If a credit union employee is confirmed infected during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure. Anticipate employee fear, anxiety, rumors, and misinformation, and plan communications accordingly.
Please note that employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.
If you have any questions on how to handle this from a business continuity perspective, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our BCP team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We were founded as a BCP and Disaster Recovery CUSO, and we are here to help the credit union community during this challenging time.