Covid-19

TO: MBUSI TEAM MEMBERS AND ON-SITE PARTNERS:

MBUSI is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases among Team Members, which mirrors
trends in the State of Alabama. We are carefully watching trends and we are prepared to
take measures to prioritize Team Member health and safety.
COVID is not gone. It is still infecting people and there are still people out there who can
be very sick with COVID. As a reminder, please do your part to protect yourself and
others from C0VID:

  •  Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Wear a mask indoors in public spaces when appropriate
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Test to prevent spread to others
  • Wash your hands often

As always, we want to ensure that all Team Members have a healthy and safe work environment. We continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) both through our local efforts and in alignment with a Mercedes-Benz Task Force and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).  Here are other current measures we have implemented, as well as tips and resources to help you stay healthy.


LOCAL COVID-19 VACCINATION LOCATIONS BELOW:

CURRENTLY MOST VACCINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE WITH NO WAITING PERIOD
 

FIND SPECIFIC COVID-19 VACCINES NEAR YOU AT- VACCINES.GOV

CVS Pharmacy – COVID Vaccine Registration

DCH Health System – COVID Vaccine Registration

MainStreet Family Care – COVID Vaccine Registration

Publix – COVID Vaccine Registration  (also accepting walk-ins)

UAB Medicine – COVID Vaccine Registration 

Walmart –COVID Vaccine Registration 

Sam’s Club –COVID Vaccine Registration

Walgreens – COVID Vaccine Registration

Costco – COVID Vaccine (J&J and Moderna both available)


COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

– Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

– Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

– Information About Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

– Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

– Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

– Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

–  CDC Vaccine Information for you and your family – click here>>


MBUSI TEAM MEMBERS ON-SITE COVID-19 RAPID TESTING SERVICES & SCHEDULE

  • MBUSI still provides on-site testing, which is offered at Gate 24 in the Plant 1 Parking lot – near the Guardhouse/Turnstile entry to the 167 Body Shop.
  • Due to increasing positivity rates — out of an abundance of caution — we are increasing our on-site testing hours.
  • New hours effective Tuesday, July 5th will be Monday thru Friday, 5 – 11 am and 4 – 6pm.

    Note:  Call the MBUSI medical office COVID-19 Hotline at 205-507-2561.

    MBUSI HOUSEHOLD QUARANTINE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

    pdfClick here for MBUSI Household Quarantine Documentation Requirements>>


    WHAT ARE MBUSI’S PRIMARY GOALS?

    1. Keep Team Members healthy and safe.
    2. Keep Team Members informed.
    3. Sustain business operations.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS?

    For CDC Recommendations – click here>>

    For Carehere Recommendations – click here>>


    WHAT SHOULD MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS BE DOING NOW?

    Frequent communication with your direct reports is very important.

    1. Encourage employees to adhere to CDC guidance to avoid respiratory infections
    2. Follow current CDC guidance for businesses:
      1. Wear your mask properly and encourage sick employees or employees with sick family members to stay home.
      2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
      3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
      4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
      5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
      6. Perform routine environmental cleanings of workstations and workplace
      7. Encourage employees to follow CDC guidelines for travel.
      8. Send sick employees home. (You have this authority.)

        NOTE: If you send a sick Team Member home, please contact HR and Disability Management/Medical Health Management for guidance on managing subsequent absences and time coding.


    WHAT IS MERCEDES-BENZ U.S. INTERNATIONAL DOING TO PREPARE IF THIS GETS BETTER OR WORSE?

    As the CDC updates recommendations, we will be implementing these in conjunction with current pandemic planning. Business units are reviewing and updating current pandemic plans.


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