Mandatory Stand-Up Talk
October 25, 2022
COVID-19 Response and Prevention
As you may be aware, several cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have
recently been confirmed across the country. On October 25, 2022, we learned that one (1) employee has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Des Moines IA West Des Moines Branch.
The risk assessment is being completed with public health officials pertaining to employees who work in the West Des Moines Branch. We will keep you updated as we receive new information as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation in the Des Moines IA West Des Moines Branch, IA-NE-SD District and nationwide.
Previous stand-up talks have indicated that if you are sick, you should stay home. If you develop symptoms while at work, you should report that to your supervisor and call your medical provider for additional guidance. If your medical provider or the department of health indicate you should quarantine for 14 days, you need to follow those instructions and let your supervisor know.
The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To ensure the health of our
employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health department.
these to sanitize your workstation.
doorknobs, countertops, workstations, etc.).
It’s important to remember that the best defense against sickness is good personal hygiene.
Practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time and cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing using your elbow or a tissue, and then discard the tissue if you use one. Practice social distancing to maintain the six feet between you and the other person.
As always, EAP continues to be available 24 hours a day at 1-800-EAP-4-YOU or online at
www.EAP4YOU.com. You may already know that EAP provides coaching, referrals, and short-term counseling. You will also find the EAP services include crisis response, a health resource library and in-the-moment support available to you and your family as needed. EAP is a benefit of your postal employment.
Thank you for your attention.