Task Force

For Customers:

Suggestions Include;

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Order online or curbside pickup whenever possible
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask or cloth covering anytime you are in public
  • Shop during hours when fewer people will be out and about
  • Utilize specialized hours for people at high risk if you are in that group of individuals
  • Disinfect shopping carts
  • Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose
  • Use touchless payment when possible
  • Use hand sanitizer after leaving the store and when home, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

For Businesses:

Suggestions Include;

  • Maintain physical distance
  • Operate with reduced occupancy and capacity based on business size
  • Limit areas where people can congregate
  • Implement comprehensive sanitation protocols
  • Offer curbside or delivery options
  • Close fitting rooms, meeting rooms and other enclosed spaces
  • Implement symptom screenings for employees before shifts
  • Increase cleaning schedules
  • Check employees and managers daily for symptoms of COVID-19 when they arrive at work
    • Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever over 100.4 °F, cough, and shortness of breath
  • Take each employees temperature. Employees with a temperature over 100.4 °F to be sent home
  • Check that all employees are wearing masks and gloves. Proper glove changing protocol to be reviewed and followed
  • Check that hand sanitizing stations are full and working
  • Ensure dedicated sanitizing employee is equipped with proper sanitation supplies and equipment
    • Remind employees areas of focus i.e. disinfecting tables, chairs, tables, door handles, bathrooms, check presenters, writing utensils, counters, etc
  • Post cleaning log for the day
  • Review hand washing procedures with employees
    • Team members should wash their hands every 15 minutes for at least 20 seconds
  • Employees that handle payments must wash their hands after each interaction
  • Remind employees to cover their cough by either coughing into a tissue and disposing of the tissue, or coughing into the inside of their elbow
  • Review glove wearing procedures with staff
  • Assure proper container for disposal of masks and gloves is prepared
  • Train all employees in the above safety actions
  • Verify ware-washing machines are operating at the required wash and rinse temperature and with the appropriate detergents and sanitizers

Please be advised that some or all of the information provided may not be applicable to some businesses. These are only recommended best practices, given by local businesses, to help in developing your own protocols. This is in no way an official order to any operating businesses. As COVID-19 circumstances continue to evolve, so will the recommendations and requirements.

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