This policy is effective March 10, 2020 until notified otherwise.
Workers who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Workers should notify Gravy Work immediately through the app or at (703) 548-4060 and stay home if they are sick or suspect they have a virus.
If symptoms are experienced during work, immediately stop, notify your supervisor and call the Gravy Work at (703) 548-4060.
Gravy Work will provide leniency to workers with unexpected or sudden emergencies involving dependents or other family members in relation to the coronavirus.
In the event a company cancels an assignment within two (2) hours of the scheduled start time due to a workplace being identified as unsafe, and a company can not provide substitute assignment, workers on the cancelled job will receive four (4) hours pay.
Preventing the spread of Infectious Disease While Working
Gravy Work asks that all Workers cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of infectious disease while working. Gravy Work encourages the following practices to help prevent the spread of Infectious Disease:
- Frequent hand washing with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover your mouth whenever you sneeze or cough
- Discard used tissues in wastebaskets
- Clean frequently touched surfaces
- Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms
Coughing and Sneezing
Workers are to use tissues to cover their mouths and/or noses when sneezing and/or coughing. If tissues are not available, Workers may cough or sneeze into the inside of their elbows and should cover coughs and sneezes with tissues. Workers are to wash their hands immediately after coughing or sneezing.
Workers are to wash their hands often and regularly. At a minimum, hands should be washed after coughing or sneezing, visiting the toilet, touching one’s hair, face, eyes, nose, mouth, or body, or touching anything that may be contaminated. Hands should always be washed when working around food.
Social Distancing Guidelines for Disease Outbreaks
Avoid public transportation (walk, cycle, drive a car) or go early or late to avoid rush-hour crowding on public transportation. Avoid recreational or other leisure classes, meetings, activities, etc., where you might come into contact with contagious people.