The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community. (A potential exposure is a household member or any close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for contact includes the 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic).
Require employees to perform a daily symptom assessment, including taking temperature with thermometer and monitoring for fever, coughing, and trouble breathing
Increase cleaning and disinfecting of workspaces, offices, bathrooms, common areas, and shared electronic equipment.
Send the employee home immediately if symptoms develop during the workday.
Clean and disinfect surfaces in the employee’s workspace and shutdown the shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible.
Contact the local health district to report the suspected case and exposures.
Work with facility maintenance staff to increase air exchanges.
Consider pilot testing the use of face masks to ensure they do not interfere with work assignments.
If there is no temperature or symptoms, continue to self-monitor.
Wear a face covering while in the workplace, unless an exception exists. Employers can issue facemasks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings.
Exceptions can be found here https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/resources/general-resources/cloth-masks-or-face-coverings-in-the-workplace.
Maintain 6 feet from others.
Refrain from sharing headsets or other work materials.