Bell Flavor & Fragrances COVID-19 Resource

In an effort to provide our employees with the most up to date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Bell Flavors & Fragrances has created this page to share the most recent, relevant and reliable information. We will continue to monitor state, local and federal authorities and will update this page with information as it is released.

As a reminder, if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 you should not come into work and notify your manager or supervisor via phone call. If symptoms occur while at work, please leave immediately and notify your manager or supervisor.

Bell News:

  • Bell employees are expected to return to the office for 40 hours a week starting September 8, 2020

Last updated: July 31, 2020



1. COVID-19 Fact Sheet

  • What is COVID-19?
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • How does it spread?
  • Preventative actions

Click here to see the entire COVID-19 Fact Sheet From Ecolabs

2. Symptoms


3. COVID Testing Centers

Click here To find a COVID Testing Center near you

4. What to do if you are sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus, please follow the steps outlined by the CDC in this one page PDF:

What to do if you are sick with COVID

5. Know your risk during COVID-19

Wondering where you are at the highest risk to catch the virus? See this helpful PDF created by the Texas Medical Association detailing the riskiest places you can visit.

Know your Risk during Covid-19

6. Social Distancing Matters!

Social distancing is one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Click the link below to see a visual created by the Australian Government detailing the importance of social distancing. Please do all you can to remain six feet apart from those you do not live with.

Social Distancing Matters


Preventative Measures

1. Handwashing Guidelines

Washing your hands is 20 seconds that can help to prevent to spread of COVID-19. Not only is it important to spend the entire 20 seconds, but it is crucial that you wash the correct way. Ecolab has released the below PDF as a resource to the public on how to properly wash your hands.

Click here to see Ecolab’s one page PDF on Handwashing Guidelines

20 seconds is a long time! Use the lyrics from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen below as a way to help you reach the full 20 seconds.


2. Living In Close Quaters

Clearly, when living with others it becomes tough to socially distance. The CDC has released a one page PDF detailing some guidance for those who live with large or extended families.

Click here to see the CDC’s recommendations on living with others in the same household


Wear a Mask!

Wearing a mask along with social distancing are some of the best defenses against the novel Coronavirus. “Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting. [Everyone has] a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.” – Dr. Robert R. Redfield, CDC Director.

Please remember, any time you are moving throughout the Bell facility, or frequenting any type of common area, it is required that you wear a mask. You are not required to wear your face covering while seated at your desk.

Click here to read Bell’s complete Workplace Mask Policy for Illinois and New York offices

See some additional helpful resources below on wearing a mask.

1. Do-It-Yourself Face Covering Instructions

The CDC has released a one-page PDF detailing how to make and properly use your own face covering to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Click here for the PDF

2. Mask Guidance for Beard Net

For those who have facial hair and need to wear a beard net, the beard net and facemask are to be worn together. A facemask does not act as a substitute for a beard net. Any questions or concerns should be directed to your manager.

To dawn properly:

  • Place facemask over mouth and nose first
  • Place beard net over facemask to ensure all hair is covered.

Mask – Guidance for Beard Net with Facemask

3. How Not to wear a mask

We have all seen more than a few people try some… interesting… ways to wear a mask. Here are a few that are not CDC recommended!


Mental Well Being

1. Cigna Mental-Emotional Well Being

Your mental health is important. We at Bell Flavors & Fragrances have compiled a few pieces of information designed to provide tips to help you cope with this pandemic. If these tips do not work, or you feel that you are not making progress on your own, please reach out to a medical professional.

During this tough time, Cigna is offering additional resources to connect to licensed behavioral health specialist.

Find out more details by clicking this link


2. Fostering Resiliency

Our friends over at Lincoln Financial Group pulled together a flyer detailing some of the things that could help foster some resiliency throughout this tough time.

Click here to read Lincoln’s top tips

Lastly, please give yourself a mental check daily to make sure you are doing okay.



At Work

1. Voluntary Temperature Check

The current pandemic has prompted Bell to introduce a voluntary program that makes it easy for you to take your temperature daily before, during or after work. Any employees that show a temperature above 100.4 degrees should go home immediately. Directions on how to properly use the thermometer and more details about the program can be found in the link below.

Voluntary Temperature Check Program


2. Online Meeting Tips

As everyone continues to adjust to the new way of doing business, The International Fragrance Association pulled together some tips to help online meetings run smoothly.

Click here for tips on running an online meeting


State Specific Information


1. Northbrook – Right to work

2. Illinois 5 Phase Plan


3. Chicago Bars, restaurants, gyms prepare for reimposed restrictions effective July 24, 2020 

Click here: Chicago COVID restrictions

New York:

1. Middletown – Right to work

2. Middletown – Update April 2020