I want to update you about wearing of masks, vaccinations and when you might need to quarantine due to company COVID policies.
ASM Global’s corporate office sent out a memo regarding the use of masks. ASM Global’s direction is that all team members should continue to wear masks while at work and in the venue no matter whether you are vaccinated or not. This also means that ASM Global will continue to require staff to wear a mask in the venue even after State/City mask ordinances are dropped. Visitors will not be required to wear masks in the venue during an event unless the State/City or the client requires it.
Receiving a vaccination is still your choice. ASM Global, at this time, is not mandating that you get vaccinated. We have heard that there are some promoters that are currently requiring that staff who work their events may need to be vaccinated. This will mainly apply to team members who work in our back-of-house area and team member that are interacting directly with the promoter, talent and their staff. Please keep this in mind if you tend to work/interact in those areas and are not vaccinated.
ASM Global does still have quarantining requirements due to COVID. If you get sick you should start your quarantine period. Standard quarantine period can be as long as 14-days, but can be lessened to 10 if you did not have symptoms or symptoms have disappeared. It could be shortened to 7 days, if you were exposed, had no symptoms and received a negative COVID test after day 5 of quarantining. Please make sure to reach out to HR to figure out the best path for you and your situation.
If you have travelled out of state and are unvaccinated, you will need to quarantine before returning to work. You have two options:
Quarantine for 14 days. Day 1 starts the day after your return. No COVID test required. Can return to work on Day 15.
Quarantine for 7 days. Day 1 starts the day after your return. Take a COVID test on or after day 5. If you get a negative result, can return to work on day 8.
Please let your manager or HR know if you plan on travelling out of state so that we can plan in advance if you need to quarantine. When in doubt, please reach out to HR and we can talk it through.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I hope you all have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Shelly (at Target Center)
IATSE Local 13
312 Central Ave SE # 398
Minneapolis, MN 55414