Staff Notice – COVID-19 Update
Dear JEC Miller, Inc Staff Member:
Wow! What a year we have had! This year has presented us with challenges that we never expected, but also the opportunity to thrive in such a trying time, and we could not have done it without all of you. We just want to let you all know how grateful we are for your continued care and commitment to the individuals we support! We have a great team and we are in this together. With the office being by appointment only, we also want to remind you all that we still have an “open door” policy. If you ever have questions or concerns we want you to reach out (please see the contact list in the communication book for contact information).
As we anxiously await the vaccines that are on their way, we ask that you all continue to be diligent in taking precautions at the sites as well in your personal lives. We realize this is a lot to ask as we are all getting weary and the holidays create excitement and a longing for things to return to “normal.” Unfortunately, we still have a little more time and we all need to hold out as we hope to near the finish of things being so restrictive. Please continue to keep the health and happiness of individuals we serve in mind as you make your plans outside of work. The healthier we all stay, the less restrictive things will be.
We realize that we are very lucky to have such great staff that are always willing to offer support. Many of you have been so willing to step in and help out as we faced staffing shortages that we greater than we have seen in the past. It does not go unnoticed. Please remember that our attendance policy has not changed with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have decided that the best way to ensure that all of our staff are compensated for their commitment to their jobs and the individuals that we serve, is to provide all staff with a $3.00 per hour additional appreciation pay per hour when working with individuals experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19. We will continue to provide the necessary PPE and follow the Emergency Preparedness Plan (this is attached for you all to review). Changes to this will continue to be made based on recommendations of the DHS/MDH/CDC and JEC Miller, Inc policies in order to keep individuals and employees safe.
Thanks again for all you do and stay healthy!
Your Dedicated Team at JEC Miller, Inc.COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Plan