W I Pay Tip of the Day – CoVid19 Company Policy

CoVid19 Company Policy

For those of you who are still open or will be allowed to open in the midst of the CoVid19 Pandemic, it is highly recommended that you create a company policy to help keep you and your employees safe.   You’ll want to give a copy of this to your employees and hang a copy in a common area for all to see (typically near the timeclock or in the breakroom).

Following is some verbiage that you are welcome to use and adjust to fit your specific situation.

                                                 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Policy

Policy brief & purpose

This company policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in

this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health

precautions.  We assure you that we will always treat your private health and personal data with high

confidentiality and sensitivity.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of

additional governmental guidelines.


This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work in our facility.

Policy elements

Here, we outline the required actions employees should take to protect themselves and their co-workers

from a potential coronavirus infection.

Sick leave arrangements:

● If you have cold symptoms, such as cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, request unpaid sick

leave or work from home.

● If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to the office only after you’ve fully

recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.

● If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being

infected yourself, request work from home/or unpaid sick work leave. You will also be asked not

to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.

● If you’re a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, follow up with your manager

or departmental leader to make arrangements and set expectations.

● If you need to provide care to a family member infected by COVID-19. You’ll only be permitted to

return to the office 14 calendar days after your family member has fully recovered, provided that

you’re asymptomatic or you have a doctor’s note confirming you don’t have the virus. You will

also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.

Traveling measures:

● All work trips and events will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.

● In-person meetings should be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties

(e.g. candidate interviews and partners).

● If you are planning to travel voluntarily to a high-risk country with increased COVID-19 cases,

we’ll ask you to work from home/ work leave for 14 calendar days. You will also be asked not to

come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.

General hygiene rules:

● Wash your hands after using the bathroom, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your

hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing rule).

● Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly

and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.

● Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from

getting infected.

● If you find yourself coughing/sneezing on a regular basis, avoid close physical contact with your

coworkers and take extra precautionary measures (such as requesting sick leave).

● Wipe down your workstation upon arrival and before leaving for the day.

● NO unauthorized personal is allowed in the facility. All doors are posted with a call information to

control facility entry.

● Maintain a 6-foot working area and if this cannot be maintained a mask will need to be worn.

● Cleaning supplies are available in the kitchen area.