COVID-19 Updates at Ace Electric
Ace Electric is monitoring the latest developments with COVID-19 and tracking all updated health information coming from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our top priority is to keep our employees, clients and their families safe and sound.
First Stop Health: If you are enrolled in Ace Electric’s health plan, you are your covered dependents are able to avoid an in-person visit to a doctor. There is no fee or copay to use this service – it’s FREE.
Employee Assistance for COVID-19
Paid Time Off:
- Disaster PTO: Requests to use Disaster PTO should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Disaster PTO is limited to no more than 16 hours per year.
- Personal PTO: Requests to use PTO can be submitted in the normal manner.
- Borrowed PTO: Employees will be allowed to Borrow up to 80 hours of PTO. Borrowed PTO payout is capped at 24 hours per week.
Other Financial Assistance:
- Ace Electric has a free Employee Assistance Program with Financial tools and resources as well as personal counseling. Call 1-800-316-2796 for confidential consultation and resource services.
- If you are interested in taking a hardship loan from your 401k, please call BlueStar at 1-800-878-5220.
- If you have reduced hours due to a job shut down, you may be eligible for unemployment. To file for unemployment, visit your state’s Department of Labor website.
- If an employee is unpaid due to circumstances surrounding this crisis, Ace Electric will not cancel any insurance coverages you may have. If you owe insurance premiums, we will assist in setting up convenient payment arrangements when you return to work.
Tips for Staying Healthy
- Do not come to work if you have a fever. CDC defines fever as 100.4 degrees or higher.
- Contact your Supervisor to let them know if you are unable to report to work and why. Supervisors should immediately report COVID-19 related information to email@example.com immediately.
- If you are out of work due to a fever, get tested for COVID-19 and bring a Release to Return to Work from your doctor.
- Routines should be established for disinfecting work spaces and surfaces frequently.
- All company meetings with attendance of 50 or more people have been canceled for the next 8 weeks.
- Attempt to limit the number of employees traveling in company vehicles to no more than two employees at a time.
- Employees who travel to Hotspot States (California, Washington and New York), travel on cruises or travel internationally must self-quarantine for 14 days.
- All staff are required to promote and adhere to standard COVID-19 Precautions: hand-washing, limited contact, etc. Visit this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html