COVID 19 Employee FAQ
Does PenEye have a Infectious Disease Prevention Plan?
Yes, we have put together a comprehensive IDPP which employees can view by selecting here.
What should I do if I feel symptoms of COVID 19?
The first and most important step is to stay home and contact your primary care physician. Do not come to work if you are experiencing any of the CDC listed symptoms of COVID 19.
How does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act apply to me?
The specifics of the FFCRA can be found on the Department of Labor website.
Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay because the employee is unable to work because of a bona fide need to care for an individual subject to quarantine (pursuant to Federal, State, or local government order or advice of a health care provider), or to care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, and/or the employee is experiencing a substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor; and
Up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate of pay where an employee, who has been employed for at least 30 calendar days, is unable to work due to a bona fide need for leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19.
What is PenEye doing to protect me at work?
Peninsula Eye Physicians has implemented a cleaning schedule and physical distancing policy which, when executed properly, puts all employees at a low risk exposure level. (Refer to the PenEye Sanitation Policy)
Where can I get tested for COVID 19?
It is recommended that you first reach out to your primary care physician. They will likely recommend a testing site.
What should I do if someone I live with is symptomatic but has not tested positive for COVID 19?
Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you do not come to work until the symptomatic person has discussed their condition with their PCP. If their doctor directs them to get tested for COVID 19, we ask that you do not come to work until the results come back negative.
What should I do if someone I live with has tested positive for COVID 19?
Do not come to work and contact your primary care physician. The return to work policy is as follows:
As long as an employee is in regular contact with a COVID 19 positive person, they may not return to work, even if they have been tested for COVID 19 and their test has come back negative.
In order to return to work, the employee must provide a doctors note which states they are free to safely return to work.
What should I do if I test positive for COVID 19?
An employee must notify Oliver if they test positive for COVID 19. They are not to report to work and must follow the treatment advice of their primary care physician.
What is the policy for returning to work after being on vacation?
Utilizing an honor system, we ask that employees use their best judgement when returning to work after taking personal time off. As a company, we cannot prevent an employee from being in high exposure environments, so we ask that whether you’re staying local or flying out of state, that you return to work being mindful of your fellow co-workers as well as visiting patients. Wear a mask at all times and keep a safe distance from staff and patients.
ODs and MDs that travel on an airline must take a covid test before retuning to work.
If you were exposed to someone that was experiencing COVID related symptoms, or if you are feeling symptomatic, you must not return to work before contacting your PCP and being tested for COVID 19.