Author: mkirchoff

~ 04/30/09

As you are aware, there has been a lot in the news about the swine flu.  A number of isolated cases have been reported throughout the US.

It is our hope that this will be contained quickly.  Nevertheless, we should be proactive and follow some common sense practices to ensure that we all stay healthy.

  • Flu-like symptoms vary and can include fever, aching, coughing, shortness of breath, congestion, headache, etc.  If you develop such symptoms please be sure to contact your manager and call in sick.  Do not come into work.  Your manager will notify (your business manager/HR’ name).  Before you return to work, (your business manager/HR’ name) will need a note from your doctor releasing you to work.
  • If you have been on vacation in Mexico within the past couple of weeks or plan to go to Mexico, please contact (your business manager/HR’ name).
  • We will have an ample supply of hand sanitizers available in all studios, restrooms, and other high-traffic work areas in the building.  Please use the sanitizers throughout the day.
  • On-air personnel and board operators should sanitize your hands every time you enter the studio.  Any common area equipment users (such as employees using shared computers, for example) should clean your hands before and after using the equipment.
  • Microphones should be wiped with a slightly damp anti-bacterial wipe prior to each operator’s duty rotation.  This includes all microphones in the studio and production areas.  DO NOT spray the microphones as this can damage them but use pre-soaked anti-bacterial wipes that are slightly damp.
  • Common areas such as kitchens, restrooms, programming lounges, reception areas, should be wiped down throughout the day by all employees.  Telephones and receivers should also be wiped daily.
  • Be sure to give (your business manager/HR’ name) your current contact information such as home phone, cell phone, home email address and emergency contact information (name, relationship and phone.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or (your business manager/HR’ name) directly.

Again, there is no need to panic.  Our goal is to be proactive and responsible.

Thank you.