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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Hub

The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, we are taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns. First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt practices protecting the health of employees, customers, visitors or others. We also want to ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of a pandemic.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):

The federal government has passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), please see the resources below for additional details:

 

Working Remotely

If you are working remotely, the Research & Information Services Department has developed the documents listed below for your convenience.

 

Stop the Spread of Germs

We ask all employees to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace. Employees are reminded of the following:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
  • Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

Employees are encouraged to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak.

Travel Advisories

Employees are asked to monitor CDC travel advisories during travel. Please note that information and risk assessment guidance changes frequently; countries that may not pose a risk today may become a country of concern within days.

Travel/Illness Self-Identification

Employees that have recently traveled to an impacted area or have been otherwise exposed or in contact with comeone who has been directly exposed to COVID-19 are asked to report this immediately to Human Resources; all responses will remain confidential and will only be visible to the Human Resources team. We encourage you for the safety and health of fellow employees that you utilize paid leave time and remain at home until you are well.

​What you need to know

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
 

​What to do if you are sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

​Stop the spread of germs

To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19, avoid close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough or sneeeze with a tissue, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and frequently wash your hands with soap and water.
 


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is NCTCOG doing to keep our campus clean?

One of NCTCOG’s priorities is a clean and safe environment that promotes optimal health for our employees. Note that this time of year, infection control efforts to prevent flu and other communicable illnesses are in already place. Other proactive measures to ensure the safety of our campus include implementing increased cleaning protocols, such as extra cleaning and disinfecting in high contact areas, and encouraging staff to use the hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant soap offered across campus.

What can I do to stay well and prevent spread of illness?

Practice good cough etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Don’t cough or sneeze into your hands because subsequent contact with surfaces or other people may spread the infection. Wash hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often—and always after contact with surfaces touched by others. Avoid touching the face, eyes, nose, and mouth prior to washing hands thoroughly or using hand sanitizer. Don’t share drinks or eating utensils. Avoid contact with sick people.

Where can I find hand sanitizers?

Hand sanitizers are in place at near most building entrances, including multiple ones in the conference rooms of Centerpoint Two. They are checked daily by custodial staff and refilled if needed. The best way to prevent the spread of disease is by frequent handwashing, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing.

What should I do if I have symptoms? Should I be tested?

Call your health care professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing; and/or if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19; and/or you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested.

What if a case of COVID-19 is confirmed at NCTCOG?

NCTCOG will follow the protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the direction of health authorities. Those who have had close contact with the patient will be contacted and monitored by the Tarrant County Public Health Department. NCTCOG will fully support those efforts.

How can I stay informed?

Employees should regularly check their NCTCOG.org email address for important information about COVID-19. Additionally, Agency Administration's Communicable Diseases in the Workplace page is regularly updated with current information.