IFB Business Travel Requirements
- Any business travel REQUIRES approval from the IFB Solutions Coronavirus Response Team.
- The Coronavirus Response team will consult with IFB Solutions medical staff during the decision-making process for each travel request and any critical circumstances that follow.
- The IFB employee who is traveling is responsible for coordinating any logistics related to travel regulations and restrictions. Be aware that some states and territories require a quarantine immediately upon arrival, specifically if you are traveling from North Carolina. The employee is REQUIRED to communicate logistical information with your supervisor before traveling so the Coronavirus Response Team can accurately assess the request.
- For links to state and territory travel restrictions visit https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html
- While traveling, you will be REQUIRED to wear a mask and follow all CDC recommended prevention methods, which include the following:
- Clean your hands often.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, after touching surfaces frequently touched by others, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and before touching your face or eating.If soap and water are not available, bring and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others, keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Wear a cloth face covering in public.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
- Clean your hands often.
Should you need to quarantine due to a COVID-19 concern during or after your business travel, you will be paid through the People First Fund. Those who can telework will be asked to do so and will not need People First Fund assistance.
While IFB Solutions will not create controls around your travel plans outside of work, we ask that you do everything you can to keep you and your co-workers safe. We highly recommend you follow CDC COVID-19 prevention guidelines as listed above, avoid COVID-19 hotspots, communicate your travel plans as necessary with your supervisor and review CDC travel considerations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
- If you choose to travel for personal reasons, you may be asked to quarantine or seek a COVID-19 test before returning to work.
- Should you need to quarantine due to a COVID-19 concern after your personal travel, you will NOT be paid through the People First Fund and will be expected to use PTO.
If you are traveling internationally for personal reasons, you are REQUIRED to make sure the Coronavirus Response Team is aware of your plans before you leave the country. You may be asked to quarantine or seek a COVID-19 test upon your return.
The following apply to ALL business, personal and international travel:
- If during your travels you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home and notify your supervisor immediately.
- If you start to feel sick while traveling, or upon your return, stay home from work and contact your supervisor immediately.
- You may be asked to quarantine and seek COVID-19 testing before returning to work.
- All travel policies last updated Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Click here for COVID-19 symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. If for any reason you are asked to stay home after traveling for COVID-19 related reasons, the Coronavirus Response Team will determine your return-to-work date.
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