As we monitor and anticipate the potential impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), our priority is to keep you informed.
The IAT Management Committee is meeting daily to assess the virus developments and our policies* as a response. We are confident that our business continuity plans will help us navigate these ever-changing conditions, along with your support. If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please talk with your manager. We will continue to share information with you as necessary.
We understand this can be a stressful and distracting time. Thank you for staying focused and productive – it's very much appreciated.
*Policies may vary by location
Non-essential Travel – We recommend postponing non-essential work travel such as inter-company visits. Instead, use Zoom technology or conference calls. Essential business travel is generally defined as those situations where business cannot reasonably be conducted without face-to-face interaction or visits to specific locations.
Stay Home if You're Sick or Exposed – This is an important reminder at any time but especially during flu season. Please stay home if you're feeling sick, experiencing flu-like symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who is sick, such as caring for a sick loved one.
Office Social Gatherings – Effective Monday, March 16th, site leaders will be postponing office social gatherings for the near term as a precaution.
Per CDC recommendations, employees returning from travel to a Level 3 country are asked to self-quarantine, working remotely from home for two weeks, prior to returning to the office. Currently, these include China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The below links provide additional information regarding COVID-19: