I guess my concern is staffing ( we are manufacturing in NYC, eeeeeeek). We have a 7 day work week, as we need to manufacture/produce product daily (24 hr shelf life). Most of our staff work Mon-Fri, with a smaller crew on Sat and Sundays. Pretty much everyone overlaps.
My concern- if one of the employees presents positive, then wouldn't the best/only actual plan be to quarantine everyone who worked with them for 14 days?
To that end, I am trying to divide the staff in half to isolate half of them from the other, and move to an alternating 3 (bwt 10-11 hrs a day) and 4 (8-10 hr day) day week. That way, if 1 staff is infected, we have at least 50% manufacturing capability.
Does this sound illogical/ like way too much? While we are sanitizing all non food contact touch-surfaces 3x daily, my concern is that we have 1 infected staff, its close to impossible to state that they will not infect others. Of course everyone is being religious about sanitation procedures, but it just takes one small mistake and a non presenting employee to shut us down entirely. Since we produce single day-use product, we have to produce daily. Not a question of stockpiling etc.
What do you all think? Is it crazy to shift a large burden of this to employees (reducing $$, increasing daily hrs) in an effort to protect the business/ their livelihoods in the long term? I ideally want to keep as much of a cushion as possible to continue paying as long as possible if business downturns. I know the answer is for everyone to be ocd about not touching face and not getting sick, but I am not sure I can guarantee that if someone does get sick they wouldn't have infected their team. Less concerned on product end since it all hits 180 F, at which point similar virus cells have died..