I wanted to alert you to some updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is now recommending that everyone wear a cloth face covering in public settings where maintaining social distancing measures may be difficult. You can read that recommendation at this link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html.
The CDC offered additional guidance for essential employees to be able to continue their essential work even if they may have been exposed to someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Those guidelines can be reviewed at this link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/critical-workers/implementing-safety-practices.html. Essential employees that may have been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 should wear a cloth face covering while at work for 14 days in addition to continuing social distancing practices. CDC recommendations continue to include that any essential employee who has a fever or feels ill should stay home or if an employee develops a fever or begins to feel ill at work, that they should leave for home immediately.
The College is asking that all employees at any time you learn that you may have been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 to share this information immediately with their supervisor or RK Greening, director of human resources, at RK.Greening@holyfamilycollege.edu.
The College also believes that any essential employee who has been approved to work on-campus should wear a cloth face covering if they are unsure in any way that they will be able to maintain social safe distancing practices during their time on-campus. You can learn how to make a cloth face covering at this link from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html . All other employees should continue to work with their supervisor and President’s Cabinet member in the most effective ways to complete their work from home. Any employees that have concerns regarding their work arrangements should contact RK Greening, director of human resources, at RK.Greening@holyfamilycollege.edu.
At this time there are no other changes to the decisions announced in previous email notifications regarding College operations while under the “Safer at Home” order by Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. You may review those decisions at our College COVID-19 information web page at holyfamilycollege.edu/coronavirus . The College continues to monitor all recommendations from the Manitowoc County Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the CDC, WHO and other state, regional, and federal agencies.
Thank you all for your continued diligence in doing all we can to help our students and each other through this health crisis.
Peace and All Good,
Dr. Robert B. Callahan
Holy Family College President