Workers have been informed of and are encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. We provide a daily self-screening assessment for all employees. This self-screening tool is posted at both of our physical locations, at all entrances, and is available to remote cleaner staff via both an email sent to cleaners and also within our timeclock system (Wheniwork). HQ and Refill office staff also complete this self-screening assessment each day they will be present in either of Two Bettys locations.
If an employee is experiencing any symptoms, either while at home or at work, they are instructed to contact their Manager via the support phone immediately – that Manager then also contacts the HR Director. If symptoms arise while an employee is at home they should not report to work. If symptoms arise while at work, either at the Two Bettys office or Refill location, a commercial account, or a client’s home, after the employee contacts their Manager, they will be requested to leave the premises immediately. If leaving the premises immediately is not possible, the employee will be isolated either outdoors (if possible) or in a vacant office (if at Two Bettys HQ) or the Founder’s office (if at Refill location).
Two Bettys Green Cleaning has implemented leave policies that supports and encourages workers to stay home when:
- Workers are sick;
- Workers are caring for a household member who is sick;
- When a worker is advised by a healthcare provider to isolate/quarantine themselves or a household member; and
- When a worker has had close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Two Bettys has created an absence protocol in accordance with the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for when an employee exhibits symptoms or has been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Two Bettys provides paid sick leave according to the Minneapolis Sick & Safe Leave Ordinance. The company also provides additional paid sick leave to eligible employees under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). In addition, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including the extension to FMLA under the FFCRA is available to eligible employees. Accommodations for workers with underlying medical conditions, or who have household members with underlying health conditions, will be provided when applicable and available, and when it does not cause undue hardship to the organization. In such an instance, accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided to eligible employees.
Two Bettys Green Cleaning has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for a predetermined amount of time. This policy states that the HR Director will communicate, document and provide pay options in the event of a positive COVID-19 case. In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of workers’ health status and health information. This policy states that the HR Director maintains employee privacy at all times.