Q35 – Will I need to be vaccinated to keep working at Mercury?

Maybe At this time, vaccinations are not required at Mercury but you are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccines are the best way to protect you, your family and your fellow Mercury teammates. As you may have heard, there are new federal and state regulations being created. These regulations would

Q23 – Should I cover my face at work?

It depends.  If you are fully vaccinated, you do NOT need to cover your face at Mercury. If you are NOT fully vaccinated, the CDC and Massachusetts advise you to wear a face covering.  

Q31 – What should I do after travelling out of state?

Mercury continues to follow the Massachusetts guidelines in responding to COVID-19.  This includes guidelines for travel to and from Massachusetts.  On March 22nd, 2021, Massachusetts replaced the MA Travel Order with a Travel Advisory.   The Travel Advisory states that all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon

Q08 – What will happen if a Mercury team member tests positive for COVID-19?

Mercury’s planned response is based on the guidelines provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other experts.  The key parts of the plan are:  We will notify you if a Mercury team member tests positive for COVID-19  In compliance with privacy laws, Mercury will NOT provide the affected team member’s name.  (Unless the team member authorizes Mercury to do so)  The affected team member’s home zone will

Q06 – If I have been home sick, when can I return to work?

If you have been sick, it is important that you don’t put your fellow team members and their families at risk.   If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you MUST NOT return to Mercury until you are cleared to do so. If you ARE fully vaccinated, you may be able to return

Q32 – Can I get paid time off to go to my vaccination appointment?

Yes. If your vaccination appointment is scheduled during working hours, you are eligible to receive additional paid time off. This will allow you to get your vaccination without losing pay. This applies to both appointments if you receive a two-dose vaccine. Getting vaccinated is a great way to protect yourself,

Q25 – Am I eligible for unemployment benefits?

It depends.  Because Mercury is open and there is work available, you are generally not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.  Depending on your unique situation, you may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits.  An overview of the different programs can be found here.  The full details of the various unemployment programs and benefits continue to change and evolve.  Eligibility for unemployment is unique to your own individual situation