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CrownBio & Coronavirus 

Last Updated June 30th, 2020

COVID-19 Policy and Employee Guidance

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In view of the development of the novel coronavirus, the CrownBio leadership team has issued the following policies and guidelines related to Coronavirus.

CrownBio will continue to closely monitor the situation and ensure that we take prudent and rational steps to protect our employees and families, as well as our customers and partners. If you feel you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the dedicated support email, phone number, or your line manager.

Thank you for your continued support and vigilance.

 

Employee Working Location 

 

4/15/20

All US and EU

  • US and EU based employees can elect to work remotely from home
  • US and EU based employees who can work from home should do so immediately and will receive regular pay
  • US and EU based employees requesting changes to their normal work schedule should obtain approval from their immediate Line Manager

Working from Home Guidance

  • We ask employees to adhere to all Company policies and work with their Manager or HR if they have questions.
  • Many families will experience disruption to their routines and schedule we ask that where possible Employees demonstrate their commitment to complete their daily professional duties, including but not limited to:
    • Fulfilling committed tasks and deadlines where possible
    • Being reachable by colleagues, customers and business partners where possible
    • Being responsive to phone calls and email, or text.
  • Employees should ensure and arrange for themselves a professional working environment and safe work space. All employees are expected to act in accordance to the following general guidelines:
    1. Take reasonably practical steps for safety and health of yourself and those affected by your work
    2. Familiarize yourself with the surroundings and understand the occupational safety including potential hazards, safety of machinery/equipment evacuation plan
    3. Maintain good practices of health management
  • The rules regarding data protection and information security are particularly important. They must be obeyed within the framework of legal and company regulations. All employees are required to protect internal company information against any loss, tampering, disclose, divulge and misuse of any kind and to strictly observe confidentiality obligations while home working. All assets assigned to the employees must be protected from theft, damage or misuse.

CBSD Site Specific Information

 

7/13/20

CBSD Find a Local Testing Center

Management / Leadership Interaction

  • The Core / Site Management Team will communicate weekly to ensure alignment of operations and business / Site objectives
    • Finance and PM teams: Will be on-site two days a week.
    • HR: Will be on-site two days a week
    • Quality: Will be on-site at least three days a week to ensure operational compliance
    • SD team: SDs should be on-site for all milestone time points and team meetings.

Working Remotely:
For those team members that work from home, continue to do so.

  • Focus on the quality of communication and interaction.
    • Work closely with your teams and colleagues. Do not assume a simple email or instant message is sufficient to complete the objective, goal, or task.
    • Encourage/continue to replicate face to face interaction utilizing Team Zoom Meetings and calls for 1:1’s

Working On-Site:

  • Masks: Wearing masks at all times is a mandatory requirement when on-site.
  • Visitors: At this time, visitors are prohibited from the site.
  • Density: Maintain social distancing at all times and ensure adequate lab space to allow functionality within each lab
  • March 29, 2020: County of San Diego - Order Of The Health Officer And Emergency Regulations
  • On 3/19/20 California issued a statewide Executive Order ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay at home or at their place of residence. The Order allows for an exemption for these individuals to work onsite on an as-needed basis to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors such as Healthcare and Public Health Sector. CrownBio qualifies under such exemption from the Executive Order

CBLA Site Specific Information

 

7/13/20

CBLA Find a Local Testing Center

Management / Leadership Interaction

  • The Core / Site Management Team should communicate weekly to ensure alignment of operations and objectives
    • Finance and PM teams: to be on-site two days a week.
    • HR: to be on-site two days a week
    • Quality: on-site at least three days a week to ensure operational compliance
    • SDs & SLs: Should be on-site for key milestone meetings.

Working Remotely:
For those team members that work from home, continue to do so.

  • Focus on the quality of communication and interaction.
    • Work closely with your teams and colleagues. Do not assume a simple email or instant message is sufficient to complete the objective, goal, or task.
    • Encourage/continue to replicate face to face interaction utilizing Team Zoom Meetings and calls for 1:1’s

Working On-Site:

  • Masks: Wearing masks at all times is a mandatory requirement when on-site.
  • Visitors: At this time, visitors are prohibited from the site.
  • Density: Maintain social distancing at all times and ensure adequate lab space to allow functionality within each lab
  • Shift Work: We will continue with flexible shifts until further notice

Update List:

  • On 3/23/20 Louisiana issued a statewide Executive Order similar to California. It states that all individuals living in the State of Louisiana to stay home or at their place of residence, the Order allows for an exemption for these individuals to work onsite on an as-needed basis to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors such as Healthcare and Public Health Sector. CrownBio qualifies under such exemption from the Executive Order

CBUK Site Specific Information

 

5/4/20

Management / Leadership Interaction

  • The Core / Site Management Team should communicate weekly to ensure alignment of operations and objectives
    • Finance and PM teams: to be on-site two days a week.
    • HR: to be on-site two days a week
    • Quality: on-site at least three days a week to ensure operational compliance
    • SDs: should be on-site for key milestone time points and team meetings.

Working Remotely:
For those team members that work from home, continue to do so.

  • Focus on the quality of communication and interaction.
    • Work closely with your teams and colleagues. Do not assume a simple email or instant message is sufficient to complete the objective, goal, or task.
    • Encourage/continue to replicate face to face interaction utilizing Team Zoom Meetings and calls for 1:1’s

Working On-Site:

  • Masks: Wearing masks at all times is a mandatory requirement when on-site.
  • Visitors: At this time, visitors are prohibited from the site.
  • Density: Maintain social distancing at all times and ensure adequate lab space to allow functionality within each lab
  • Shift Work: We will continue with flexible shifts until further notice
Update List:

Country and State Guidance 

 

Time Off 

 

3/20/20

Employee Pay

  • During this unprecedented time CrownBio employees can be assured that they will not be impacted financially as a result of COVID-19.
  • US and European based employees will be paid as normal for any time away from work as a result of COVID-19.
  • Time off as a result of COVID-19 will not be deducted from your current sick time, or vacation time balances.
  • All time off requests must be communicated and agreed with the employee’s Manager and HR.

Managing Attendance 

 

3/20/20

Attendance Policy

  • Employees are required to notify their Manager and HR in advance if they require an altered work schedule
  • It is the employee’s responsibility to communicate if they are unable to be at work or running late. They may text, email and/or call their Manager.
  • ALL departments MUST track Attendance. All department managers of each site are responsible for tracking their Team’s attendance, well-being, work status and providing Site Manager and Regional HR an update on a weekly basis (or daily, as urgent issues may arise). Updates will be discussed in weekly Pandemic Committee calls.

US and European Leaders will be tasked to track:

  • onsite employee headcount
  • employees working from home
  • employees who are ill, caring for an ill Spouse, Children, Parent or Grandparent
  • employees who are unable to work due to child care

Quarantine 

 

3/20/20

Quarantine Guidance

  • If you or someone in your home is sick, Family first! PLEASE STAY HOME!
  • The Company is requiring our employees to self-quarantine based on federal, state, and national government regulation
  • 14 days’ quarantine is the basic requirement if any of the following applies to you
    • Returning from air travel (international or domestic)
    • Exposed to someone in your household that is ill, or feeling under the weather and exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Employees are encouraged to use this time to recover.
  • If the employee has been ill for more than (14) days, the employee will be required to provide a Return to Work Release from their Physician to Regional HR if possible

Business Travel 

 

3/17/20

Domestic Air Travel

  • Only business critical travel that cannot be conducted virtually/by teleconference is permitted. Discuss with division leader prior to travel.

International Travel

  • All international travel is prohibited until further notice

Domestic Conferences/Tradeshows/Meetings

  • Attendance at all tradeshows events is Prohibited until further notice

Personal Travel 

 

3/17/20

Domestic Air Travel

  • Domestic travel plans should be discussed with Line Management and HR must be informed prior to travel

International Travel

Domestic Conferences/Tradeshows/Meetings

  • Attendance must be discussed with line management and HR prior to attendance.

Events & Meetings 

 

3/17/20

Conferences/Tradeshows/Meetings

  • Attendance at all tradeshows or industry events is prohibited until further notice.

Contacts 

 

HR Partners

US & EU Site Managers

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