Dear Participants,

Partners and Memphis Community,  

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, participants, partners and others very seriously.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now officially classified as a pandemic and is affecting lives and work around the globe. We want you to know what we are doing as a company to protect you and your families and mitigate the spread of this illness. This Subject will explain these measures and how you can assist us in our efforts to promote a safe and healthy environment both at work and at home.

NOTE: This Subject may be updated as new information is made available from local health and governmental bodies. You will be notified when updates are made.

This policy applies to all employees regardless of where or in what capacity they work.

You can learn more about the prevention of COVID-19 at the following addresses:

The following required actions should be observed by all employees in order to protect themselves and others from Coronavirus:

  1. General Hygiene
  • Employees should practice good hygiene by:
    • Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue, or upper sleeve, not in hands.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
    • Avoiding contact with anyone with respiratory illnesses of any kind
  • We will routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces including:
    • Work stations
    • Countertops
    • Door knobs/handles
  • We will provide tissues and disinfecting disposable wipes.
  1. Illness
  • Employees who are sick especially with cold or flu symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or fever should remain home and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Employees with sick family members should stay home.
  • If an employee becomes sick at work, they will be separated from other employees and sent home.
  1. Work From Home
  • If an outbreak becomes severe enough, a mandatory “Work from Home” policy may be put into effect and will continue until conditions improve well within healthy limits per local health and/or governmental bodies.
  • If an employee needs to care for a family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be required to work for at least [5] days after the family member has fully recovered and it has been determined by a medical professional that the employee has not been infected.
  1. Travel
  • If an outbreak becomes severe enough, employee travel may be partially or fully restricted until conditions improve.
  • We will leverage the use of virtual meeting technologies to continue work that would normally be conducted onsite.
  • If an employee has recently returned from any area with a high number of COVID-19 diagnoses, they will be required to work from home for at least [5] calendar days and may return to the office if no symptoms have presented themselves.

Click here for more prevention measures from the World Health Organization.

We recognize that a diagnosis does not mean an employee is unable to work. Therefore, until full recovery is confirmed, if the employee is able to work, they may do so from home, per approval of their immediate manager.

Disclaimer: The information in this template is for general information and education purposes only. It is not intended to provide specific advice about how to deal with COVID-19, neither should it be used as a substitute for legal advice on potential company processes and/or policies.


Jeffrey T Higgs, executive Director South Memphis Renewal CDC – Youth Build Memphis

Phone 901.508.5027

South Memphis Renewal Community Development |