COVID-19 & Job Tips


Let’s continue to practice the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The virus is still here. But today we have resources that offer protection against severe illness from COVID-19.

 SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is constantly changing and accumulating mutations in its genetic code over time. New variants of SARS-CoV-2 are expected to continue to emerge. Some variants will emerge and disappear, while others will emerge and continue to spread and may replace previous variants.

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Safe and Best Practices Workforce Information

​We have learned CDC guidelines on how to live safely with the virus. We must continue to follow the guidelines to help curve the spikes and save lives.

  • 1 Check your temperature daily and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around others. Maintain a minimum six feet distance.
  • 2 If you have a fever, chills, a dry cough, shortness of breath, cannot smell, or any flu-like symptoms and have been in close contact with someone known to have Covid-19, immediately seek medical attention. Call off work, and call your doctor or health care provider. Be specific when you describe your symptoms and follow their advice.
  • 3 If you test positive, please let your employer know who you were in contact with, and the contract tracing should begin. Self-isolate for 10 days after the symptoms began and you may have to take another test and test negative before you are allowed to go back to work.
  • 4 If your employer informed you were in contact with a co-worker that has Covid-19, you must quarantine for 14 days even if you test negative. If you continue to have no symptoms after two weeks, you may not have to take another test before you are allowed to go back to work.
  • 5 reports that people are the most contagious when they are sick.
  • 6 Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20-30 seconds often and dry hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Moisturize hands so they do not become dry and crack.
  • 7 Have hand sanitizer, Kleenex, and sanitizing products readily available when you go out.
  • 8 Maintain the six-foot social distancing and honor one-way signs and signs in elevators.
  • 9 Instead of shaking hands, use other non-contact methods of greeting.
  • 10 If you sneeze or cough, use tissue and put it in the trash. Wash your hands immediately, change your mask because a droplet may stay inside your mask.
  • 11 Mass gatherings (10 or more) increase the risk of community transmission.
  • 12 Disinfect highly used surfaces, doorknobs, tables, desks, light switches, and stair/handrails, and soap dispensers often.
  • 13 Limit your handling of cash by using other payment methods when available.
  • 14 Increase ventilation indoors by cracking windows for fresh air.
  • 15 Remove outside shoes when you enter your living quarters, house or apartment and clean the soles of your shoes if you have been doing a lot of walking, jogging, or running.
  • 16 Carry an extra mask or two in case someone in your group needs one, or you need to change your mask.

Focus on your work goals, and job assignments; especially, if you are working from home. After work, hours spend 10-30 minutes in a quiet space reflecting on your day.

Have a pen or pencil and notebook to write down your thoughts. Focus on your positive achievements and what you can do to improve areas of your life. Write down your short and long-term goals, and how you plan to achieve them.

Refer back to your goals weekly, you may have new ideas and thoughts on how to achieve your positive goals. Remember to get daily sunshine and fresh air, 10-15 minutes is helpful too during your lunch or breaks periods.

"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way." - Les Brown

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

"Success isn't all about how much money you make it's also about the difference you make in people's lives." - Michelle Obama​

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. All that we are is the result of what we have thought." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten: Share, Play Fair, Don't hit, Clean up your mess, Don't take things that aren't yours, Say you're sorry, Flush, Wash your hands, Treat people the way you want to be treated and Live a Balance Life." - Robert Fulghum

  • 1 Be on time every day.
  • 2 Schedule doctor, dentist, and other important appointments when you are off work.
  • 3 Follow your companies' dress code.
  • 4 Be able to work independently and be a team member.
  • 5 Complete assignments on time.
  • 6 Understand your job duties and your company’s policies.
  • 7 Learn how your job impacts your companies' business.
  • 8 Follow the instructions and ask questions if you do not understand the instructions.
  • 9 Do the best job you can and go the extra mile.
  • 10 Make sure you have reliable child care.
  • 11 Don't drink alcoholic beverages on your lunch break.
  • 12 Do not bring any weapons to work even if you have a license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • 13 Do not misuse the company's office equipment, computers, faxes, phones, or fuel cards.
  • 14 Work well with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • 15 Document all types of abuse bullying, threats, verbal or unwanted non-verbal sexual advances, and witnesses with dates, locations, and times.
  • 16 Don't Gossip and Keep your Word.
  • 1 CBD oil may cause a positive THC or Marijuana result in a drug screening.
  • 2 Do not quit your job without giving a written formal resignation. Know your company rules.
  • 3 Continue to give your best until your last day and if asked to train your replacement be helpful.
  • 4 Request an exit interview to give feedback and receive feedback.
  • 5 If asked why you are quitting, you do not have to say. Be positive. Avoid blaming anyone even if your new job pays more money and offers better benefits.
  • 6 If you are asked to resign, this can be an uncomfortable situation. Understand you were not Fired. If you were not given a severance offer, this is a good time to negotiate. Ask for uncontested unemployment or severance paid until you find another job and get it in writing 3 to 6 months is normal. Stay positive. You know your worth, skills, and talents. Your new job will be to find a new job within 3 to 6 months or sooner.