We're on the path to opening back up as the Governor acknowledges our suggestions and begins taking the steps to get us back to work. Announcing that the Stay and Home order will be extended by 2 weeks, with a new end-date of May 18th, our businesses will be allowed to offer curbside and delivery service starting this Monday, May 4th.
Curbside and Delivery Allowed As Of Monday, May 4 (with Plan In Place)
CODIV-19 Preparedness Plan
In order to provide service, you will need to have a "COVID-19 Preparedness Plan" in place. This plan must show how your business will implement the MN OSHA Standards, MDH and CDC Guidelines in your workplace.
Full Requirements: https://mn.gov/deed/safework/
- Work from home must continue whenever possible.
- Ensure sick workers stay home. Your plan must have policies and procedures, including health screenings, that prevent sick workers from entering the workplace
- Establish Social Distancing in the workplace
- Employee Hygiene
- Cleaning and Disinfection protocols
Optional template: https://mn.gov/deed/safework/
Plan Documentation and Notification Requirements:
You do not need to submit their Plans for preapproval. Upon request, Non-Critical Exempt Businesses must make their Plans available to regulatory authorities and public safety officers, including DLI.
- Sign Off. The owner or senior management responsible for implementing the Plan must sign and certify the Plan, affirming their commitment to implement and follow the Plan.
- Notify Employees. You must provide your Plan, in writing, to all workers, and the Plan must be posted at all of your business’s workplaces in locations that will allow for the Plan to be readily reviewed by all workers. Where physical posting is impracticable, the Plan can be posted electronically, provided that the Plan is received by all workers and remains available for their review.
- Training. You must ensure that training is provided to workers on the contents of their Plan and required procedures, so that all workers understand and are able to perform the precautions necessary to protect themselves and their co-workers. This training should be easy to understand and available in the appropriate language and literacy level for all workers.
- Supervise. You should also take steps to supervise workers and ensure that workers understand and adhere to necessary precautions to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
- Document. You should be demonstrating compliance with this training requirement and documentation must be maintained and made available to regulatory authorities and public safety officers, including DLI, upon request.
If you need assistance in creating your preparedness plan, would like to roundtable with other area businesses to discuss best practices or have questions about any of this information, SWBA is here to assist you. Please contact us through Jessica or comment on the forums on our COVID information page.