe.