Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Sector Specific Operating Requirements


The following are sector specific operating requirements for businesses to open as part of Responsible RestartOhio.


Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction



Mandatory Recommended Best Practices
Employees, Distributors, & Guests
  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Face coverings are required while employers and employees are on the job, unless any one of the following apply:
    • An employee in a particular position is prohibited by a law or regulation from wearing a face covering while on the job
    • A face covering is not advisable for health purposes
    • Wearing a face covering on the job is against documented industry best practices
    • Wearing a face covering violates a company’s safety policies
    • There is a practical reason a face covering cannot be worn
    • An employee is sitting alone in an enclosed work-space. (If any of these exceptions apply to your business, or one of your employees, written justification must be provided upon request.)​​
  • Employees must perform daily symptom assessment*
  • Require employees to stay home if symptomatic
  • Require regular handwashing
  • Stagger or limit arrivals of employees and guests
  • Personnel should work from home if possible
  • Customers and guests should wear a face covering. They are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Provide stipend to employees for transportation
Shift Pattern
  • Daily disinfection of desks and workstations
  • Change shift patterns (e.g. fewer shifts)
  • Stagger lunch and break times
  • Split into sub-teams, limit contact across sub-teams
  • Reduce pace to allow less FTEs per line
Physical Spaces /Workstations
  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Daily deep disinfection of high-contact surfaces
  • Space factory floor to allow for distancing
  • Regulate max number of people in cafeterias/common spaces
  • Establish maximum capacity (e.g. 50% of fire code)
  • Close cafeteria and gathering spaces if possible, or conduct regular cleanings
  • Daily deep disinfection of entire facility
Confirmed Cases
  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at work
  • Contact the Local Health District about suspected cases or exposures
  • Shutdown shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible
  • Work with local health department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications
  • Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures
  • Following testing, contact local health department to initiate appropriate care and tracing

Consumer, Retail & Services

Mandatory Recommended Best Practices
Employees
  • Ensure min 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Face coverings are required while employers and employees are on the job, unless any one of the following apply:
    • An employee in a particular position is prohibited by a law or regulation from wearing a face covering while on the job
    • A face covering is not advisable for health purposes
    • Wearing a face covering on the job is against documented industry best practices
    • Wearing a face covering violates a company’s safety policies
    • There is a practical reason a face covering cannot be worn
    • An employee is sitting alone in an enclosed work-space. ​​​​​​

      (If any of these exceptions apply to your business, or one of your employees, written justification must be provided upon request.)

  • Employees must perform daily symptom assessment*
  • Require employees to stay home if symptomatic
  • Require regular handwashing
  • Place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations
  • Clean high-touch items after each use (e.g. carts, baskets)
  • Customers and guests should wear a face covering. They are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Group employees by shift to reduce exposure
Customers & Guests
  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people
  • Specify hours for at-risk populations (e.g. elderly)
  • Place hand sanitizers in high-contact locations
  • Ask customers and guests not to enter if symptomatic
  • Stagger entry of customers and guests
  • Face coverings are recommended while shopping or visiting
  • Health questionnaire for symptoms at entry point
  • Provide face coverings upon entry
  • Where possible, accept customers by appointment only
  • Increase availability for curb-side pickup
  • Consider suspending return policies
Physical Spaces
  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Post social distancing signage & disinfect high-contact surfaces hourly
  • Clean merchandise before stocking if possible
  • Establish maximum capacity (e.g. 50% of fire code)
  • Discontinue self-service food stations, product samples
  • Food courts remain closed
  • Close once a week for deep cleaning
  • Maximize available checkout space to promote social distancing (e.g., space customer lines with floor markers, use alternate registers)
  • Use contact-less payments where possible
  • Increase capacity for delivery and curb-side pickup
Confirmed Cases
  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at work
  • Contact the Local Health District about suspected cases or exposures
  • Shutdown shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible
  • Work with Local Health Department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications
  • Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures
  • Following testing, contact Local Health Department to initiate appropriate care and tracing

General Office Environments

Mandatory Recommended Best Practices
Employees & Guests
  • Ensure minimum 6 ft between people, if not possible, install barriers
  • Face coverings are required while employers and employees are on the job, unless any one of the following apply:
    • An employee in a particular position is prohibited by a law or regulation from wearing a face covering while on the job
    • A face covering is not advisable for health purposes
    • Wearing a face covering on the job is against documented industry best practice
    • Wearing a face covering violates a company’s safety policies
    • There is a practical reason a face covering cannot be worn
    • An employee is sitting alone in an enclosed work-space.

      (If any of these exceptions apply to your business, or one of your employees, written justification must be provided upon request.)

  • Employees must perform daily symptom assessment*
  • Require employees to stay home if symptomatic
  • Require regular handwashing
  • Reduce sharing of work materials
  • Limit travel as much as possible
  • Stagger arrival of all employees and guests
  • Post signage on health safety guidelines in common areas
  • Ensure seating distance of 6 ft or more
  • Customers and guests should wear a face covering. They are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Enable natural workplace ventilation
  • Health questionnaire for symptoms at entry
  • Temperature taking protocol
Physical Spaces /Workstations
  • Frequent disinfection of desks, workstations, and high-contact surfaces
  • Daily disinfection of common areas
  • Cancel/postpone in person events when social distancing guidelines cannot be met
  • No buffet in cafeteria
  • Utilize disposable tableware and other materials
  • Establish maximum capacity (e.g. 50% of fire code)
  • Redesign/space workstations for 6 ft or more distance
  • Close cafeteria and gathering spaces if possible, or conduct regular cleanings
  • Limit congregation in office spaces
  • Redesign/space workstations for 6 ft or more of distance
  • Divide essential staff into groups and establishing rotating shift
  • Availability of at least 3 weeks of cleaning supplies
Confirmed Cases
  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at work
  • Contact the Local Health District about suspected cases or exposures
  • Shutdown shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible
  • Work with Local Health Department to identify potentially infected or exposed individuals to help facilitate effective contact tracing/notifications
  • Once testing is readily available, test all suspected infections or exposures
  • Following testing, contact Local Health Department to initiate appropriate care and tracing


     
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