Thread regarding Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs

Is this what BBB policy is ??

Quarantine and paid leave for 14 days for any associate who tests positive for COVID-19 to recover from the illness.

Notification, quarantine and paid leave for up to 14 days for associates who have been in close contact with the associate who tests positive for COVID-19.

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Post ID: @OP+163ASZHA

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In March they made me stay home when ill. Doc at that time said no COVID but here's a note due to pre-existing conditions as I don't want you around people. Got the note stating I could be "seriously ill" and gave to mgmt. They were nice enuf to pay me a percentage before universal "furlough" in April. I appreciated that, but they also said that "without that note you would not have gotten that". We still do not know if it was COVID I had. The symptoms were there and I had a resident see me and I didn't think he quite knew the range of symptoms in March: sore throat, low grade fever, etc. At any rate, never tested and thanks to the delay in results, probably will never be tested.

Did want to point out one thing- at our store, we still have people furloughed who were full timers and had 20+ years with the company. Rumor has it the PTs, of which I am one, have been extended to Aug 26th on furlough, We'll see how it all shakes out. Can empathize with the Plus orders done in store and F'ed up by the warehouse as we were seeing this for 6 months prior to the shutdown. Makes you feel pretty dumb, eh?

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Post ID: @9nha+163ASZHA

No sm or anyone other then HR would sign a HIPPA agreement. Main reason sm’s aren’t saying anything is because HR wants to hush the situation and not let it escalate. Have none of you notice that that’s how bbb runs? There’s never any transparency, everyone’s in the dark until $#it hits the fan. By law If someone has been in contact or is confirmed covid positive. The people that person has been around need to know. That’s 100% guaranteed. You need to know who’s been in contact so they can quarantine and get tested so that the virus doesn’t spread. Common sense don’t you think? OSHA might do something if cleanliness isn’t up to par but mainly you’d want to go to your department of health or department of labor to report poor management in covid protocol. But as far as getting paid you’re better off collecting unemployment or be on FMLA.

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Post ID: @8hpp+163ASZHA

I’m waiting on my sons covid test and my store manager wants me to come in! It’s been almost 2 weeks waiting for the results and so aggravating but he had most of the symptoms and was exposed. Our family was told to quarantine...I even got a note from the dr stating so...but my SM still thinks I should be working.

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Post ID: @3ugh+163ASZHA

To Wrong;..the OP said they asked the SM about a specific employee and the SM said no. If asked about a specific person no health info can be given out. OP how do you know this person tested positive? If it's only a rumorvthen that's all it is

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Post ID: @1bor+163ASZHA

wrong they cant say who it is but they can say someone in the store tested postive for it without giving any HIPPA info wake up

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Post ID: @1mom+163ASZHA

Publix pays inflected employees for Covid19!

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Post ID: @1lax+163ASZHA

They can’t legally tell you if a person had Covid due to HIPPA laws. That is a thing.

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Post ID: @1rzl+163ASZHA

Follow Up: Our store is relatively small, with a 1SM, 5 Key Holders, 1 Full Time Reciever, 10 Part Timers. For a store this small its like a little family, most of us are in contact with each other outside of work. Most of the part timers actually attend college classes together, and the key holders have been together since the location change.

Regardless, Legally our SM (as far as I know) cant directly give out that kind of information in terms of a diagnosis or a positive result. And even if he were to inform his other associates, there is corporates protocol to follow. which is mainly a template saying "hey an associate has tested positive...." and cant directly give out a name...

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Post ID: @1whp+163ASZHA

To get their a**? Call OSHA and above? You don't even work at that store..SMH... Wait until you know the whole story til you make your threats.

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Post ID: @mbx+163ASZHA

I'm confused about the person who tested positive. How do you know for sure she did? Your DM said she didn't but then said no one should worry and regular cleaning is enough? The SM probably cannot say whether she tested positive or negative due to HIPPA (privacy laws)

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Post ID: @jhd+163ASZHA

Shame on your SM for handling it this way. So help me, if that happened at my store, I’d have everyone from OSHA and above involved. They would not get away with it

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Post ID: @xff+163ASZHA

*Unpaid Leave & They will use up your accrued Sick time & vacation to cover for your recovery time past 14 days.

In my experience they contine to Schedule the Associate who has tested positive and those hours and shifts are not covered or paid for. regardless of the claims that say otherwise

An associate tested positive at our store, we all know she did. Our SM denies it, and refuses to close our store or even discuss cleaning it. This was a little over a month ago, and we still haven't seen her back at work. Her shifts continue to go uncovered but she's still being scheduled.

Anyone who worked with her shouldve been tested, but they told us not to worry. Our SM insisted that there was no way we had been in contact with her.That if we were following regular cleaning protocol we shouldnt have to test. She worked 1 day, then was gone the next we haven't seen her since.

Even requesting a LOA is difficult. Alot of associates are scared and at risk. But we would have to request it through HR, according to our SM theres even the possibility of it being denied. Even if it was granted, it means we cant claim unemployment...

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Post ID: @zog+163ASZHA

why are you asking? has someone at your store tested positive?

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