Memo: Coronavirus and Flu Prevention Update
Date: March 23, 2020
To: All employees
From: McLeod Express, LLC Management
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and I’m sure well continue to see a few crazy more still to come. We have seen such an outpouring of support for drivers through social meeting and other avenues. It’s a proud time to be an essential business with essential employees here to serve our country. Please keep up the good work and continue sharing with each other when you find new closures and new businesses supporting drivers for the sake of what is right.
We also want to thank our drivers, office staff and shop staff for being flexible during this time and adhering to new social distancing and electronic communication policies. Some of these will be temporary, but some may lead us to new ways of operating going forward.
As we stated on Friday, we continue to operate “business as usual” and will continue to communicate when/if that changes.
FMCSA has issued new guidance on compliance with drug and alcohol testing for DOT-regulated employers, employees and service agents as it relates to concerns about COVID-19. In general, we are still to adhere to FMCSA drug testing guidelines and, if you have COVID-19-related concerns about testing, you should discuss them with safety immediately. For more details, please visit https://files.constantcontact.com/22760acc001/4d981322-b15c-4843-a343-44dd405b339e.pdf.
Several states have issues official statements on driver’s license and other department of motor vehicle expirations. Click on the relevant state below for their updated information:
Exempt letters will be available soon for all employees who may need documentation to travel in restricted areas for essential business.
As always, we will continue to monitor the developments on local, state, federal and global levels and continue to communicate any changes. Likewise, employees must continue to communicate with their supervisors/managers if their health situations have changed.
Please contact the human resources department with any questions or concerns.
· IL Stay at Home Order – Chicago Tribune
· MDLivefor doctor visits via telephone or online
· U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
· World Health Organization (WHO)