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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

In an effort to continue to provide our employee’s transparent and timely communication we will continue to provide updates as often as it appears to be necessary.  The health and safety of our employees is a priority as is the long-term business continuity of our companies.  With that in mind we believe the following information is relevant to the success of accomplishing our goals.

Please remember to continue to Be Smart, Be prepared and Be Respectful.

In the News:

Question: What does that mean to you if you are a resident of Fishers or travel through Fishers for work?

Answer: Travel in the city of Fishers will be prohibited except for the following:

  • Travel related to medical
  • Travel required to provide care to another for whom you’re the primary caregiver
  • Travel for mandatory work activities
  • Travel for food, groceries, medication, essential household goods, and hygiene products
  • This restriction does not impact travel related to food delivery or the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies, and food pantries.

Be prepared if you are traveling in this area by having your Monarch Beverage/E.F. Transit issued ID and/or business cards available for identification purposes.

Medical Care Updates

Question:  Who is considered high risk?

Answer:

  • Older individuals age 65 and older
  • Individuals with coronary artery disease: history of a heart attack, congestive heart, coronary artery stents, angina, etc, coronary artery blockage.
  • Individuals with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes on insulin
  • Individuals with chronic lung diseases like:  COPD, emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, moderate to severe asthma on daily maintenance inhalers.
  • Individuals with cancer and/or undergoing treatment.
  • Individuals with autoimmune diseases on immunosuppressing medications like patients with psoriatic arthritis on Remicade, patients with crohn’s disease on immunosuppressing meds., etc.

Question:  Should I be at work if I am considered High Risk?

Answer:  Most likely not but contact the WellHealth Worx Medical staff at 317-612-3193 or schedule a telemedicine via the Patient Portal for clarification on your condition and the impact it may or may not have on your work status.  If the individual is considered High Risk and is unable to work the employee will be asked to work from home when appropriate or the leave will be considered a work-related illness and it will be covered under the leave policy.

  • Pregnant women may have increased risk of for some infections. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19, and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, women have had a higher risk of developing severe illness.

Question:  Should I be at work if I am pregnant?

Answer:  It is the recommendation of the WellHealth Worx Medical Staff that you not report to work for the next 30 days.  Please contact the Director of HR, Todd Lebo at 317-612-3198 or email him at tlebo@monarch-beverage.com for details.  If the employee is unable to work due to pregnancy, then the employee will be asked to work from home when appropriate or the leave will be considered a work-related illness and it will be covered under the leave policy.

Operational Updates

WellHealth Wrox Update

  1. Appointments:
    • Primary Care
      • All appointments will be conducted via telemedicine unless otherwise deemed appropriate
      • No preventative (or well visits like annual physicals) will be conducted

*Health insurance premium penalties will be deferred for the next 30 days

    • Occupational Health (Work Comp, New Hire physicals Physical therapy) will continue as usual
  1. All patients will be required to answer the 4 Coronavirus related questions before they will be allowed into the Health Center

Compensation Update

  • If we believe the impact of the On-premise accounts or the Coronavirus outbreak is not allowing an hourly employee to reach a typical 40 hour work week Monarch Beverage and E.F. Transit will guarantee their base rate pay from the week of 3/16/20 through 4/17/20.

Leave Policy Update

  • There will be a more stringent standard placed on individuals who have been in direct contact with a medical professional who has been in direct contact with a known person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is considered a patient of interest.  The WHW medical staff will follow the CDCs guidelines when providing direction to the employee on their work status.  See CDC’s guidelines for more details:  cdc.gov/coronavirus/guidance-risk-assessment
  • Pregnant women were asked to work from home when appropriate or the leave will be considered a work related illness and it will be covered under the leave policy.
  • Individuals who are considered at High Risk were asked to work from home when appropriate or the leave will be considered a work related illness and it will be covered under the leave policy.

Operations Update

  • Employees affected by the closure of the On-premise accounts will receive information from their supervisor or their Department Manager about their daily work expectations. Any concerns should be directed to their supervisor or HR (Director of).
  • All gyms at Monarch are now closed for non-work-related use (e.g. Physical therapy)
  • No food deliveries to Monarch Beverage
  • All schedule accommodations due to school closures should be made by 3/20/2020
  • All employees should be signed up to receive MB Alerts by 3/20/2020 to guarantee timely communication across the entire company
  • Employees should use the POS entrance whenever possible to avoid making contact with commonly used door handles

 

Download Update 3-17-20.pdf