Being that our industry is essential we MUST follow protocols required by the state.
Owners of commercial buildings must implement the following:
- Clean and disinfect high-touch areas routinely in accordance with CDC guidelines, particularly in spaces accessible to staff, customers, tenants, or other individuals, particularly following a known or potential exposure;
- Maintain current cleaning procedures in all other areas of the facility;
- Ensure that the facility has a sufficient number of workers to perform the above protocols effectively.
Require workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings, and require workers to wear gloves. A carrier must provide, at its own expense, these face coverings and gloves for employees. Customers may be exempted if it would inhibit their health, or if under two years of age. If a customer refuses, they must be denied entry, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in which case another method of pickup should be provided.
All businesses of these types must adopt the following policies:
- Immediately separate and send home workers who appear to have COVID-19 symptoms;
- Promptly notify workers of any known exposure to COVID-19, subject to confidentiality requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
- Clean and disinfect the worksite in accordance with CDC guidelines when a worker has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
- Continue to follow all guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the CDC, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment.
Businesses that are still permitted to operate must adopt the following policies:
- Prohibit non-essential visitors from the worksite;
- Limit all worksite meetings and groups to fewer than 10 people;
- Require everyone to maintain 6 feet of social distancing wherever possible;
- Stagger start and stop times to limit the number of people entering and leaving at the same time;
- Stagger lunch breaks and work times to minimize the number of people on site while safely continuing operations;
- Restrict the number of individuals who can access common areas such as restrooms and breakrooms at the same time;
- Require workers and visitors to wear cloth face coverings, and require workers to wear gloves. A business must provide, at its own expense, these face coverings and gloves for employees. A workers or visitor may be exempted if it would inhibit their health. If a visitor refuses for a non-medical reason, they must be denied entry.
- Require infection control practices such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage;
- Limit sharing of tools, equipment, and machinery;
- Provide hand sanitizer and wipes to workers and visitors;
- Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, breakrooms, equipment, and machinery.