To all Forward employees,
As our state moves towards economic re-engagement, we continue to refine our business practices to align with the governor’s executive orders and CDC recommendations.
Here are a few updates and reminders I would like to share.
- As a reminder, if you are feeling ill, please contact your immediate supervisor BEFORE reporting to work. Symptoms to be especially aware of include cough, shortness of breath, and a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. Posters will be coming to your location soon that will include reminders on additional symptoms and protocol on how to address these should you have them. But the most important thing is that if you are displaying symptoms, do not come to work until you have spoken to your manager.
- Regarding symptoms, employees are required to take a daily self-assessment in order to keep their own health and wellness top of mind. In many industries, working when not feeling well is a common practice, but given the greater health concerns the world is facing, such practice is no longer acceptable; Every employee must pay careful attention to their own health to keep others safe. COVID-19 symptom check posters will be posted to WorkJam today and physical copies will be in your stores soon. We are also asking that you voluntarily notify your supervisor if a member of the household has been diagnosed, per CDC recommendations.
- The requirement to wear masks while at work in a public setting is part of the governor’s updated executive order. We are required to comply with this order and therefore employees are required to wear a mask at all times.
- Yesterday evening, the governor extended her executive order so that places of public accommodation remain closed through May 28. This includes restaurants, bars, theaters, casinos, and many others. Therefore, the LumberJack will remain closed, and our Subways will continue to be unable to provide dine-in service. Take-out, delivery, and drive thru options will remain in place for Subway.
I remain hopeful we will continue to see encouraging trends in our state’s COVID numbers that will allow us to progress through re-opening milestones the governor continues to lay out. Communication may happen fast and furious as these steps occur, so please remember you can visit forwarcorp.com/coronavirus for all up-to-date correspondence.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
President, Forward Corp.