COVID-19 HR Update

Dear Boundless, 

The health and safety of the people we serve and the people who provide services are of utmost importance to us. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, Boundless has been very fortunate — so far — to have very minimal incidents of COVID-19. As the state of Ohio slowly opens back up and adjusts to the new normal, we’re taking additional steps to maintain good health throughout the organization. 

One of those steps is requiring all Boundless staff to self-screen before coming to work each day. This is not a new requirement, but we wanted to take a moment to stress its importance once again, and to ensure our employees understand the process and what to do it symptoms should surface. To make the process simpler, we have adopted one screening tool for all Boundless employees to use. You must complete this screening tool before work each and every time you report to a Boundless work location. There are no exceptions. 

According to updated CDC guidelines, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. 

Symptoms may appear two to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: 

  • Fever or chills 

  • Cough 

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

  • Fatigue 

  • Muscle or body aches 

  • Headache 

 

  • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Sore throat 

  • Congestion or runny nose 

  • Nausea or vomiting 

  • Diarrhea 

 

If you find that you have any of these symptoms outside of work, when self-screening before work, or during your shift, you must immediately contact your manager. Managers must immediately contact me for review and response.  

Further, if you find that any of the people we serve have any of these symptoms, you must follow your established procedures and notify your manager and nursing immediately.  

Only we can control the spread, Boundless. We all must remain extremely vigilant in our observation of ourselves and those we work with and support. If you see something, say something.  

To ensure health and safety, symptomatic employees are only permitted to return to work after all three of the below are true:  

  • They have had no fever for at least seventy-two hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers). 

  • Their other symptoms have improved (for example, cough or shortness of breath has improved). 

  • At least seven days have passed since the symptoms first appeared. 

Don’t forget — all Boundless employees are required to wear a face covering while at work. Whether indoors or outdoors, it is a mandatory requirement while you are on the job. Please note that administrative staff is also required to wear a mask unless they are alone in an enclosed room or working from home. For those staff who enter an office building, you must wear a mask in all public spaces, including restrooms, hallways, and lobbies. Aside from the masks we’ve already provided, Boundless is in the process of distributing additional branded reusable cloth masks to all staff. 

As always, thank you very much for your extraordinary efforts in keeping each other and the people we serve safe. 

Sincerely, 

Matt Hobbs 
Director, Human Resources 
I Am Boundless, Inc.