Response from Simmons Foods
Simmons Foods sent a link to their 2 April 2020 news release entitled, “Simmons affirms measures to protect health and safety of team members from spread of COVID-19.”
"Measures Simmons has implemented in this effort include suspending all non-essential travel, restricting facility access to essential food production team members only, and limiting people moving between facilities. To further protect those working in food production, team members who can work remotely are currently working from home... In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal Declarations of a State of Emergency, Simmons has established a new Emergency Leave of Absence policy for its team members which has been in effect since March 20. Highlights of the new Emergency Leave of Absence Policy, subject to each team member’s eligibility, include additional leave of absence options, job protection and up to two weeks paid leave."