Understanding Stay-At-Home Orders
UNDERSTANDING “STAY AT HOME” or “SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDERS
APPLIED TO COORSTEK
United States Only
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I know my state or local government is taking steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus by putting into place “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in- place” orders that tell me I should stay home. CoorsTek tells me that I should come to work.
Q: What should I do?
A: Three things to consider:
- You should not come to work when you are sick.
- If you are not sick, you should come to work if your job cannot be performed from home.
- You may work from home if you are able to effectively perform your normal job duties from home including having: access to needed equipment; received approval from your leadership; and notified your HRBP.
Reason: The orders issued by state and local government contain “exemptions” or exceptions for certain types of businesses. These exempted businesses are referred to as “critical” or “essential” or other similar word. If a business is exempt from the order, then the “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in- place” restrictions do not apply to that business or to its employees required to continue operation of the business.
Because of the products made by CoorsTek and the customers we serve, CoorsTek is a “critical” or “essential” business. Since CoorsTek is exempted from the orders this means CoorsTek employees should report to work if they cannot perform their job from home.
When you are at work you must comply with social distancing requirements as implemented at your work location.
Q: Why is CoorsTek a “critical” or “essential” business?
A: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued guidance identifying the types of businesses and workers that are essential to the United States. The state and local governments use this DHS guidance to determine what businesses are “critical” or “essential” for purposes of the “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in- place” orders.
CoorsTek’s materials and products are used by our customers in several industries listed in the DHS guidance, including but not limited to: Healthcare and Public Health, Food and Agriculture, Energy, Communications and Information, and Critical Manufacturing (including the defense industrial base).
If you would like more information about how the products made at your facility support the “critical” or “essential” industries listed in the DHS guidance please refer to the CoorsTek Critical Infrastructure website page.
Q: How will I know if CoorsTek is no longer considered to be a “critical” or “essential” business?
A: CoorsTek reviews government orders related to the COVID pandemic and will inform our employees if CoorsTek is no longer considered to be a “critical” or “essential” business.