Weather, Safety Leave employees welcomed back
Wayne Roberts from ANAD’s Fire and Emergency Services Division takes the temperature of an employee returning to work from Weather and Safety Leave as Brittney Johnstone takes health screening notes. (Photo Credit: Mark Cleghorn, Anniston Army Depot photographer) VIEW ORIGINAL

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot welcomed back more than 80 employees who had been on telework or Weather and Safety Leave Monday.

Additional employees will return throughout the next two weeks.

Returning employees cannot return directly to their work site. Instead, they will report to a health screening area.

There, according to Lt. Col. Peter Dinh, medical director for the Dear Occupational Health Clinic, a paramedic, a nurse and a paramedic with the Fire and Emergency Services Division will screen all returning employees.

Each employee will be given a form stating they are either “Clear to return to work” or “Not clear to return to work.”

Those who are cleared will proceed to their work site and present the form to their supervisor.

Individuals who are not cleared to return to work will return home and contact their supervisor for further instructions.

During the screening process, employees will remain in their vehicles.

The screening includes a temperature check, using a touchless thermometer, and a questionnaire which will check the employee for symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.

The form will be retained by clinic and fire department personnel for any employee who does not clear the screening.