COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
CLASSY CLAWS takes the health and safety of our employees and clients seriously. We are all living through the spread of COVID-19 and the need for certain employees to continue in-person work. Others either are or will soon be welcomed back into work, either because they are critical infrastructure workers, because they are needed to conduct minimum basic operations for our business or because our business is once again allowed to open. We want you to know that we are committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we are ready to provide a healthy and safe workplace for our employees and clients.
Our plan is based on information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the time of its development. Because the COVID-19 situation is frequently changing, the need for modifications may occur based on further guidance provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials at the state or local levels. CLASSY CLAWS is focused on three lines of defense:
1. Limiting the number of people together at the same time in the same place.
2. Sanitizing and disinfecting all areas.
3. Requiring appropriate personal protection equipment including masks, face shields, etc. Include all that apply to your business here.
Note: CLASSY CLAWS may amend this Plan based on changing requirements and the need of our business.
The spread of COVID-19 in the workplace can come from several sources:
- Guests – visitors/vendors/family members
- The General Public
Our employees fall into one or more of the following categories as defined by OSHA:
· Lower exposure risk (the work performed does not require direct contact with people known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 or frequent close contact with the public).
Medium exposure risk (the work performed requires frequent and/or close contact with people who may be infected with COVID-19, but who are not known COVID-19 patients, or contact with the general public in areas where there is ongoing community transmission).
COVID-19 WORKPLACE COORDINATORS (TASK FORCE)
CLASSY CLAWS has designated the following staff as its COVID-19 Workplace Coordinators: (include the names, titles, email and phones numbers of the staff that you have assigned)
The Coordinators responsibilities include:
· staying up to date on federal, state and local guidance
· incorporating those recommendations into our workplace
· training our workforce on control practices, proper use of personal protective equipment, the steps employees must take to notify our business of any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected cases of COVID-19.
· reviewing HR policies and practices to ensure they are consistent with this Plan and existing local, state and federal requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLASSY CLAWS SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS
All CLASSY CLAWS managers/supervisors must be familiar with this Plan and be ready to answer questions from employees. Additionally, CLASSY CLAWS expects that all managers/supervisors will set a good example by following this Plan. This includes practicing good personal hygiene and jobsite safety practices to prevent the spread of the virus. Managers and supervisors must encourage this same behavior from anyone working in the salon.
CLASSY CLAWS will require and keep a record of all self-screening protocols for all employees or contractors entering the worksite, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed cases of COVID -19.
CLASSY CLAWS will:
· Keep everyone on the worksite premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including through the use of ground markings, signs, and physical barriers, as appropriate to the worksite.
· Require face coverings to be worn when employees cannot consistently maintain six feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace, and consider face shields when employees cannot consistently maintain three feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace.
· Increase facility cleaning and disinfection to limit exposure to COVID-19, especially on high-touch surfaces (e.g., door handles), paying special attention to parts, products, and shared equipment (e.g., tools, machinery, vehicles).
· Adopt protocols to clean and disinfect the facility in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace.
· Make cleaning supplies available to employees upon entry and at the worksite and provide time for employees to wash hands frequently or to use hand sanitizer.
· When an employee is identified with a confirmed case of COVID-19, within 24 hours, notify both:
1. The local public health department, and
2. Any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
· Conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19.
· Train employees on how to report unsafe work conditions.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES
We are asking each of our employees to help with our prevention efforts while at work. CLASSY CLAWS, understands that in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 at our facility, everyone needs to play his or her part. We have instituted several best practices to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and prevent its spread in the workplace. This includes specific cleaning efforts and social distancing. While here at work, all employees must follow these best practices for them to be effective. Beyond these best practices, we require employees to report to their managers or supervisors immediately if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, as described below. If employees have specific questions about this Plan or COVID-19, they should ask their manager, supervisor or contact SARA STEINBRINK.
OSHA and the CDC Prevention Guidelines
OSHA and the CDC have provided the following preventive guidance for all workers, regardless of exposure risk:
· Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
· Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette, which includes covering for coughs and sneezes.
· Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
· Maintain appropriate social distance of six feet to the greatest extent possible.
Additionally, employees must familiarize themselves with the symptoms and exposure risks of COVID-19. The primary symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:
· Dry cough;
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
· Fever (either feeling feverish or a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher);
· Repeated shaking with chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell
Individuals with COVID-19 may also have early symptoms such as, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as an atypical cough or shortness of breath, do not report to work. You must also notify your supervisor immediately, and consult their healthcare provider. Similarly, if employees come into close contact with someone showing these symptoms, they must notify their supervisor immediately and consult their healthcare provider. We have the responsibility to work to identify and notify all employees who have close contact with individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. “Close contact” is not brief or incidental contact with a person with COVID-19 symptoms.
The CDC defines “close contact” as either:
· Being within roughly six feet of a COVID-19 infected person or a person with any symptom(s) for a “prolonged period of time;” ( the CDC estimates range from 10 to 30 minutes, or,
· Having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 infected person or a person with any COVID-19 symptom(s) (i.e., being coughed on).
HEALTH AND SAFETY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR CLASSY CLAWS
CLASSY CLAWS has put a number of best practices and measures in place to ensure the health and safety of identified groups of individuals. With each group of individuals, our Plan is focused on three lines of defense – limiting the number of people together at a time, sanitizing all areas and requiring appropriate personal protection equipment.
Minimizing exposure from co-workers.
CLASSY CLAWS takes the following steps to minimize exposure from co-workers to COVID-19 by educating employees on protective behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provide employees with the necessary tools for these protective behaviors, including: (putting up protective barriers, supplying face shields, supplying nitrile gloves, EPA hospital grade disinfectant at every station, MABP Recommendations for a Safe Re-Open, CDC information, Official Executive Orders, OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19)
General Education: Michigan Manicurist License, Educator Training Certificates, International Training, EPA Hospital Grade Disinfection Certifications, COVID-19 Infection Control Certification and Online Training Courses
This Plan is based on information and guidance from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development. The safety of our employees and visitors remain the top priority at CLASSY CLAWS. We recognize that all individuals are responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce and visitors. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and spread, CLASSY CLAWS is monitoring the situation closely and will update our guidance based on the most current recommendations from the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), OSHA and any other public entities.
Executive Order 2020-97 is outlined below (click here for the full order) along with industry specific guidelines for many industries, including beauty services.