- Get staff to work from home if possible
Businesses should only assign employees to work outside the home if their duties cannot be performed at home.
- For certain businesses: have all workers evaluate their health before each shift.
- These businesses should prepare a screener for everyone who works for them outside the home. This includes employees, volunteers, contractors.
- You can use a physical handout, an automated phone call, or an online survey.
- Prepare an updated Social Distancing Protocol by June 15
All businesses that remain open must prepare, post, and follow a Social Distancing Protocol at every active facility.
- Protect employee health.
- Make sure that employees do not come to work sick. Do not treat employees differently if they use sick leave. Waive cancellation fees for any vendors who call out sick.
- Have employees check their health before they start each shift.
Ensure that employees’ desks or work areas are at least 6 feet apart.
Clean break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas frequently. Do not let employees use shared equipment in break rooms, like microwaves, water coolers, or drinking fountains.
- Make cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap and water easily available to all employees.
- If someone on your staff tests positive for COVID-19
If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19. Make sure they isolate themselves at home.
- Prevent large crowds from gathering
Close any customer seating areas, unless it’s for healthcare services. Separate order areas from pickup or delivery areas. If a customer is picking up items, hand them all their items at once.
- Limit the number of people in your business at any one time. Make sure everyone can keep 6 feet apart from each other at all times. Have an employee at the door let customers in one at a time.
- Put limits on certain goods that sell out quickly. You can also pre-bag products to sell.
- You can also set a time in the morning when people over 60 and others who are at risk can shop, right after your business is cleaned.
- Make it easier for people to stay at least 6 feet apart.
- Have signs outside reminding people to stay 6 feet apart, including in line.
- Put tape marks 6 feet apart on the ground in the store (in line areas) and on sidewalks outside.
- Tell staff to maintain at least 6 feet from customers. They may come closer for a few seconds, when taking payment or delivering goods.
Discourage (but do not ban) bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible. This will let people navigate aisles more easily.
- Outdoor markets must space vendors at least 6 feet apart. Outdoor markets also must have security to make sure that customers stay 6 feet apart.
- Healthcare providers (including pharmacies) must set chairs 6 feet apart in waiting areas.
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