Tanimura & AntleCovid-19 Communications
Our Turn to Roll-up our Sleeves and Get Vaccinated is Coming!
It is hard to imagine a time when we did not know COVID-19 existed. Now when people say “virus,” we know what they mean. The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our work, our activities, and our freedom has affected us all.
You have kept our Company and industry running through one of the most challenging times in our history. The responsibility is ours, as a community, to help stop this virus. Now we have a new, safe, and effective tool to help us do that – – the COVID-19 vaccines!
It takes everyone. We all need to step up to beat COVID-19. We ask all who can to join us in protecting our respective families and communities by getting vaccinated.
With your health and safety being our first priority, we are working hard in our communities and with other agricultural employers/industry leaders to prioritize you, the essential employee, in receiving access to the COVID-19 vaccination. We feel that this will help in providing an additional layer of protection in additional to all other safeguards we have put in place with you in mind. The COVID-19 vaccination is one of the strongest tools we can use to fight this pandemic together. The offer of the vaccine to you now as an essential worker is a concrete recognition of your value to us and to our nation for your tireless efforts throughout this pandemic to keep our fresh vegetables on America’s tables. We hope you accept this opportunity as our nation’s thanks for your contributions in nourishing our country during this historic period.
Scott Grabau, Tanimura & Antle President & Chief Executive Officer
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE VACCINE
- All COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are very effective at preventing the disease.
- The most common side effects are pain in the arm where you got the shot, feeling tired, headache, body aches, chills, and slight fever.
- Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available – – wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands frequently, and getting vaccinated.
We all want the pandemic to be over. We want you all to feel safe wherever you are – – at work, at home and in your community – – so that soon we can shake hands again and move around more freely. We all play a part in this effort, and you are key.
GETTING THE VACCINE. Vaccinations for our food sector work force will begin as soon as additional vaccines are received by our respective counties. This could be a week or two away for some of our operations. WE WANT TO BE READY AND TO HELP. To facilitate the distribution of the vaccine to each employee who wants one, the Company offered its work locations to serve as distribution sites. We are waiting to hear if and which of our work locations will be accepted as sites for the distribution of the vaccine. We will inform you as soon as know. In preparation, counties have asked the Company to confirm the employees interested in getting the vaccine. This is the reason many of you have been asked if you want to receive the vaccine if available at work. These inquiries will continue as vaccine opportunities present themselves. Those working away from the office and NOT interested in obtaining a vaccine at work need only advise their respective manager who will report the information to the Department of Human Resources for tracking.
In the interim, please sign-up to get your COVID-19 vaccination when and where it is made available to you sooner. We will advise if Tanimura & Antle will be an option for your vaccination as soon as we know.
Thank you for continuing to perform your valuable job. Know that your essential work is making it possible for the vaccination to be available to you before the general public.
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccine, visit CDC’s FAQs web page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html.
Coronavirus & Workplace Guidelines
Coronavirus y Guías Para El Lugar De Trabajo
- Refer to the websites for the CDC and your local health department for guidance on self-care and for caring for others that may be sick. While these directives allow people to commute to jobs deemed essential, including those employed in the food and agriculture industry, there are precautions issued for those that are at higher risk of developing more serious complications from the COVID-19 illness. Educate yourself and make informed decisions.
- Local Services Please go to your local health department’s website for more information.
- Free On-line Doctor Visits in Monterey County. For residents in Monterey County, the Montage medical group is providing FREE online doctor visits regarding the COVID-19. If you believe that you are suffering from symptoms of the COVID-19, go to montagehealth.com and select Free COVID-19 eVisit.
- Deciding to Go Out (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resource Page
- FDA-Food Safety and the COVID-19 Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- FDA Consumer Advice
- PMA COVID-19 Food Safety FAQs
- United Fresh COVID-19 Resources for Industry
- Western Growers COVID-19 Resources for Industry
- California Guidance for Face Coverings (June 18)
- Covid 19 Helpers (A Childrens Book)
- Social Circle Guidance
- Living in Close Quarters
- Tips for the New Normal
- Proper Face Mask Use and Removal
- Recommendations for Holiday Gatherings
- What to Expect at Your Vaccine Appointment