Mandatory Stand-Up Talk
November 7, 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 November 7, 2022, we learned one (1) employee has
tested positive for COVID-19 in the Des Moines IA Urbandale Station..
The risk assessment is being completed with public health officials pertaining to employees who work in
the Urbandale Station. 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 Urbandale Station, IA-NE-SD District and
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.
Encouraging sick employees to stay home and consult their health care providers.
Making available disinfectant wipes for your use throughout the facility. Feel free to use
these to sanitize your workstation.
Increasing cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the workplace (such as consoles,
doorknobs, countertops, workstations, etc.).
Ensuring all restrooms are well equipped with towels, soap, and hand sanitizer always.
The CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other
social distancing measures, such as standing 6 feet apart, are difficult to maintain.
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
Thank you for your attention.