Fourth Employee Tests Positive

We have been informed that a D&B employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Per company policy, this employee has not come to work today, and will not come to work until she has tested negative. This employee works as a machine operator in the 4-slide department. She has been nauseous, dizzy and with fever. Thursday, May 21, was the last time she worked in the plant.  We wish her a speedy recovery.

In the plant, this employee had limited contact with other employees. The one employee with whom she had close contact has been notified and his last day in the plant was May 21. He was tested first, and also had a positive test result. They both can return to work with a negative test result and 14-day quarantine. If you believe you have been in close contact with the 4-slide Department employee within past 14 days, please alert HR or your supervisor with specifics of your exposure immediately.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a company is respect for and among our employees. We will treat information regarding the identity of employees with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent practicable and will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per Company policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees. 

Please contact Nancy Hopkins at if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For the location of testing facilities, see https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

You may want to call your personal physician for recommendations for testing, or if you want to go to a testing facility that requires a doctor’s order. The Covid 19 Hotline Phone number is 1-800-889-3931.

Third Employee Tests Positive

We have been informed that a third D&B employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Per company policy, this employee has not come to work today and will not come to work until he has tested negative. This employee works as a Material Handler in the Shipping Department and had a fever last week for 3 days, but feels fine now.  Thursday, May 21, was the last time he  worked in the plant.  We wish him a fast recovery.

In the plant, within the last two weeks, this employee had very limited contact with other employees. The one employee with whom he had close contact within the past 14 days has been notified and left the plant last Thursday, May 21. She will be tested and can return to work with a negative result.

If you believe you have been in close contact with Shipping Department employees within the past 14 days, please alert HR or your supervisor with specifics of your exposure immediately.

We are committed to providing as safe a working environment as possible for all of our employees. Although four days have passed since this employee was in the plant, on May 26 we did not allow other people to work on the stations where the positive employee worked last week.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a company is respect for and among our employees. We will treat information regarding the identity of employees with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent practicable and will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per Company policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees.

Please contact Nancy Hopkins at if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

For the location of testing facilities, see https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites.   The COVID-19 Hotline phone number is 1-800-889-3931.  They can provide assistance, in multiple languages, in finding a testing site. We recommend that employees contact their personal physician for recommendations. Our employees have also had positive experiences at the state-run drive-through facilities in Markham and Harwood Heights.

 

2nd Employee Tests Positive

A second Dudek & Bock employee has tested positive for COVID-19.  Like the first, he has no symptoms and is feeling fine. The second employee left the plant on Monday morning and has not been at work since then. He was identified as a possible contact of Employee #1.  Employees identified as likely having contact with Employee #2 have been advised to remain home and be tested. If you have questions please contact your supervisor or HR at 773-466-3121.

Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

This morning we were informed by a first shift employee that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Per company policy, the employee has not come to work today and will not come to work until he has tested negative.  He feels fine and has no symptoms. We appreciate his approval for revealing his name to protect fellow employees. Last Friday was the last time he worked in the plant.

In the plant, this employee had limited activities in a small area near his position in last two weeks and didn’t socialize much. The few employees he had close contact with in past 14 days have been notified and have left the plant. They will be tested.

If you believe you have been in close contact with this employee in past 14 days, please alert HR or your supervisor with specifics of your exposure.

We are committed to providing as safe a working environment as possible for all of our employees. If virus was left on any objects in the plant, it should have died out over the weekend. Still, today we are not allowing other employees to work where the affected employee worked last week. Further, we have arranged for the plant to be professionally disinfected after the first shift today.

There is no second shift today. The plant will reopen tomorrow.

Employees who are at the plant today will receive additional $25 beyond the regular bonus.

Please contact Nancy Hopkins at 773-466-3121 if you have any questions or concerns.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at:
http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

For the location of testing facilities, see https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

The closest testing facility to Dudek & Bock is Loretto Hospital. No appointment is needed, and no doctor referral is necessary, but their testing capacity is limited, so please call first: 773-854-5475. You may want to call your personal physician for recommendations for testing, or if you want to go to a testing facility that requires a doctor’s order.

COVID19 Employee Notice

DUDEK & BOCK is operating as an essential business operation under Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, paragraph 12.

QUESTIONS regarding this notice should be directed to:

GENERAL RULES

  1. Any employee who has been experiencing or develops the following symptoms must not report to work.  If these symptoms develop while at work, inform a supervisor immediately regarding your condition and maintain social distancing from others. If these symptoms develop outside of work, call your healthcare provider immediately. Symptoms include:
    • Coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing.
    • Early symptoms may include chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
    • New loss of taste or smell.
  2. If you come into close contact with someone showing these symptoms or are exposed to a COVID-19 positive person in past 72 hours, notify D&B for direction on whether you can come to work.
  3. Employees should maintain a 6-foot distance from all others within the building and may not congregate anywhere on the premises. Employees are required to wear a face covering when they are less than 6 feet away from another person.
  4. Failure to follow these general rules may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Copy of Employee Notice

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