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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

January 7

SCA Action

  • Facilities department has installed self-cleaning devices on many of our commonly touched door surfaces
January 6

SCA Action

  • 4 employees test positive
    • 2 from Windsor and 2 from Little Rock
  • No contract tracing was required as these employees had not been in the facility due to the holidays.
  • Reminder to keep doing what we know works and follow the protocols we have put in place, at work and at home.
  • It is also extremely important that if you have any symptoms, or have been in contact with suspected or confirmed cases, to please stay home.
December 24

SCA Action

  • No new cases this week.
  • Reminder to keep doing what we know works and follow the protocols we have put in place, at work and at home.
December 18

SCA Action

  • 1 Little Rock employee tested positive.
  • No contract tracing was required as this employee had called out and no one else was exposed.
  • Employee remains quarantined per policy.
December 14

SCA Action

  • 3 employees called out for symptoms or exposure.
    • We treat them as positive until we confirm otherwise.
    • 1 of the 3 employees taken to the hospital with classic COVID symptoms.
December 4

SCA Action

  • 5 employees test positive
  • Contract tracing policy implemented.
  • Employees remain quarantined per policy.
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.
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