LTD Takes Staff Temperatures
Media Contact: Pat Walsh
Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020, all Lane Transit District (LTD) employees and vendors will be required to have their temperature taken before entering a District building or facility.
“Taking temperatures is one more way LTD is keeping its employees, vendors, and the public safe from the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus,” said Aurora Jackson, LTD’s general manager. “Now more than ever, we all need to pay closer attention to our health and taking temperatures makes the decision an easy one.“
For LTD employees working at the Glenwood facility there will be a trailer set up and staffed to take temperatures outside the east door by the Operations Department. A designated employee at the Eugene Station will be taking colleagues’ temperatures before they start work each day, and at the Willow Creek and Springfield stations there will be an operations staff member that will take employees temperatures early in their work shift.
Any of LTD’s 339 employees or vendors with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be sent home. LTD employees who do stay home due to illness can utilize the Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the CARES Act.
“Since early April, most of our administrative, marketing, planning, and finance teams have been required to work remotely until further notice,” said Jackson, who is currently working from her home. “But when they do come to the facilities, they are required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing parameters, and now show a temperature of less than 100 degrees.”
For LTD COVID-19 updates, visit the website at www.LTD/covid-19 or call the Customer Service Center at 541-687-5555 (7-1-1 TTY).