- Signs have been placed at each public entrance of the facility or work site to inform all employees and customers that they should: avoid entering the facility or location if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
- A copy of this Physical Distancing Protocol has been placed at each public entrance to the work site.
Measures To Protect Employee Health
- Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home has been directed to do so.
- Individual discussions have taken place with employees about the fact that older adults and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for serious illness. Options have been explained to high risk employees, including ways to minimize face to-face interactions, maintaining six feet of distance from other people, remote work if possible, and leave policies for employees who choose not to come to work.
- All employees have been told not to come to work if sick (including any of the following: headache, sore throat, fever (>100.4°F), dry cough, recent inability to taste and smell, shortness of breath, ear aches, body aches, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and abdominal pain). If an employee does have any of these symptoms, we will ask the employee to get tested for COVID-19 infection. If the test results: A.) Are positive, the employee will be excluded from working for 10 days after symptom onset OR 72 hours after fever ends (without fever reducing medicines) and other symptoms are improving, whichever of these is longer. B.) If the test results are negative, the employee will be excluded from working until 72 hours after fever ends (without fever reducing medicines) and other symptoms are improving. C.) If testing is not completed, the employee will be excluded from working for 10 days after symptoms onset OR 72 hours after fever ends (without fever reducing medicines) and other symptoms are improving, whichever of these is longer.
- Symptom checks are being conducted before employees may enter the work site.
- Copies of this Protocol have been distributed to all employees.
- All employees working in any indoor space open to the public and in settings not open to the public where six feet of separation cannot be maintained must wear face coverings. Customers must also wear face covers when entering the business.
Measures To Keep People At Least Six Feet Apart
- All employees have been instructed to maintain at least six feet of distance from customers and each other (employees may momentarily come closer when needed to accept payment, deliver goods or services, or when otherwise unavoidable).
- All desks, individual work stations, or work areas are separated by at least six feet.
- Tape or other markings have been placed at least six feet apart in customer line areas inside the store and on sidewalks to public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
- Directional indicators for each hallway to encourage customers to go one way.
Measures To Prevent Crowds From Gathering:
- The number of customers in the office at any one time is limited to a maximum of 6. This allows for customers and employees to easily maintain at least six-foot distance from one another at all practicable times.
- An employee is monitoring the door to ensure that the maximum number of customers in the facility set forth above is not exceeded.
- Trips and boats will be booked as private until further notice.
Measures To Increase Sanitization
- Hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant is available to the public and employees at or near the entrances to the building, at checkout counters, bathrooms, and anywhere else where people have direct interactions.
- Disinfecting wipes or spray that is effective against COVID-19 are available near workstations and all high-contact surfaces (including checkin counter, changing rooms, and bathrooms.
- Employee(s) have been assigned to clean/disinfect all high-contact surfaces frequently.
- All gear used by employees and the public will be cleaned with disinfectant that is effective against COVID-19 after each use.
- Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are being disinfected on the following schedule: Break Rooms; every hour. Bathrooms; every 30 minutes. Checkin counter and workstations; every 30 minutes.
Measures To Prevent Unnecessary Contact
- Contactless payment systems will be used. All payments will be done online.
- Customers will have the option to check-in outside of the building with their guide(s).
Measures To Reduce Exposures in Transportation
When passengers from separate households share a vehicle (carpool) the following criteria is promoted/expected:
- Hand sanitizer is used by each passenger when entering the vehicle.
- The number of passengers has been reduced by 50% of the vehicle’s occupancy, and passengers sit in locations to maximize the distance between one another.
- All passengers will wear a non-medical, cloth face-covering.
- Windows will remain open and ventilation is increased.
- All high-contact surfaces of the vehicle will be disinfected at the end of each day.