Salvation Army members in the United States will have to put up with a “30-minute warning before their shift starts”, the Salvation Army announced on Monday.
The 30-minute rule applies to new employees, those who have been working for less than 90 days and those who don’t have a disability rating.
It comes in response to a rise in the number of Americans who were diagnosed with the coronavirus, or CVD, the US Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.
“A majority of people with CVD have a work history of at least 15 years, and they will receive a 30-day warning before they begin working,” the department said.
“This 30-days warning will include information about the severity of their illness and when they might need additional treatment.
People will also be able to choose whether they will be asked to sign a statement of intent to seek medical care before they start working.
The 30- day warning will last for 90 days.”
Salvation Army spokeswoman Katie Steed said that people who do not meet the 30- to 60-minute threshold for the warning can still be terminated, if they decide to work.
The Salvation Army’s warning comes after a series of deaths from the coronivirus.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 13,000 people have died of the virus in the US since February.
At least 3,000 Americans have died from the disease in the last year.
The department said that about 4 million people in the country are under the age of 65.