Updated March 23, 2021
With each client, we work closely to ensure they are following safe protocols. In addition, we also have a supply of masks and hand sanitizer and are happy to share that with any of our employees, as needed. Johnson & Hill is committed to ensuring a safe workplace for all our employees on assignment. Feel free to contact us with any questions or to request PPE.
As we approach spring, it’s a good time to take a moment to check in on the current CDC and state guidance regarding COVID-19. If you have any questions, have been exposed to someone who tests positive, or have any concerns about your workplace safety, please contact us immediately so we can assist you.
- Everyone 2 years and older should wear a mask to protect themselves and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions including wearing masks to avoid spread to others.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
- Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
It’s especially important to wash:
- Before eating or preparing food
- Before touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After handling your mask
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone sick
- After touching animals or pets
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cough or sneeze
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Then, use a household disinfectant. Use products from EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) according to manufacturer’s labeled directions.
Monitor your health
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Updated December 21, 2020
With the safety of our employees, clients, and the greater community in mind and as the number of Coronavirus cases rise across the nation, we wanted to take a moment to remind our employees of the current CDC and State guidance regarding COVID-19 and travel policies. Please notify our office ASAP if you plan to take time off or if you have any questions or concerns.
- Always wear a mask in public settings, when using public transportation, and when around people who you don’t live with.
- Wear your mask correctly over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin, and make sure it fits snugly against the sides of your face.
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who does not live with you.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer.
- Know when to delay your travel.
- Check travel restrictions before you go.
- Check CDC’s Domestic Travel Guidance and consider testing before and after you travel.
We encourage all employees to follow CDC guidelines in order to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please notify us as soon as possible. We thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself and others safe!
Updated March 17, 2020
The situation with COVID-19 in Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as through out the country and the world is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace. The health and safety of our employees, clients and the greater community is our first priority. Johnson & Hill is continuing to monitor developments involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with federal, state, and local health organizations and we will continue to adapt our policies and business operations as necessary.
We support measures that will help flatten the curve of infection rates, slow the spread of the virus, and lessen the strain on our hospitals and dedicated medical professionals.
At Johnson & Hill our full-time staff members are working from home and our physical offices are closed. We are fortunate to have technology in place to allow us to seamlessly continue our business operations remotely. We are able to fully support our employees and clients in this manner.
Many of our contract employees are also working remotely with the support of our client companies. We continue to work with new applicants via video interviews and with in-depth recruitment conversations. If you have any questions or require assistance please reach out to us at (413)746-3535 or email your Johnson & Hill contact directly.
While many questions regarding the novel Coronavirus remain unanswered at this time, there are practical, commonsense ways for you to take care of yourself, protect others, and monitor latest developments.
Based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Johnson & Hill recommends that employees:
- Practice social distancing (put distance between yourself and other people)
- Do not gather in large groups
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when they are sick
- Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing (if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
Johnson & Hill provides paid sick leave to eligible employees. If you have questions regarding paid sick leave, please contact us.
Please reach out to us directly with any questions regarding your individual assignment or situation. We want to provide the support and guidance that we can.
Employees who have questions or concerns regarding this information, Johnson & Hill Staffing leave policies, or any other issue, should speak with their Placement Specialist at Johnson & Hill.
Thank you. We wish you and your families health and safety during this incredibly difficult time.
Updated March 9, 2020
Johnson & Hill is continuing to monitor developments involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with federal, state, and local health organizations. At this time, the risk for COVID-19 in Massachusetts is considered to be low. However, we will continue to stay informed, to follow the advice of medical experts, and to make the health and safety of our employees and clients our number one priority. We ask that our employees follow CDC guidelines:
We encourage sick employees to stay home
- Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).
- Employees should notify our office, their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
- Remember Johnson & Hill provides paid sick leave to eligible employees. If you have questions regarding paid sick leave, please contact us.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. (If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.)
We will continue to send updates via email, and we will post updates to our website. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions our concerns.