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Our Dos and Don’ts start with a bit of a bummer…because of a rise in COVID-19 cases in our jurisdictions, don’t plan on attending any in-person company volunteer events – they have been canceled. Do continue to make a positive difference in our communities by donating during the Employee Giving Campaign or joining a virtual volunteer event. You can find more information on the Powering Communities website.

Meeting Safely

If you’re planning an in-person meeting, do know that the capacity information for any meeting rooms listed in Outlook has been reduced anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent to allow for six feet of physical distance between attendees. Don’t plan any in-person meetings larger than 10 people based on CDC guidance. (A limited number of pre-approved training sessions may include more than 10 people. HR and safety will be involved to ensure safe occupancy levels and COVID-19 PPE is used).

Chairs will be removed in larger meeting rooms, while some chairs in smaller rooms will be marked with an X to keep people apart. For your safety and the safety of your colleagues, do follow the capacity limitations. Also, do remember that masks are required at all times (even when social distancing) in conference rooms.

Mask Facts

A few employees have asked whether wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 might result in unsafe oxygen or carbon dioxide levels. OSHA has recently added an FAQ to its website to clear up any misinformation on this topic.

The full text can be found here.

In summary, OSHA states that medical masks, including surgical masks, don’t compromise oxygen levels or cause carbon dioxide buildup in work settings. They are designed to be breathed through and do protect you against respiratory droplets, which are typically much larger than tiny carbon dioxide particles you breathe out. Most carbon dioxide particles will either go through the mask or escape along the mask's loose-fitting perimeter.

Do remember that you can take a break from the mask, but only when you are working alone and at least six feet away from others.

“Must See” Innovation Expo Events

The virtual Innovation Expo is shaping up to be quite an event! You don’t want to miss the panel discussion, “Rising to Resilience: Our Customers, Our Workforce, Our Future” on Aug. 13 at 9:15 a.m. CT. The panel will feature moderator Rob Wolcott, professor of innovation at Northwestern University and University of Chicago, and managing partner at Clareo, talking with Willis Towers Watson Managing Director Ravin Jesuthasan and BGE Vice President of Human Resources Jennifer Herwig.

Do check out the virtual exhibits, open Aug. 13 – 18, and don’t forget to vote for the Fast Pitch contest by Aug. 18 at 12 p.m. CT.

Do make sure to mark your calendars for closing day on Aug. 19 from 8:30 a.m. CT to 12 p.m. CT when you’ll hear from a number of executives, including President & CEO Exelon Generation Ken Cornew and CEO Exelon Utilities Calvin Butler. At 9 a.m. CT Exelon President & CEO Chris Crane will speak briefly before engaging Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a “wireside chat.”

Do check out the rest of the Innovation Expo Agenda and register to attend Aug. 13 – 19. Don’t forget – you need to use Chrome to access the registration page.

Supercharge Your Development

New to LinkedIn Learning? Do check out this video, which tells you all about it. With new courses published every week, there are plenty of skills you can develop using LinkedIn Learning’s business, creative and technology libraries.

Too busy to sit for a class? No wifi at the pool? Do feel free to download LinkedIn Learning courses so you can watch or listen to them anywhere, like on a nature walk.

Don’t forget to review our other virtual development courses on the Employee Resources Development page.

Rest assured that Exelon is doing all we can to keep you and families, as well as our customers and communities, healthy and well during this difficult time. We encourage you to check the Exelon Coronavirus Information Center frequently for more important information and updates.