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SCA Pharma is committed to consistent action and communication around the COVID-19 crisis.

The timeline below illustrates actions taken by SCA Pharma as we navigate the situation. Also included are CDC Guidance alerts (red), government actions (green) and special announcements (yellow).

SCA Pharma Coronavirus Response

November 2

SCA Action

  • HR revises guidelines to assure health and safety in the workplace
October 24

SCA Action

  • Windsor, CT employee tests positive.
  • Contract tracing policy implemented.
  • Employee remains quarantined per policy

 

September 14

SCA Action

  • One new case of COVID-19 since last update.
  • Reminder and evidence provided to all employees regarding the value of masks, distancing and hygiene as primary protection against COVID-19.
  • AR employee had not worked since 8/25-no contact tracing required.
August 10

SCA Action

  • No changes in operational standards
July 26

SCA Action

  • No new cases of COVID-19 since last update.
  • Infrared walk up temperature scanners are being installed this week.
  • SCA is doubling the amount of PTO that can be carried over to 2021 in response to the pandemic. We are increasing it from 5 days or 40 hours to 10 days or 80 hours.
May 26

CDC Action

  • Workforce needed to quickly scale up COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities, including specific job roles.
  • Provided guidance to jurisdictions on measuring the success of case investigation and contact tracing activities. Suggested process and outcome metrics are provided.
  • Managing investigations during a COVID-19 outbreak in congregate settings, correctional facilities, workplaces, healthcare settings, schools, and homeless shelters.
April 24

SCA Action

  • Leadership thanked the direct labor force for coming to work everyday during a Pandemic. SCA is paying a bonus to employee’s with at least 80 hours of paid time, including PTO.
April 21

SCA Action

  • Hero Banners placed at both locations
April 20

SCA Action

  • Second Windsor employee tests positive for COVID-19
  • HR follows up with people who called in sick to do a health check and assist with access to SCA’s supporting benefits
  • Issued Return to Work guidelines
April 20

Special Announcement

The National Guard organized a donation of hand sanitizer to the Department of Public Health from SCA to be distributed to medical personnel on the front line of the COVID-19 fight at recovery centers around the State

April 19

CDC Alert

  • CDC is closely monitoring a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. See its background, source, and spread, and the latest on the situation in the U.S.
April 16

SCA Action

  • Redefined SCA’s cleaning program to allay fears regarding the first case of COVID-19
  • Emphasized the importance of PPE and personal hygiene
  • Mandatory masks
April 15

SCA Action

  • First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Windsor. Initiated protocols for a confirmed case, reviewed log books, video footage and conducted interviews to make an initial determination of employees that may have been in close contact with the individual. Asked individuals who worked directly on the batches produced with this colleague to self-isolate.
  • We received a micro market cooler, twice the size of our existing cooler, allowing employees to buy food from the market and avoid going to the grocery store.
April 8

SCA Action

  • Encouraged Cleanroom employees, including Material Sanitizers, Aseptic Cleaners, Aseptic Assistants, Expeditors, Compounders, and Pharmacists to wear sterile masks outside of the cleanroom environment.
April 7

SCA Action

  • Leadership shared letters from grateful SCA customers
  • Introduced temperature screening for everyone entering the facilities
April 6

SCA Action

  • Added a second shift in the Chemistry Lab and split the first shift in two to ensure we have coverage in case of illnesses
April 1

SCA Action

  • Received 6 outdoor picnic tables from our landlord to help spread out employees
March 26

Government Action

  • The Governors of Connecticut and Massachusetts affirm that pharmaceutical services are essential business
  • Announced Government stimulus package
March 25

SCA Action

  • Hired an additional custodian to clean the facility throughout the day, including all door handles, conference rooms, tables, etc.
March 20

SCA Action

  • Issued letters to all employees to travel to/from work as we are essential workers
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