MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The pandemic is stressful enough, but when you’re an essential worker and don’t have the opportunity to work from home, you want to feel safe at the very least.
Many people feel their workplace or business isn’t following safe protocols amid the pandemic, or that the mask ordinance is not being followed.
FOX13 received multiple emails a day from viewers about this. So what can you do if you’re in this situation?
The Shelby County Health Department's spokeswoman offered these two phone numbers that people can call.
The first is the Shelby County Mayor’s Action Line, which is 901-222-2300.
The second is the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID19 hotline, which is 833-943-1658.
A spokeswoman for the City of Memphis added that people can call Tennessee OSHA, which is 901-543-7259.
Many people come to us about their job not identifying workers who test positive for COVID-19.
There’s a good reason for that; this thing called the Americans with Disabilities Act requires confidentiality.
With that being said, even if they’re not saying who has the coronavirus, employers should let their employees know about potential exposure, without saying who it was who may have exposed them.
That way, people who need to quarantine can quarantine as directed until they find out if they’re positive.
Employers can tell you who has the coronavirus if that person consents.
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