On May 12, there were 4,014 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Illinois. Cases in August have fluctuated between 1,639 and 2,295, about half of the peak. At Dudek & Bock we have had 5 employees test positive. We appreciate our employees’ cooperation in wearing masks and distancing from co-workers. We are fortunate that our workplace is large and dispersed, which makes close contact less likely. We are very fortunate that infected employees have recovered, and most had mild or no symptoms.
Early in the pandemic we began paying a bonus for those employees who were working on-site. Based on the current situation, we will be reducing the amount of the bonus to $10 per day, effective on 8/31/2020.