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COVID-19 Virus
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Hi Jean and everyone,

We cancelled all in-person volunteer activities and events before, but this is an excerpt of what we later sent to volunteers specifically about exposure. Essentially, we're asking to be notified and offering confidentiality. It was developed nationally for volunteers in all our state offices and other nationwide programs. Not saying it's right for everyone, but sharing in case you can use.

  • If a volunteer has tested positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please follow all guidance from state and local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about self-quarantine measures. These efforts may also include identifying anyone with whom there was contact.
  • If a volunteer has tested positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19 AND has had direct contact with an AARP employee, please contact [HR REPRESENTATIVE]. The identity of the volunteer will be kept confidential.

Take care!

 
We are trying to get some baselines here.  These are two questions:

1) Should we recommend that volunteers inform us if they have the COVID-19 virus? If they are on site we would take extra cleaning precautions and may inform our workforce that a team member has had the virus. This would be kept as confidential as possible. 

2) If a volunteer lets us know they have the virus, do we have a responsibility to inform the workforce that someone has the virus  or is it the Department of Health's responsibility?

Any comments/thoughts are appreciated. We are gathering information at this time.   Thanks. 
 
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