Important Employee Information and Links

Employee Self-Screening

Employee Self-Screening Form Employee Self-Screening Form

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Coronavirus Announcements for Employees

COVID Employee Resources COVID Employee Resources

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July 28, 2020

Mask Supplies
To ensure all employees have a clean mask for use while working, we will continue the weekly distribution of masks through department directors.

Any employee whose mask has become soiled, torn, or wet can request a new one at any time through their department director. You do not need to wait a week to replace a damaged or soiled mask. Department directors will communicate the need to Supply Chain Services so mask inventories can continue to be accurately tracked and managed.

Reminder: COVID-19 Survey
In an effort to assess performance during the height of the local COVID-19 pandemic, employees are asked to take a few minutes to complete the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKKYYRD

The survey is anonymous and will remain open until July 31.

The input shared will assist the Hospital to better serve the entire workforce should we be forced to work through a regional spike in COVID-19 cases.

Kendra Aucker,
President and CEO  
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July 16, 2020

Infection Control Protocols are Still Important
Amid the daily news of changes in public policy and surging cases in a growing number of states, we must remember the important role we can play in checking the spread of COVID-19. 

Adhering to basic infection control practices—maintaining a physical distance of six feet, wearing a mask, disinfecting often-touched surfaces, and staying home when feeling ill—does help protect against a spike in COVID-19 cases.

These protocols are required when you are at work.

Maintain the recommended physical distance of six feet by not congregating in areas like break rooms and the Dining Room. When eating in the Dining Room, use the furniture as it has been distributed; do not move additional chairs to a table.

Properly wear your mask—covering your nose and mouth—at all times when inside our facilities. Unfortunately, the simple precaution of wearing a mask has become a political issue. It’s not. The virus is not partisan. We must follow the science and adhere to this requirement.

Your mask helps protect others just as their masks protect you. When we all mask, the likelihood of spreading COVID-19 drops by 75%.

Please help support this important infection control protocol by encouraging your friends and family to wear a mask when in public. 

Our Environmental Services team continues to diligently disinfect often-touched surfaces and any employee who doesn’t feel well should stay home. 

It is absolutely vital that we all continue doing what we can to stem the spread of COVID-19.        

COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Employees
A new process has been implemented for employees who were unable to access COVID-19 antibody testing during the clinics held in May and June. 

The testing is completely voluntary and free to employees who complete an attestation that the results can be shared with Employee Health. Any employee who elects not to have the results shared with Employee Health will need to contact their primary care provider about antibody testing and cannot complete testing through this process. 

To request the test, employees should:

  • Contact Misti Aleta, Employee Health RN, at misti.aleta@evanhospital.com  or extension 2598 to obtain a lab order for the COVID-19 antibody test;
  • Take the lab order to the Evangelical laboratory located in Central Registration during regular laboratory hours for a blood draw.

Test results will be reported to Employee Health and become part of your employee health file. Test results will be mailed to you within seven days following the test date.

Updates to COVID-19 Symptom Surveillance
Based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and PA Department of Health, employees who adhere to the following protocols should be considered at low risk for exposure to COVID-19:

  • Completing daily symptom and temperature screening when reporting to work;
  • Wearing at least a Level 1 mask;
  • And appropriately donning and doffing required PPE as dictated by job role and work location.

Employee Health will no longer provide routine follow-up for employees who are considered low risk.

Employee Health will be providing more robust surveillance and monitoring for employees who meet the definition of medium or high risk. Any employee who meets these designations will be notified by Employee Health.

If notified, you will be responsible for complying with all surveillance requirements, including but not limited to, daily tracking and reporting of symptoms, referral for COVID-19 testing, work restrictions, and/or self-quarantine. 

For more information on this new process, please refer to the Pandemic Policy in Policy Manager. You can find the Symptom Surveillance Risk Flow Chart in the Infection Control Guidelines 2019 under Appendix A.

Kendra Aucker,
President and CEO  
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Previous COVID-19 Updates Previous COVID-19 Updates

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Links

The following links provide access to web-based services and information for employees.

 

 

 

 

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Insights with Kendra—United Community

Insights with Kendra—Social Distancing

Insights with Kendra—The Importance of Community

Insights with Kendra—Getting the Facts and Finding Help

Mental Health and COVID-19

Recovered COVID-19 Patient Celebration