Performance Updates on COVID-19
Performance considers the health and safety of our employees and their families our priority. With that in mind, we would like to provide you with the following information regarding the coronavirus
(formally known as COVID‐19). We will continue to monitor COVID‐19 and will provide updates to you with changes.COVID‐19 is an emerging challenge across the world for employers. We’ve gathered some materials to help our employees stay on top of everyone’s concerns.
Drivers or Business Travel
Performance has maintained delivery services except where limited by government restrictions. At this time, we are still operating in a “business as usual” mode and are authorizing business travel as it is needed. However, if you are concerned about traveling, raise your concerns to your supervisor. We will work with you to devise plans to accomplish what needs to be accomplished from your home base if doing so is feasible.
Remote Work for Office Employees
Many of Performance office‐based employees are able to work from home, or half‐telecommute, and our staff will continue to receive guidance on the best ways to prevent the spread of infection that are
aligned with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you have children who are impacted by a school closing (or may be impacted by one in the future) and this presents a hardship, let your supervisor know. If you are able to work from home to accommodate family needs, we support you with this flexibility with the caveat that you are expected to maintain your high level of performance when working remotely.
Keeping the Workplace Safe
- The protocol for protecting yourself and others in the workplace against COVID‐19 is outlined by the CDC guidelines. Here is our routine environmental cleaning of our facilities:
- We are routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs.
We are using disinfectant spray in commonly used rooms and shop.
Everyday Practice for all employees
Steps that you need to take to help control the spread of COVID-19:
- Clean your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid close contact with others (social distance of six feet). As much as you are able, avoid contact with those who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, unless you seek medical care.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
Illness and Sick Leave
If you feel any signs of illness, we encourage you to work from home if your position allows. If you have a fever and cough, notify your direct supervisor and stay home until you receive medical care and recover. We urge you to stay home and use your sick time if you do not feel well, or for preventative care should you feel the need. Speak with your supervisor if you have specific questions about telecommuting or absences so that your workload can be distributed or deadlines updated.
See our sick leave policy for further guidance.
Employees who are tested positive should notify our COVID-19 point of contact, Jason Woods at 678-546-2016, immediately.
For any employees who are sick or whose family members are sick because of COVID-19, the same company policies regarding sick leave, vacation pay and FMLA law shall apply.
Household Risks Related to the Workplace
If someone in your household has been diagnosed with coronavirus, or has traveled to and from a country of heightened risk (as defined by the CDC guidelines linked herein), or who will do so in the near future, notify our point-of-contact, Jason Woods at 678-546-2016, as soon as possible.
Employees are asked to report all personal travel to and from a country of heightened risk (as defined by the CDC guidelines linked herein) to Jason Woods at 678-546-2016 as soon as possible. This includes your return from any of these countries within the past 14 days and all planned future travel.
Potential Office Closures
While we do not foresee the need to close any of our offices at this time, we will communicate with all employees should things change. It is a good idea to take your laptop chargers and peripherals home with you after work so you are prepared to work from home if needed.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. If you have specific questions or concerns, speak with your supervisor.
Read more resources here:
What you need to know about COVID-19
What to do if you are sick
Stop the spread of germs
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Workplace, School, and Home Guidance
CDC Level 2 & Level 3 Countries
CDC Travel Warning