Coronavirus.gov is a collective resource for updates from The White House, the Center of Disease Control & FEMA regarding the current situation of the novel coronavirus update in the U.S.
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.
This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsiblehttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
for planning mass gatherings or large community events in the
United States. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event
with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the
planning and response resources of the community hosting the
event, such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event.
Guidance specific to schools and childcare settings, institutions of
higher education, and community- and faith-based organizations can
be found on CDC’s website focused on prevention COVID-19 spread
- Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in the Workplace
- Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Workplaces
- Healthy Business Operations
- Cleaning and Disinfection in the Workplace
- Critical Infrastructure
- Additional Resources
During an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current outbreak of COVID-19, small business
owners must prepare for disruption in their business as well as prepare to protect their employees’
health and safety in the workplace.
These steps are recommended to protect employees
and prepare your business for disruption.
For more tips and information see the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html) and the OSHA
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf)
The purpose of this tool is to assist businesses in the food service industry, such as restaurants and bars, in
making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local
health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the
unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
When a novel virus with pandemic potential emerges,
nonpharmaceutical interventions, which will be called
community mitigation strategies in this document, often
are the most readily available interventions to help slow
transmission of the virus in communities. Community
mitigation is a set of actions that persons and communities
can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus
infections. Community mitigation is especially important
before a vaccine or drug becomes widely available.
The following is a framework for actions which local and
state health departments can recommend in their
community to both prepare for and mitigate community
transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. Selection and
implementation of these actions should be guided by the
local characteristics of disease transmission, demographics,
and public health and healthcare system capacity.
“To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that
critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following
potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and
additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.”
DEVELOP YOUR PLAN
- DETERMINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED.
- DETERMINE HOW AREAS WILL BE DISINFECTED.
- CONSIDER THE RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED.
- CLEAN VISIBLY DIRTY SURFACES WITH SOAP AND WATER
- USE THE APPROPRIATE CLEANING OR DISINFECTANT PRODUCT.
- ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL.
MAINTAIN AND REVISE
- CONTINUE ROUTINE CLEANING AND DISINFECTION.
- MAINTAIN SAFE PRACTICES
- CONTINUE PRACTICES THAT REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE.