Just found out a coworker tested positive in my store. Management won't tell the staff, because the employee been out for a week. I found out through another employee. I am annoyed because I had a interaction with this employee a day or 2 from their last day in the store. So I don't understand why they won't say anything. We all talk so it will get out. This employee uses the key pad to enter the building and uses the breakroom. Lmao at MACYS
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Usually a text message and emails sent to all colleagues notifying the employees. And anyone in direct contact is called by askhr. Make sure your contact info is up to date in invite. Maybe that’s why you didn’t know there was a case, I’m assuming
How is not informing co-workers that there is a positive among them consistent with contact tracing?
How sbiut being harassed by stire manager. Do the same rules apply?
There's going to be more chaos this Fall season. 😷
anyone being harassed or worse yet receiving death threats is grounds for immediate termination or criminal charges!
A coworker tested positive at my store, they felt it their responsibility to tell co-workers and it backfired. That person got threats on social media and horrible text messages from co-workers, even death threats. The HIPPA laws are there to protect people. Just because you want to know for your own safety and wouldn’t necessarily do that, doesn’t mean other people wouldn’t. People reacted differently and not always for the better. It ended up not spreading to anyone, telling people just caused more chaos throughout the store.
If you’re practicing personal prevention strategies; it really shouldn’t matter whether a colleague tested positive. A customer could come in the store and be a unknowingly positive?! Be responsible for yourself! If you touch items of common use (i.e. keypad; etc.), wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately following. Don’t wait for someone to test positive to be diligent. If you’re truly concerned you’ve been exposed; get tested. There are places now that will test asymptomatic people. If you’re showing symptoms, call your GP.
Lastly, don’t be afraid! I’m going to assume that if you’re back to work, you’re not in a vulnerable category ... if you are, please know this: no job is worth putting yourself at risk! But also, testing positive is not a death sentence. It can be, I don’t want to diminish the severity ... but it doesn’t have to be. Recovery is actually more common.
Contact your local news channel
That will wake them up
I understand the hippa laws but when it comes to the virus it should not be a big secret as to who may have it! If it were myself I would want my co worker to know so they can make the choice necessary to protect themselves, not Macys!
The second wave of COVID-19 is coming in three months. If employees feel sick either with the flu or COVID-19, do not go to work. This virus is airborne.
Imagine what's going to happen when it's flu season this Fall. The flu and COVID-19 is airborne. Alot of people will be sick this fall and winter. How will Macy's going to handle this situation?
report your store to mayor
Your coworker should be accountable for that too. If not feeling well, he/she should not have to show up to work to begin with.
In our store, the wellness checks are done every morning by the manager opening the building at 8am, and later by the ASTS or a sales manager for the 1045am shift people. If we don't show up at her desk within a few minutes of our shift start time, she is paging you to the office.
Why is your temp being checked? We answer the question if we took our temp at home and if so, and it's below 100.4 we answer the rest of the questions. If you say you didn't take it, then you have to submit to the temp check. Is this something going on in your state requiring temp check at the store instead of just answering the question the company says to answer?
Report it to your local Health Department
Depending on state, contract tracing may not be up to necessary caliber. You should protect yourself, contact your doctor or local department of health and request a text for Covid19. Should be free. They may require personal isolation. If so, contact HR and let them know.
This is happening in Texas
Wht state was the employee working .hope they will be ok. If an employee had it they have to shut down it is reported too.
Do really think they will tell you about every incident of COVID in the workplace? Employee safety is not their top priority no matter what they tell you! Keeping the stores open and making money is their only priority. One of you drop, they just replace you with a furloughed backup.
HIPPA LAWS. They don't have to say a name but just reiterate how serious this is now that has hit our store. Also my temperature is taken during the morning meeting, I've been in the building at least 15 to 20 minutes prior. I've also put my lunch away in the fridge and used the restroom. My point it why isn't someone at the door checking temperature. This employee was in the building for an hour before they decided to go home because they weren't feeling well. Also they work fulfillment and I don't know about your store but all support doesn't come to the morning meeting. So when is the health screening happening?
But.....did the employee open a new cust account before leaving?
HIPPA LAWS! Look it up.
Hope its not Corte Madera, CA!