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Protecting Employees Working in the Commonwealth

  • All businesses conducting in-person operations as permitted in each respective Phase must do the following:

  • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas frequently and continue to regularly clean all other areas of the building(s)

  • Establish and implement a plan in case the business is exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Securing and decontaminating the affected areas

  • Closing off areas visited by the person who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID19

  • Opening outside doors and windows and using ventilation fans to circulate air in the area

  • Waiting at least 24 hours, or as long as practical, before cleaning and disinfecting the affected area

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all shared areas such as offices, bathrooms, break rooms, shared electronic equipment (tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls) and ATM machines used by the sick person

  • Identifying employees who were in close contact (within about 6 feet for 10 minutes or more) with a person with a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 from the period 48 hours before symptom onset to the time at which the patient isolated

  • f any employee who was in close contact remain asymptomatic, the employees should adhere to the practices set out by the CDC in its April 8, 2020, Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practice for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.

  • If the affected employee becomes sick during the workday, the person should be sent home immediately. Surfaces in the employee’s workspace should be cleaned and disinfected. Information on other employees who had contact with the ill employee during the time the employee had symptoms and 48 hours prior to symptoms should be compiled. Others at the workplace with close contact within 6 feet of the employee during this time are considered exposed.

  • Promptly notify employees who were close contacts of any known exposure to COVID19 at the business premises, consistent with applicable confidentiality laws.

  • Taking each employee’s temperature before they enter the business and sending home those who have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or higher. Ensure employees practice social distancing while waiting to have temperatures screened.

  • Informing employees that if they have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath), they should notify their supervisor and stay home

  • Advising sick employees to follow CDC-recommended steps, including not returning to work until the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with health care providers and state and local health departments

  • Employers are encouraged to implement liberal paid time off for employees who do not return to work for the reasons set forth above.

  • Prevent large groups from entering or leaving the building by staggering work start and stop times

  • Limit the number of people in employee common areas, like locker rooms or break rooms, and ensure these areas are cleaned frequently

  • Conduct meetings and trainings virtually. If a meeting needs to be held in person, limit the number of employees to 10 in the Red Phase, 25 in the Yellow phase, and 250 in the Green Phase, while maintaining a social distance of six feet

  • Make sure employees have access to soap and water to wash their hands, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

  • Provide non-medical masks for employees to wear at all times and make it mandatory to wear masks while on the work site. Employers may approve masks obtained or made by employees according to Department of Health policies

  • Make sure the facility has enough employees as applicable to follow these protocols and conduct business effectively and safely

  • Discourage non-essential visitors from entering the business premises

  • Communicate these procedures to all employees to ensure that everyone knows how to be safe.

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