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Moving Forward Workplaces

As New York State shares guidelines around a safe and coordinated reopening of communities, the Tompkins County Health Department will update information, FAQs, and local resources here.


Reopening Phases and Guidance, click here 


Reopening Poster for All Workplaces
“We are Following NYS Guidance During COVID-19”

Image of the poster described on this pagePHASED REOPENING is the NYS plan for reopening non-essential businesses. It is based on the ability of customers and workers to maintain safe distance. Detailed information on how to maximize public health safety at the workplace is provided in NYS Master Guidance and Summary Guidance documents.

A condition for your business or entity to reopen is to file an attestation with NYS, affirming that you have read and understand your obligation to operate in accordance with the guidance provided for your specific industry. To help build public confidence in your commitment to their safety, Tompkins County is providing a poster that you can use as a checklist to display at your workplace. The items in the list come directly from the Master Guidance provided by NYS. It will help visitors know what to expect when they enter your workplace.

  • Legal size (8-1/2 x 14).
  • Use as a fillable PDF format, or print and write in.
  • Provided to all businesses that have submitted to NYS an Affirmation that they will follow Master Guidance provided for their industry.
    • Instructions for submitting your affirmation are on the last page of every Master Guidance document. Click here for links to the Master Guidance documents by industry. 
    • The County is provided with a list of all submitted affirmations. A link to download poster will be emailed to newly affirmed entities on Fridays. 
  • Text of the poster and references for each list item is below.
  • If you have questions, please contact one of the economic development partners listed below.
  • How to file a local complaint related to Phased Reopening guidelines.
  • Additional Workplace Resources 

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We are Following NYS Guidance During COVID-19

This business/ organization affirms that we understand our obligation to operate in accordance with NYS Department of Health Guidance applicable to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. This includes but is not limited to physical distancing, use of PPE, hand hygiene, regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched and high risk areas, and daily employee health screening. Please be aware that the following measures are in effect in this space.

Affirmation submitted to NYSDOH (DATE)

Using the link at the end of Master Guidance documents, the business or entity must complete a form affirming that they have reviewed and understand the state-issued industry guidelines, and that they will implement them. Tompkins County receives notification when your form is submitted.

Maximum occupancy for safe distancing (# | NA)

No more than 50% of the maximum set by the certificate of occupancy can be in any particular area at one time. Or, no more than can be accommodated while keeping 6-foot distance.
(May not apply to some commercial or office spaces.)

Face covering required in shared areas (YES | NO)

Customers should only be allowed to enter a retail store if they wear a face covering. In other settings, employees and visitors must wear face coverings in common areas, elevators, lobbies, and between areas, and be ready to do so if another person unexpectedly comes within 6-feet.

One-way aisles/ hallways (YES | NO | NA)

Bi-directional foot traffic should be reduced in narrow aisles, hallways, or spaces, and one-way aisles or otherwise rearranging traffic flow should be considered.

Daily employee health screening (YES | NO)

Mandatory daily health screening practices must be implemented for employees, and coordinated so employees don’t intermingle before being screened. Screening may be performed remotely. A questionnaire may be used to screen for symptoms, testing, and proximity to known cases.

Site safety plan completed (YES | NO)

Completed safety plans must be conspicuously posted on the premises of the workplace.

Cleaning & disinfecting plan (YES | NO)

Cleaning logs must be maintained that include the date, time, and scope of cleaning. Hand hygiene stations must be provided and maintained. Retail hours should be adjusted as necessary to allow full cleaning procedures.

Name(s) Designated Site Safety Monitor(s)

A site safety monitor must be designated whose responsibilities include continuous compliance with all aspects of the site safety plan.

 


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Economic Development Partners

Businesses and organizations are encourage you to reach out to relevant organizations’ resources and information.

For updated guidance on Phased reopening and other posters from the Tompkins County Health Department, please visit tompkinscountyny.gov/health/movingforward.
 


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Workplace Resources

Image of the PDF poster you can download

Infection Prevention Measures On the Jobsite
  • Standard workplace guidance applies, such as stay home if sick, wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, practice social distancing.
  • Additional measures include reduce crew size to the extent possible while maintaining safety, minimize ride sharing, avoid sharing tools, clean and disinfect frequently all frequently touched surfaces, minimize dust and airborne contaminants, use proper PPE.
  • Click here to download a posting sign with this information (letter-size PDF, 148KB).

 


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