(Omaha, Neb. September 29, 2020) – As part of its commitment to employee health and continually expanding efforts to protect its workers, Omaha Steaks announced today the opening of its new employee health and wellness clinic located between its 96th and F Street production facilities in Omaha.
“Omaha Steaks is committed to doing everything we can to support our employees and be a positive contributor to our local communities,” said Nate Rempe, President and Chief Operating Officer, Omaha Steaks. “That’s why we’ve partnered with Health First Nebraska to provide all Omaha Steaks employees in Nebraska with access to a variety of health and wellness services through the clinic.”
The clinic’s immediate focus is testing for all viral and bacterial respiratory illnesses, including rapid COVID-19 PCR, influenza A and influenza B, as well as the common cold. Members of the Production and Distribution Center teams and other onsite employees will be tested on a frequent rolling schedule with results typically back within hours from the clinic’s onsite laboratory. Onsite flu shots will be available starting in October and additional services will be added in the coming months, including new hire physicals.
Omaha Steaks has continued providing employees with a safe work environment throughout the pandemic with intensified health and safety precautions at all of its facilities. In addition to increased sanitizing and social distancing procedures, masks are mandatory, and employees have their temperature taken via thermal imaging cameras or tablets when reporting for work, along with a check for additional symptoms. Anyone with symptoms or who may be been exposed to COVID-19 must self-isolate at home with enhanced sick leave policies.
“While the additional protective measures we’ve implemented in our facilities are working well, we remain vigilant about keeping our employees safe, particularly as flu season nears,” Rempe added. “We are always evaluating ways to do more to protect our employees, their families and our communities.”
About Omaha Steaks®
Omaha Steaks, America’s Original Butcher, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company, who has a history of supporting food security through long-standing relationships with food banks, and partnerships with national organizations to provide food to those in need during natural disasters and during the pandemic. Omaha Steaks markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain-fed beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, slow cooker and skillet meals, side dishes, appetizers and desserts. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation’s largest direct response marketer of premium beef and gourmet foods, available to customers by calling 1-800-228-9055, online at OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.
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