Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory

GLOBAL Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 FAST FACTS

What are the symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how is it transmitted? 

COVID-19 symptoms may develop within 14 days of exposure and range from mild to very serious or death.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath, which in serious cases can lead to pneumonia 

Coronavirus transmission: Close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing Airborne transmission when tiny droplets remain in the air even after the person with the virus leaves the area.

 

**COVID-19 Health Decision Matrix
 
COVID-19 GLOBAL STATISTICS

Where can I find the most recent coronavirus statistics? 

Rolling updates on the coronavirus are posted here daily: World Health Organization, Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

 

WORKPLACE SAFETY 

What has been done to ensure a safe workplace for essential employees who continue to work onsite and others?

The following measures have been taken to protect our employees, contingent workers, etc.:

  • Staggered shifts so fewer people are in the workplace
  • Social distancing has been implemented (employees should stay 6 feet / 2 meters apart)
  • Meetings via teleconference as much as possible; no more than 6 people in a meeting if the meeting must be conducted in person
  • Minimize third party visitors to the facility
  • Sanitation stations set up throughout the facility and office areas

 

What happens if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 or exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

You will be sent home. You will be asked to identify all individuals who worked in close proximity (within 6 feet / 2 meters) with you for more than 15 minutes during the previous 6 days to ensure we have a full list of people who should also be sent home. They will be told that they have been exposed to the virus by a fellow employee, but your name will not be shared due to privacy concerns. Your workspace and any shared work areas will be deep cleaned, and building management will be informed so that additional precautions can be taken. For more details, please see the EHS process document. Notify your manager, local EHS (shamid@agcbio.com in CPH, jfauver@agbio.com in SEA, and jwingard@agcbio.com in CO), Global EHS (dsteinbacher@agcbio.com) and local HR (mrsondergaard@agcbio.com in CPH and cpacaro@agcbio.com in the U.S.) via phone or email. Please remember that employees under self-quarantine should avoid close personal contact with other employees, even outside of work hours.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Social Distancing

What is social distancing in the workplace? 
  • Maintain 6 feet or 2 meters distance from others within the workplace.
  • Refrain from shaking hands or other direct contact.
  • Limit face-to-face meetings and discussions. Use teleconferencing (Zoom, Skype, etc.) or communicate by email wherever possible to minimize direct personal contact.
  • If a face-to-face meeting is required, limit it to a small group of 6 participants or less.
  • Large company gatherings and meetings are to be postponed and remote technology employed where possible (Zoom, Skype, etc.).
  • Avoid carpooling and public transportation when commuting to work.
  • If public transportation must be used as a last resort, please practice social distancing guidelines above, and if possible, travel at times when public transportation is less crowded.
  • Avoid eating together if you can (sit at a desk, car, outside or bring your own lunch in) – Be especially mindful when getting coffee, water or snacks in common spaces.
  • Keep note of which people you have had close contact with and which rooms/spaces you have utilized.
  • If you have other creative ideas with regards to social distancing, share them with your manager or email covid-19@agcbio.com .

WORKPLACE ACCESS BY THIRD PARTIES

Will we restrict the number of visitors to our facility? 

Yes.  Site visits, audits and any other third party visitors (vendors, construction companies, suppliers, etc.) may only access the facility with the approval of our Site Head or an authorized LT member.  Reference your site FAQs for more information on steps your site is taking to restrict access in order to create a safer environment for essential and hybrid employees. 

Can I bring my child to the facility?

No, we are restricting the number of visitors to our facility until further notice.

 
TIME OFF WORK:  PAID OR UNPAID?

General Principal: If employees are working, whether remotely or onsite, they will be paid. 

What happens if I am ill and can’t work?

Reference your site FAQs for information pertaining to sick leave or contact your manager or HR Business Partner for clarification. 


REMOTE WORKING 

Employees: Please reference the Guidelines for Employees Working Remotely

Managers: Please reference the Guidelines for Managing Remote Teams.