Reopening Guidance for Employers with Vulnerable Workers
The purpose of this tool is to assist directors or administrators in making decisions regarding youth programs and camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health departments and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions.
✓ Are you in an community no longer requiring significant mitigation*?
✓ Will you be able to limit non-essential employees to those from the local geographic area?
✓ Do you have protective measures for employees at higher risk (e.g. teleworking, tasks that minimizing contact)?
Are recommended safety actions in place?
✓ Promote healthy hygiene practices
✓ Intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation
✓ Encourage social distancing (e.g., small static groups, no large events)
✓ Cancel non-essential travel, and encourage alternative commuting and telework
✓ Space out seating (>6 ft), and stagger gathering times
✓ Restrict use of any shared items and spaces
✓ Train all staff in above safety-actions
Is ongoing monitoring in place?
✓ Encourge employees who are sick to stay home
✓ Establish routine, daily employee health checks
✓ Monitor absenteeism and have flexible time off policies
✓ Have an action plan for if a staff member gets COVID-19
✓ Create and test emergency communication channels for employees
✓ Establish communication with state and local authorities
*Or in a significant mitigation area and only serving children of essential workers.