A face shield does not replace the need for a filtering mask. It can substitute for eye goggles, but should be used with a mask.
Yes - anything that serves as a conduit for sharing respiratory droplets is a very high risk activity during this outbreak. Those employees should be excluded for fourteen days from the last date of exposure.
No. More and more people are being encouraged to be tested and more free testing is more readily available in many states and communities. If someone goes to be tested out of curiosity or because they attended a protest, but that person isn’t symptomatic or exposed to a close contact that’s COVID-positive close contact, they do not need to be excluded.
Well - another example of a moving target with COVID-19. Until yesterday we were saying no, do not exclude a second time. However, yesterday the CDC raised questions about that very issue and suggested that we do consider excluding the person a second (or even third) time. We’ve asked the CDCs Emergency Operations Center for clarification and supporting data, and will be sure to update you as soon as we hear back.
The situation needs to be assessed but in both of these cases, the delivery driver was not within six feet of anyone at the delivery point for more than fifteen minutes. It is a good time to remind everyone that you should be masked and gloved when accepting deliveries, use your own pen, stay more than six feet away, that only one person should be in a walk-in at any one time, and to remember to hand wash and change gloves after helping to accept any delivery.
We’re so perplexed by how information continues to change about how COVID is transmitted, diagnosed and treated. This article about how it may really be a blood vessel disease explains a lot.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t address the issue of racial justice that’s top of mind for so many of us this week. Today, instead of a best laugh, we wanted to share this great toolkit from Race Forward that’s specifically geared at racial equity in restaurants. It’s free to download.