Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Chautauqua County today, with one more person recovering from the virus.Officials during their Wednesday update said the new case involves a woman in her 60s.Currently, there are 4 active cases with patients continuing to recover in quarantine, 33 total confirmed cases, 26 recovered cases and three deaths related to the outbreak.“Forty-eight cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored,” said officials. “Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.” Health officials say that common sense can go a long way in the effort to stop the outbreak.They say those with fever, respiratory or other flu-like symptoms – coughing, shortness of breath, body aches, diarrhea or other new symptoms of illness, especially if they have recently traveled, should let their primary care provider know because they need be tested for COVID-19.As of 4 p.m. Cattaraugus County has not yet provided their daily COVID-19 update. This report will be updated when they do.
During the BREAK, primarily employees and management in charge of crisis management and administration, employees in maintenance, conservation and insurance of facilities and employees who perform communication with guests and partners, point out Valamar and add that part of the management that must work will be reduced pays up to 30% until all employees return to work. Other employees who will work during the BREAK will be paid a regular full salary. “COVID-19 has caused a global crisis and currently everything is stopped in tourism and catering. Temporarily, until the situation calms down, we cannot do business regularly. We are proud of our employees and our goal is that no employee loses their job due to this crisis. Valamar will do everything to get all our people who are on break back to their jobs as soon as possible. The situation is temporary, the business will be restarted and then we must all be ready for RESTART business. Valamar is a strong and stable company and I believe that with the support of the public sector, our shareholders, investors, partners and employees, we will overcome this period and prepare for a quality business continuation.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Valamar, Željko Kukurin. The “BREAK, RESTART” program lasting 30 to 90 days will cover all Valamar employees, which means that there will be no layoffs at Valamar. Also, for about 2,800 workers employed by Valamar and Imperial Rab, government measures will be used. All employees who cannot work due to the situation will be referred to the “PAUSE, RESTART” program from April 1. During the BREAK, employees will be provided with a salary compensation in the amount of at least 60% of the regular salary, but not less than HRK 4.250 net. This measure will apply equally to employees and management including seasonal and permanent seasonal workers who are already employed. In order to preserve jobs and business continuity in conditions where tourist traffic is completely suspended, Valamar has decided to launch the program “PAUSE, RESTART” which will be implemented starting from April 1 for a minimum of 30 to 90 days, as long as is currently a government measure to preserve jobs. Following the tightening of general prevention measures by the authorities, all hotels and restaurants in Valamar were closed in March. The Management Board also canceled the General Assembly and, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, revoked the proposal for a decision on dividend payment and will propose withholding profits from 2019 to increase liquidity and support the preservation of all jobs. Cover photo: Valamar, Illustration HrTurizam.hr