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COVID-19 use face masks by executive order

Executive order that will requires employee to use face masks

4-21-2020 3:14pm

Good Afternoon Everyone:

On Tuesday, Governor Raimondo announced an executive order that will require employees of customer-facing businesses, office-based businesses, manufacturers and non-profit organizations to wear face masks while on the job in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This Order shall take effect on Saturday, April 18, 2020 and shall remain in full force and effect until Monday, May 18, 2020 unless renewed, modified or terminated by subsequent Executive Order of the Governor of RI.

The governor also said anyone in public should wear a mask, as facial coverings can potentially help those infected with the novel coronavirus from spreading the disease to those they come into close contact with.  

“This means, as of this Saturday, when you go the grocery store, when you go the pharmacy, when you’re at work, you should be wearing a mask, and everyone in that store, employees and customers, should be wearing a mask,” said Raimondo. “That’s where we want to get to.”

The credit union has provided each team member with a cloth mask and has ordered some additional masks for everyone to rotate for daily hygiene.  Team members can also provide their own facial coverings/masks as long as they cover both the nose and mouth at all times.  Masks will be required to be worn at all times during the work day.

With this new mask executive order, members will also be required to wear a facial covering/mask to come in for an appointment.  For additional security reasons, if you do not recognize an individual/new member prior to entry, please request a driver’s license/photo id to confirm the individual prior to entry.  Please make members aware when scheduling appointments of these safety and security requirements.

These safety and security measures are for both our team members and our credit union members’ well-being.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Governor at (401) 222-2080 .

Thank you for being a valued member of Wave Federal Credit Union and please stay healthy and be safe.

Paul Archambault,
President & CEO