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

DMI Policy for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated - 9/21/21

DMI is committed to employee safety and due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, DMI has the following business policies in place until further notice:  

  • MASKS are required, regardless of vaccination status, when entering DMI and moving around the DMI facility or when with others sharing a workspace, office, or conference room for any reason. Anyone DMI staff found breaking our mask mandate will be subjected to disciplinary action.

 

  • There is a strict 3-person limit in both the office and Whse lunchroom, and social distancing of at least 6 feet is required while eating (since masks will be off). We also ask that masks stay on in the lunchroom except when actively eating.

 

  • ALL DMI STAFF must continue to fill out the Covid form every day before entering the building, this will remain true until further notice! This will be monitored by HR so please ensure you are not forgetting to fill out the health screening.

 

  • ANY visitor of DMI MUST be approved by management, and visitors must fill out the Covid form before entering the building (or as soon as they enter when using the kiosk). ALL VISITORS are required to wear a mask when entering the building.

  • Any DMI Staff member who feels they have Covid symptoms or exposure should contact the HR Dept ASAP, and stay home until further notice. DMI will require all staff who have Covid concerns regarding their own health or possible exposure to someone with Covid will need to show proof of a Covid test. (Negative Test results are needed to return to work and proof of testing is needed for staff using Covid as a reason to call out of work, unless DMI policy or HR requires staff to stay home for other Covid related reasons. 

  • The DMI Office should not be more than 75% occupied at any time. A hybrid scheduled is in place to ensure this.

Visitors and Office Staff Daily Covid form - https://form.jotform.com/helpdmi/covidcheck 

Warehouse Staff - ReturnSafe App - Click Here for Details

DMI's travel policy is as follows per the CDC and local health dept recommendations:

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Unless HR has proof that you are fully vaccinated you must follow the rules in place for unvaccinated people.

The COVID-19 Delta variant is more contagious than the original virus, so we need all staff to work together to ensure a healthy and safe workspace. https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210722/delta-variant-among-the-most-infectious-viruses-cdc-says  

Additionally, we are maintaining our COVID altered sick policy.  If you are out of work for an active COVID reason (i.e. awaiting test results, tested positive for COVID, quarantined, etc.) you have the option to use the PTO of your choice or to remain out unpaid.  DMI will still require anyone out for an active COVID reason to be cleared before returning to work.  This altered sick policy does not include what the CDC has termed ‘long COVID’.  If you are experiencing lingering symptoms from COVID, DMI urges you to speak to your doctor about FMLA to avoid receiving any disciplinary action related to excessive absenteeism. PLEASE continue to communicate with HR if you have symptoms of Covid or have been exposed to someone who is Covid positive (or has Covid concerns). Contact tracing has been key to keeping our staff safe, PLEASE continue to be transparent with HR with any Covid issues or concerns!

Meetings at DMI:

All business meetings at the DMI office and warehouse will be limited and all meetings require participants to use face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines until further notice. DMI will continue to monitor the situation and provide guidance as more information on the extent and severity of the outbreak becomes available. 

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 tase or smell

  • Cold-like symptoms

 

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, as such this is now the policy of DMI.

 

How to prevent sickness in the workplace: 

We ask all employees to cooperate in taking steps 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.

  • Wear masks inside the DMI facilities.

  • Follow social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more

 

DMI will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. Cleaning sprays and wipes 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 during this outbreak. 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.