I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine!: Richard Derksen, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
More and more DENSO associates are choosing to get vaccinated against the threat of COVID-19. Intelligent Cockpit’s Richard Dreksen recently shared his story.
Why did you choose to get the vaccine?
I just want mine and everybody else’s life to get back to normal. I hate the masks and we know that the vaccines work – more so than the masks.
How was your vaccination experience?
A sore arm after my first dose. Throwing football with my son helped that. I was tired after my second dose, but that only lasted for a couple hours.
What would you tell others about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Everyone has a right to decide what is best for them. You shouldn’t be forced to get it. Getting to 70 percent herd immunity will help remove restrictions and help us deal with any future complications from variants. Just be open to getting it and do what is best for you.
DENSO International America, Inc.
Weekly COVID-19 Case Update
This week, we learned of two (2) DIAM associates who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Please respect confidentiality, even if you believe you know who these individuals are.
DENSO North America
Weekly COVID-19 Case Update
Thankfully, overall case rates across Canada, Mexico and the United States continued to decline this week. We are reporting 11 new cases, all attributed to community exposure. One case remains under investigation in Canada. This brings us to 3,105 total cases for DENSO in North America.
|Country||This Week’s Cases||Total Positive Diagnosis||Number of Deaths||Exposed in Community||Exposed at DENSO||Unable to Determine||Under Investigation|
Exposed in Community – transmission attributed to community or home
Exposed at DENSO – transmission attributed to DENSO site contact
Unable to Determine – cannot confidently determine the source of exposure after thorough investigation (may have been exposed outside or inside of work)
Under Investigation – investigation is on-going both internally as well as with county health departments
For more information about DENSO’s safety protocols, view the Risk Minimization Toolkit (password: denso2020).
What does new CDC guidance mean for DENSO?
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. We know you are anxious to understand how these changes impact you.
Here is what you need to know:
You can expect another update next week as we work through balancing these new guidelines and their impact to our policies as we continue with our commitment to your health and safety.
DENSO strongly encourages all associates to get vaccinated at your first opportunity. In addition to on-site events, vaccinefinder.org can connect you with local vaccination locations.