May 11, 2020

Reopening Safeguards

Per Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-26, the following plan implements measures and institutes safeguards to ensure a safe environment for our employees and patrons, and to minimize spreading the COVID-19 virus.

 

EMPLOYEE HEALTH SCREENING:

All employees are required to conduct a health self-assessment before reporting for a scheduled work shift. If they have a cough or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing) or at least two of the following symptoms, they should not report to work: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscles pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. They are to notify their supervisor immediately. If these symptoms present after an employee has already reported for work, that employee will be immediately isolated and sent home as soon as possible. A thorough cleaning and sanitizing will take place in the areas where the employee was present.

Any staff, or immediate family member (or someone living in the same household) who presents with COVID-19 symptoms (as listed above), must report that to their supervisor immediately, and expect to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

 

ENHANCED CLEANING/DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS:

Building Services staff will clean handrails, doorknobs, and other high touch surfaces every hour in addition to routine cleaning/sanitizing. All staff are expected to clean/sanitize the workspace they occupy before leaving/moving to another area. Staff are not be required to clock in/out to reduce cross contamination on shared computers.

 

HANDWASHING/SANITIZING AVAILABILITY:

All staff must wash their hands upon arrival to work, and at a minimum of every hour. Patrons and staff have access to multiple restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available at key locations throughout the building.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING/PROTECTIVE MEASURES:

All staff must wear a mask while working in the building unless they are working alone in a secluded area of the building. All staff and patrons must practice social/physical distancing according to the CDC guidelines. The physical layout of the building is modified to accommodate six feet of separation between staff and patrons.

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Friday  |  10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday  |  10:00am to 4:00pm

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