At least 36 staff of Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) are in self-isolation, having come into direct contact with a stakeholder who got infected with the COVID-19.
In a statement, the media outfit said news making rounds that the staff have rather contracted the virus are false, but the decision to ask them to isolate was “a precautionary measure.”
“To be proactive in protecting staff, management decided to make an arrangement for all who were exposed to the person in line of duty to test for Covid-19 in order to know their status”, the release said.
“The company’s Resident Medical Officer, therefore, requested the Korley Clottey Municipal Health Directorate to test staff who interacted with the stakeholder in line of their duty”.
The Resident Medical Officer,” Dr Jacqui Barnes, said: “This was a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our employees so that if any of them has been infected by the stakeholder, we can isolate the person early enough for treatment, even before symptoms show,”.
Test results still not in
“The false publication came late evening of the same day the tests were taken. As I speak, the results of the tests are still not in so what test report is the publication referring to?” Dr Barnes stressed.
The release also detailed the company’s rigorous adherence to the government’s directive on social distancing at workplaces.
The company has decongested its offices by maintaining half of the workforce and run virtual meetings. Additionally, staff fill health declaration forms when they return from their turn of “social distancing leave.”
“Thus, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has kept to this policy by providing the necessary facilities at its premises to ensure the safety of employees and external stakeholders,” the release said.
“These measures include the wearing of mask before entry and throughout presence in the company, hand sanitizer dispensers and siting of veronica buckets at all controlled points of the company’s offices around the country, temperature checking, as well as distribution of face masks and hand sanitizers to staff”.
Read the entire statement below;
Source: Daily Mail GH