Business owners should refer to the State’s industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate. For a list of regions and sectors that are authorized to re-open, as well as detailed guidance for each sector, please visit: forward.ny.gov. If your industry is not included in the posted guidance but your businesses has been operating as essential, please refer to ESD’s Essential Business Guidance and adhere to the guidelines within this Safety Plan. Please continue to regularly check the New York Forward site for guidance that is applicable to your business or certain parts of your business functions, and consult the state and federal resources listed below.
COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan
Name of Business:
Owner/Manager of Business:
Human Resources Representative and Contact Information, if applicable:
A. Physical Distancing. To ensure employees comply with physical distancing requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
List common situations that may not allow for 6 ft. of distance between individuals. What measures will you implement to ensure the safety of your employees in such situations?
How you will manage engagement with customers and visitors on these requirements (as applicable)?
How you will manage industry-specific physical social distancing (e.g., shift changes, luch breaks) (as applicable)?
A. Protective Equipment. To ensure employees comply with protective equipment requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
What quantity of face coverings - and any other PPE - will you need to procure to ensure that you always have sufficient supply on hand for employees and visitors? How will you procure these supplies?
What policy will you implement to ensure that PPE is appropriately cleaned, stored, and/or discarded?
List common objects that are likely to be shared between employees. What measures will you implement to ensure the safety of your employees when using these objects?
B. Hygiene and Cleaning. To ensure employees comply with hygiene and cleaning requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
Who will be responsible for maintaining a cleaning log? Where will the log kept?
Where on the work location will you provide employees with access to the appropriate hand hygiene and/or sanitizing products and how will you promote good hand hygiene?
What policies will you implement to ensure regular cleaning and disinfection of your wowrksite and any shared objects or materials, using products identified as effective against COVID-19?
C. Communication. To ensure the business and its employees comply with communication requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
Which employee(s) will be in charge of maintaining a log of each person that enters the site (excluding customers and deliveries that are performed with appropriate PPE or through contactless means), and where will the log be kept?
If a worker tests positive for COVID-19, which employee(s) will be responsible for notifying state and local health departments?
A. Screening. To ensure the business and its employees comply with protective equipment requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
What type(s) of daily health and screening practices will you implement? Will the screening be done before employee gets to work or onsite? Who will be responsible for performing them, and how will those individuals be trained?
If screening onsite, how much PPE will be required for the responsible parties carrying out the screening practices? How will you supply this PPE?
B. Contact tracing and disinfection of contaminated areas. To ensure the business and its employees comply with contact tracing and disinfection requirements, you agree that you will do the following:
In the case of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, how will you clean the applicable contaminated areas? What products identified as effective against COVID-19 will you need and how will you acquire them?
In the case of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, how will you trace close contracts in the workplace? How will you inform close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19?
Please use this space to provide additional details about your business's Safety Plan, including anything to address specific industry guidance.
Staying up to date on industry-specific guidance:
To ensure that you stay up to date on the guidance that is being issued by the State, you will:
State and Federal Resources for Businesses and Entities
As these resources are frequently updated, please stay current on state and federal guidance issues in response to COVID-19