1/2/2021 Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

Hello, We are notifying everyone that one of our team members has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are the timelines and key dates as we know them.

We have received permission to share the individual’s name. We will continue to ask permission to share the individual’s name in order to give the most useful information.

Between Mon/Tue Dec 28th and 29th, Diana C who works in NJ in the large format department was notified they were near someone with COVID-19 during Christmas. Diana got tested on Thursday and received a positive test on Sat Jan 2nd. Diana does not have symptoms. Diana has a return to work date is Jan 11th.

This information is for the entire company. This applies to NJ and PA.

Discontinuing Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19:

Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. Specifically, researchers have reported that people with mild to moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after their symptoms began, and those with more severe illness or those who are severely immunocompromised remain infectious no longer than 20 days after their symptoms began. Therefore, CDC has updated the recommendations for discontinuing home isolation as follows:

Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

*A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days, that may warrant extending duration of isolation for up to 20 days after symptom onset. Consider consultation with infection control experts. See Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance).

Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Stay home if sick
Wear masks at 10@10
Wear masks while in conversation
If you are talking in the building, do it through a mask.
Wear masks if within 6 feet of another
Wash your hands more frequently
Sanitize your hands if you cannot wash
Sanitize your area daily
Avoid the public

We will provide an update when we are notified of any changes.

NOTE: This information was sent . . .

  • via email to everyone with a company email address
  • via Zoho People announcements
  • via test message to everyone included in the ALERT SYSTEM database.

If you did not receive a txt on your cell phone, you can send your cell number and cell phone provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) to david@allegraprinceton.com e.g. Please add me to ALERTS SYSTEM my cell phone number is 609-555-1212. My cell phone service provider is Sprint.

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11/30 Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19


Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

Hello, We are notifying everyone that one of our team members has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are the timelines and key dates as we know them.

We have received permission to share the individual’s name. We will continue to ask permission to share the individual’s name in order to give the most useful information.

On Sunday, November 29 Sue Bryant’s husband Lou had a fever and congestion. This morning, November 30, they both went and got a rapid test and both tested positive. Sue has congestion and no other symptoms. Sue reported that she feels okay like she has a cold.

Note: Sue was able to find a rapid testing site where she was able to get a test result the same day. Jamie found a testing site where the results took a few days.

Sue will work from home for now.

This information is for the entire company. This applies to NJ and PA.

We will discontinue isolation guidelines based on current CDC guidelines.

Discontinuing Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19:

Accumulating evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy. Specifically, researchers have reported that people with mild to moderate COVID-19 remain infectious no longer than 10 days after their symptoms began, and those with more severe illness or those who are severely immunocompromised remain infectious no longer than 20 days after their symptoms began. Therefore, CDC has updated the recommendations for discontinuing home isolation as follows:

Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 10 days* have passed since symptom onset and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

*A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days, that may warrant extending duration of isolation for up to 20 days after symptom onset. Consider consultation with infection control experts. See Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance).

Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

Stay home if sick
Wear masks at 10@10
Wear masks while in conversation
If you are talking in the building, do it through a mask.
Wear masks if within 6 feet of another
Wash your hands more frequently
Sanitize your hands if you cannot wash
Sanitize your area daily
Avoid the public

We will provide an update when we are notified of any changes.

NOTE: This information was sent . . .

  • via email to everyone with a company email address
  • via Zoho People announcements
  • via test message to everyone included in the ALERT SYSTEM database.

If you did not receive a txt on your cell phone, you can send your cell number and cell phone provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) to david@allegraprinceton.com e.g. Please add me to ALERTS SYSTEM my cell phone number is 609-555-1212. My cell phone service provider is Sprint.

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10/29 Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19


Team Member Tested Positive for COVID-19

Hello, We are notifying everyone that one of our team members has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are the timelines and key dates as we know them.

On Sunday, November 22 Jamie McLennan woke up with symptoms that included congestion (stuffy nose) and a headache. Jamie visited his doctor who gave him medicine and did not advise him to get a COVID test at that time. We asked Jamie if he had any reason to believe he was exposed to COVID. Jamie said he had no reason to believe he was exposed.

We made the decision to have Jamie stay at home and ask him to get a negative test to return to work.

[CORRECTION] On Friday, November 27th Jamie went to get a COVID test.

On Sunday, November 29th Jamie received a call from the testing facility that he tested positive for COVID-19. We are waiting for information from Jamie’s Doctor.

The last date Jamie was in PA, was Friday November 20.
The last date Jamie was in NJ, was Monday November 16.

This information is for the entire company. This applies to NJ and PA.

Stay home if sick
Wear masks at 10@10
Wear masks while in conversation
If you are talking in the building, do it through a mask.
Wear masks if within 6 feet of another
Wash your hands more frequently
Sanitize your hands if you cannot wash
Sanitize your area daily
Avoid the public

We will provide an update when we are notified of any changes.

NOTE: This information was sent . . .

  • via email to everyone with a company email address
  • via Zoho People announcements
  • via test message to everyone included in the ALERT SYSTEM database.

If you did not receive a txt on your cell phone, you can send your cell number and cell phone provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) to david@allegraprinceton.com e.g. Please add me to ALERTS SYSTEM my cell phone number is 609-555-1212. My cell phone service provider is Sprint.

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Team member isolating. Sun July 19th

Hello, We have been notified by a team member in PA that they have mild symptoms related to COVID (shortness of breath, asthma acting up, coughing). This individual will be self-isolating for 7 days and is scheduled to get a COVID test. Testing results are not expected to be available until after the 7 days of self-isolation. They will return to work in 7 days assuming symptoms lessen/disappear or sooner if a negative test result is returned.

According to current recommendations no other team members will self-isolate.

We will provide an update when we are notified of any changes.

This information is for the entire company. This applies to NJ and PA.

Stay home if sick
Wear masks at 10@10
Wear masks while in conversation
If you are talking in the building, do it through a mask.
Wear masks if within 6 feet of another
Wash your hands more frequently
Sanitize your hands if you cannot wash
Sanitize your area daily
Avoid the public

7:20am Power Out DMR

As of 7:20am The power remains out at DMR. Check back for updates. Do not report to work unless contacted. Jamie will be in the building and scheduling anyone who needs to report to work.

Roof blew off 24 Union Hill Rd. We are 6 Union Hill Rd.

https://6abc.com/storm-roof-damage-west-conshohocken/1843527/

Order Hand Sanitizer

COVID-19 April 27th Update

We Made it 30 Days ! ! ! 
Expect Another 30  (Maybe 60) Days
It’s been 30 days it feels more like a year good job getting it done and let’s keep our efforts up for the next 30 maybe 60 days.
Asked To Limit Contact

I asked you to please limit your interactions the expectation was that you came to work and went home and I know a number of you did that.
Forgot To Ask If Needs Aren’t Met

What I forgot to ask is that were all your needs met. My assumption was getting a full-time paycheck would satisfy your needs I didn’t realize some people had needs beyond that, I’m sorry about that omission.
Respectfully Tell Those Near You

If you are needing to work to pay the rent or satisfy other needs. Realizing that a haircut and rent are different. A haircut is a want a rent payment is a need. Respectfully tell those near you that you are flying in and out of the country or visiting hotspots like Long Island so they can take extra precautions.
Asking To Drop Wants 

I will continue to ask you to drop your wants like hanging out in the backyard with friends. We need to keep social distancing up for another 30 maybe 60 days. I know it’s difficult and every effort you make helps us continue to operate and satisfy those paychecks.
John Hopkins COVID

A good resource that’s not politicized and shares the facts.
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
NETFLIX “COVID Explained”

A reasonable documentary about how COVID-19 started.
https://www.netflix.com/title/81273378
YouTUBE “Simulating an Epidemic”

A good explanation of what the models look like with animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAaO2rsdIs&t=531s
Mentioned in What They Think

Whoo Hoo, you were mentioned in an industry magazine for being the largest center in Alliance Franchise Brands.

Monday 4/13 Update

Watch this video if you were not at the NJ 10@10 today.  https://youtu.be/4UJPE2p-_S8

Look for a policy letter about being at home while being paid by the company for social distancing. This applies to everyone. Read and sign and send to stacy@allegraprinceton.com  Expect the email with the letter today by end of the day. Please return it by tomorrow’s end of day.
Take a picture or use Google Drive Scan

Wear a mask
Stay 6 feet apart
Wash your hands regularly
Avoid contact with public and extended social groups.

Please and thank you. Stay healthy and safe.

An example of proper social distancing.

Good News Network

Hello there! I thought I’d make a post where we can share good news with each other. Feel free to add a comment for all to read. Share a smile to help keep our spirits high while we’re moving through the stay at home order together.

We are doing good and that’s because of your efforts to keep 6 feet apart, staying home, washing your hands and reducing your trips in public.

Don’t tell the others but you are my favorite! Thanks for being part of the team!

Add your comments below. Your comments will be read by all who visit this post so, keep it PG-13 😉

 

Keep Social Distancing During Holidays

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Keep Social Distancing During Holidays

There are no exceptions to social distancing rules. With the Passover and Easter holidays coming, I wanted to send a reminder. Do not gather with extended family. Do not gather for religious celebrations. Do not open up your social circle because of the holiday.

Instead, find a new way to connect and celebrate. Use your company access to meet.google.com to host a video gathering. Try zoom.com for another video meeting option.

Stay apart now so we can get together later.

Check Your Company Email Once a Day

I will be reducing the use of the Alerts System and also want to keep you informed. Please check your email daily. If you do not know your email address or password, please send me an email from your personal email. My email is david@allegraprinceton.com  I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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