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Free COVID-19 Assistance to Employers From Genesis

Free COVID-19 Assistance to Employers From Genesis

Friday, May 8, 2020

Press Release

Zanesville, Ohio (May 6, 2020) – Genesis HealthCare System, in partnership with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Northside Pharmacies is offering a free service to area employers. The Genesis COVID-19 Employer Assistance Program provides COVID-19 specific employee health services and protocols for the workplace.

“We know the challenges employers are facing in this changed landscape of COVID-19,” said Matthew Perry, president & CEO of Genesis HealthCare System. “Our commitment to this program will provide local employers a turn-key solution to care for symptomatic employees, reduce workplace exposures and establish a safe return-to-work environment for the employer, their employees and our community.”

The complimentary services include a screening assessment for symptomatic employees referred through the program by their employer; free tracking services for COVID-19 and exposed employees; free return-to-work assessments and a free COVID-19 Human Resource policy.

Watch: Employer Partnerships for COVID-19, May 1, 2020 (Video)
Employer Partnerships for COVID-19 Presentation, May 1, 2020 (PDF)

Genesis has been monitoring our own 3,700 employees for more than seven weeks to keep our facilities a safe environment for patients and employees. These same practices can be applied to any local employer to manage the health of their employees in the work setting and ensure a safe environment for customers or clients. Recognizing that employee health is a top priority, our program includes:

• An established employee symptom screening protocol before each shift
• A clear path to care for employees with COVID-19 symptoms through a telemedicine screening
• A tracking service for positive and symptomatic employees
• A return-to-work assessment and release

Employers interested in more information about or enrolling in the Genesis COVID-19 Employer Assistance Program, can call Josh Jones, director, Genesis Employer Solutions, at (740) 454-4057.