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.