Guidance for businesses

 

Employees

  • Require employees showing any symptoms or signs of sickness, or who has been in contact with known positive cases to stay home.
  • Connect employees to company or state benefits providers.
  • Provide flexible or remote scheduling for employees who need to continue to observe Stay-at-Home, who may have child or elder care obligations, or who live with a person who still needs to observe Stay-at-Home due to underlying condition, age, or other factors.
  • Encourage and enable remote work whenever possible.
  • Minimize all in-person meetings.
  • Provide hand washing facilities/stations and hand sanitizer.
  • Encourage breaks to wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Phase shifts and breaks to reduce employee density.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings and require appropriate use. (Additional Guidance)
  • (Guidance to keep employees & customers safe)

 

Worksites

  • Deputize workplace coordinator(s) charged with addressing COVID-19 issues.
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing when possible, and discourage shared spaces.
  • Frequently sanitize all high-touch areas. (Additional Guidance)
  • Post signage for employees and customers on good hygiene.
  • Ensure proper ventilation. (OSHA guidance)
  • Avoid gatherings (meetings, waiting rooms, etc) of more than 10 people.
  • Implement symptom monitoring protocols (including workplace temperature monitoring and symptom screening questions) where possible. (Additional Guidance)
  • Eliminate or regularly sanitize any items in common spaces (i.e., break rooms) that are shared between individuals (i.e., condiments, coffee makers, vending machines). (Additional Guidance)
  • Provide appropriate protective gear like gloves, masks, and face coverings and require appropriate use. (Additional Guidance)
  • How to conduct an employee health screening.

 

To protect customers

  • Create special hours for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 
  • Encourage and facilitate 6-foot distancing inside of the business for all patrons.
  • Require use of protection like gloves, masks, and face coverings.
  • Provide hand sanitizer at entrance.
  • Install shields or barriers where possible between customers and employees.
  • Use contactless payment solutions, no touch trash cans, etc. whenever possible.
  • (Additional guidance to keep employees and customers safe)