b'FOGHORNFOCUS: SAFETYAt American Waterways, Yates andconfirmed case, it was about a week.Employees should not return to work his team had a plan ready to deploy asOne test took four days to get resultsuntil they meet the criteria to discontin-soon as the COVID-19 tests came back.back.ue home isolation (as noted in the box Fortunately, we had anticipated theon page 25) and have consulted with a issue and had teams of people assignedNext Steps healthcare provider.to our operation in Cascade Locks and aThe CDC offers more guide- The CDC also states that employers team working the boats in the Portlandlines regarding when an employeeshould not require a sick employee location, Yates explained. There wasto provide a negative COVID-19 test to be no interfacing or chance of cross- Employees should not return toresult or healthcare providers note infecting.Great in concept, but whenwork until they meet the criteriato return to work. Employees with the company president (me) and fourCOVID-19 who have stayed home can key members of my management staffto discontinue home isolationstop home isolation and return to work were all infected at the same time, itand have consulted with awhen they have met one of the sets of made it hard to contain the spread. healthcare provider. criteria, which are highlighted in on Per CDC recommendations,page 23.everyone who tested positive atIn Portland, Yates found the CDCs American Waterways was sent home,information to be helpful as they including Yates. should be able to return to work afternavigated through the unchartered Nine of us had no symptoms andinitially receiving a positive COVID-19waters of a worldwide pandemic. We were isolated for 10 days before goingtest result. Sick employees shouldfound out the state had no guidance back to work per CDC recommenda- follow steps to prevent the spread offor return to work, but the CDC does tions, Yates said. From the fi rst to lastCOVID-19 found on the CDC website.and we followed those rules.Go for LET ASSUREDPARTNERS MCM MANAGEYOUR INSURANCE SO YOU CANFOCUS ON YOUR VOYAGEAssuredPartners MCM is a leading independent insurance brokerage based in the Pacic Northwest. Our marine practice group has more than 100 years of combined experience placing insurance and managing the marine industrys unique risks.Whether were working with vessel operators, builders, repair facilities or suppliers, we create specialized solutions that meet each clients needs.AssuredPartners MCMContact: Damon L. NasmanDirect Line: 206.262.6375Damon.Nasman@assuredpartners.comwww.assuredpartnersmcm.com24AUGUST 2020FOGHORN'