Updated August 3, 2020
During this time when the safety of our customers, consultants, and team members is at the forefront, Rangam is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) both internally amongst our teams and externally amongst our customers and consultants. We are adjusting our practices while following all government mandates being imposed (including travel restrictions, ban on gatherings, work-from-home directives, etc.) and have put together a business continuity plan to continue providing our customers with the best service while ensuring a healthy and safe work environment for our employees, consultants, and team members. We are keeping a plan of action in place with constant updates according to newly released information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local public health and emergency response agencies.
We urge you to write to us at HealthAlert@rangam.com for any COVID-19 related information, questions, or concerns. Please be sure to go through the General FAQs section below to learn more about the coronavirus disease, its symptoms, and the recommended precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
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NEW : CDC Guidelines Regarding Responses To Employees Exposed To COVID-19
On April 8, 2020, CDC issued new guidelines aimed at getting workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 back to work faster. Under previous guidance, workers were told to stay at home for 14 days if exposed to someone with a confirmed/suspected case of COVID-19.
The new guidelines allow critical workers (see list here) in 16 sectors (i.e. financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, others) who have been exposed to COVID-19 (i.e. exposure to a household contact, close contact within 6ft of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19) to continue to work as long as they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are being taken to protect themselves and those around them including:
Pre-screen: The worker’s temperature should be taken prior to the individual entering the work facility to assess symptoms prior to them starting work.
Frequent Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a fever or other symptoms COVID-19 related, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer.
Wear a Mask: The employee should wear an approved face mask or a face covering (in the event of a shortage) at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure.
Social Distancing: The employee should maintain 6ft of distance and social distancing while performing work duties.
Disinfection and Cleaning: Clean and disinfect all areas including offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment, kitchen appliances, water coolers, etc. routinely.
IF the employee becomes ill at work, they should go home immediately. Any area or equipment in their workspace should be cleaned/disinfected. Employee information on who was in close proximity the day the worker experienced symptoms and 2 days prior should be noted and are considered exposed.
*The guidelines for non-essential workers remains as is and are included (HERE).
NEW : Guidelines for wearing face masks:
Follow the CDC’s latest updates regarding recommendations for using face masks: new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. See more about how to slow the spread of COVID-19 using face masks here.
NEW : CDC added six symptoms to its COVID-19 list
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms to its covid-19 list, suggesting health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients. Issues that could appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus are:
• Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell