Nevada United Road map to Recovery is a road map describing how businesses will move through each phase of the recovery plan. Nevada is prepared to initiate Phase I:
https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Roadmap-to-Recovery-Phase-One-Initial-Guidance.pdf; Regardless of what industry you are in or what phase your business is in, businesses will need to develop and implement plans for strict cleaning, disinfecting and social distancing indefinitely to assist in the effort of mitigating COVID-19. CDC and OSHA guidelines are as follows: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Statewide Social Distancing Measures – Critical Strategy during the COVID-19 Crisis
“In the absence of treatments and vaccines proven to be safe and effective, nations around the world have turned to social distancing to avoid a spike in serious illnesses and deaths that could overwhelm the healthcare system. In the United States, the federal government, states, territorial and local governments have done the same. Fortunately, there is evidence that social distancing is effective at blunting the full force of COVID-19, saving lives and sparing the healthcare system from worst case scenarios.” – National Governor’s Association, Road map to Recovery
Healthy Hygiene practice
- Post signs that promote protective measures on how to stop the spread of COVID19
- Enforce employee handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes and uses of cloth face covering when near other employees and customers.
- Provided adequate supplies in support of health hygiene practices for both employees and customer i.e., soap, hand sanitizer, tissues, face coverings, etc.
- Remind staff not to touch face or face covering. Launder face coverings daily per the CDC.
Increase Cleaning & Disinfecting
- Clean, sanitize and disinfect touched surfaces frequently, multiple times a day.
- Wipes pens, counters, or hard surfaces between use or customers
- Ensure all reusable items are handled with gloves and washed with dish soap and hot water.
- Ask customers and employees to exchange cash or card payment by using tools such as receipt trays or on counter rather than by hand.
- CDC recommends daily health checks for employees on arrival such as temperature screening and COVID19 exposure screening. http://media.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/download/COVID-19/reopening/snhd-reopening-covid19-screening-questionnaire.pdf
- Implement protocols to ensure confidentiality i.e. isolation room, confidential records
- Have a response plan for staff that become sick or have had exposure to others that has symptoms of COVID19.
- Monitor and adjust your company’s exposure / response plan according to the recommendations per the State and other agencies.
For further specific information from Southern Nevada Health District Guidance for Reopening:
As always, ManagedPAY is here to assist you on your way back to business! For more information on best practices during these recovery phases, contact us by calling (702) 215-5880; or emailing us at Compliance@managedpay.com.
Article provided by Linda Perry, Saftey Officer, ManagedPAY