COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
Guide for restoration contractors

It is important for employers to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations whenever possible. This resource page contains links to a variety of resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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KEEP THE WORKPLACE SAFE
Encourage your employees to...

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE

  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting one another.
  • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand-washing reminders by email.
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces, and to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning systems.

STAY HOME IF

  • They are feeling sick.
  • A family member in their home is sick.

BE CAREFUL WITH MEETINGS & TRAVEL

  • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible.
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces.
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings and other gatherings.
  • Assess the risks of business travel.

HANDLE FOOD CAREFULLY

  • Limit food sharing.
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts.
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene measures.

KEEP COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS SAFE
Encourage your employees & customers to...

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE

  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting one another.
  • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand-washing reminders by email.
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces, and to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning systems.

AVOID CROWDING

  • Use booking and scheduling to stagger customer flow.
  • Use online transactions where possible.
  • Consider limiting attendance at larger gatherings.

FOR TRANSPORTATION, TAXIS & RIDE SHARING

  • Keep windows open when possible.
  • Increase ventilation.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces.

KEEP HOMES SAFE
Encourage your family members to...

ALL HOUSEHOLDS

  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals.
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces, and to cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails.
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning systems.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH SICK FAMILY MEMBERS

  • Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door closed.
  • Have only one family member care for the sick individual.
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for household members 65 years or older or with underlying conditions.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH VULNERABLE SENIORS OR THOSE WITH SIGNIFICANT UNDERLYING CONDITIONS

Significant underlying conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system.

  • Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as though they were a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the person, such as by feeding or caring for the person.
  • If possible, provide a protected space for vulnerable household members.
  • Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly.

*This information was gained from the Chamber of Commerce, CDC, World Health Organization, and other online resources. This information is not intended to be legal advise but rather useful information to reference in this ongoing crisis.

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