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Latest Information - Updated 8/5/21


Per CDC Guidelines, it is recommended that the employees working in high transmission areas should continue to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.

Please use the link below to determine those high transmission areas. You can search by the state and county in which you work. For high transmission areas, we will continue to follow CDC recommendations.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Additionally, ALL Missouri and New York staff (vaccinated or not) are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of the number of COVID-19 cases.


    Please continue following the guidelines set by your center if they require that you wear a mask and social distance.

    • Individuals who are fully vaccinated are no longer asked to quarantine if they have had direct exposure to someone suspected of having COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19.
      • Please continue to watch for symptoms for 14 days.
    • All team members, fully vaccinated or not, will be asked to stay home (and can work remotely) if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19.
      • You may return to work after:
        • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
        • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
        • Other symptoms of COVID-19 have improved.
    • All team members, fully vaccinated or not will be asked to stay home (and can work remotely) if they tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic.
      • You may return to work after:
        • 10 days have passed since a positive COVID-19 test.

    **Fully vaccinated means: 2 weeks after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer and 2 weeks after 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Although fully vaccinated team members can work without their mask and do not have to social distance, we ask that all team members continue to show up, smile and support one another. Please be mindful of others and their comfort level.


    Travel:

    Individuals who are fully vaccinated and traveling out of state are not required to quarantine from the office upon return to their home state unless they have had a known exposure to the COVID-19 virus. In the event of a known exposure, please quarantine for 14 days upon your return.

    Individuals who are not vaccinated and traveling out of state are required to quarantine from the office for 10 days upon their return home.

    Travel Information and Guidelines by State:


    Please check this page regularly as we will continue to update with any new changes as we are made aware.


    Vaccine Information

    For information on the COVID-19 information, please refer to the resources below.

    FDA Website

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    COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

    CLICK HERE

    Moderna Fact Sheet

    CLICK HERE

    Pfizer-BioNTech Fact Sheet

    CLICK HERE

    How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

    Cloth face coverings should:

    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops
    • Include multiple layers of fabric
    • Allow for breathing without restriction
    • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape


    CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

    CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

    CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

    Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

    The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

    Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?

    • Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.

    How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?

    • A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

    How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

    • Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

    EDSI's Employee Assistance Program

    For further resources or support during this difficult time, employees have access to EDSI’s Employee Assistance Program. The Employee Assistance Program is a counseling service that helps you manage life challenges before they adversely affect your personal life, health and job performance.

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