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DMI COVID-19 Resource Center
DMI COVID-19 Policy Page

DMI Policy for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated - 8/18/2022

As some of you may know the CDC released updated guidelines for quarantining last week.  Please see below for DMI’s updated isolation/quarantine policy surrounding COVID.

 

  1. Employees that test positive for COVID must remain out for 5 days.  After day 5 the employee must test negative to return to work.  Timelines are based on symptom onset, so please make sure to contact HR if you are symptomatic and/or test positive.

    • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive

    • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started

 

   2. DMI will no longer require any employees to quarantine following close contact with a COVID-positive person.  If you do come into close contact with someone that’s positive you should wear a mask for 10 days following exposure.  Employees can shorten that 10 days if they test negative after day 5.

 

   3. If an employee develops symptoms that could potentially be COVID they are expected to test themselves prior to the start of their next shift.  DMI has rapid tests onsite that employees are welcome to use if they have difficulty accessing one elsewhere. Employees who contact HR about having COVID symptoms and do not supply a test before the start of their next shift will be in violation of DMI’s COVID policy. This is related to COVID only—if an employee is feeling unwell and would like to call out they should just be conscious of their available sick time.  Only staff with confirmed positive COVID tests will be excused off and will not be subject to a write-up if no sick time is available.

 

   4. You must continue to report to HR immediately if you feel you have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to COVID. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action

PTO Use when required to Quarantine  – 

  • Employees may only opt to use personal, vacation, or unpaid time (with an exception to our sick policy regarding write-ups) if they are confirmed to have COVID. 

Lastly, for those unaware, the US government is providing four free COVID tests via the USPS.  You can place your order here-- https://special.usps.com/testkits. It is limited to one order per household.

 

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact DMI HR.

General Covid Information

Employees who become ill:

Employees who become ill with virus-like symptoms will need to contact a health care provider as well as the HR department for direction as soon as possible. Employees with the following symptoms are to call out sick and not report to work.

Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Lost of taste or smell

  • Cold-like symptoms

How to prevent sickness in the workplace: 

We ask all employees to cooperate to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace. Employees are reminded of the following:

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.

  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

  • Consider wearing a mask when appropriate or as desired.

  • Distance yourself from others who appear to have symproms.

 

DMI will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. Cleaning supplies will also be provided to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards.

 

Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible. IT support services are available to employees who need assistance with this technology.

Please contact DMI's human resources with any questions or concerns - Brittny Dean - Brittny@DMIORG.com

Thanks,

DMI Mgmt.