Purpose of this Document
The purpose of this document is to provide the Permit Holder with guidance in creating a Covid-19 Site Specific Protection Plan that provides a safe, clean environment for employees, volunteers, participants and the public. As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to evolve and new Public Health Orders are issued both at State and local levels, amendments to your Protection Plan may be needed in order to incorporate new requirements. It is the Permit Holders responsibility to understand, implement and follow all new Public Health Orders. These guidelines were approved by Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa, and follows state and federal CDC guidelines.
Individual Control Measures and Screenings
• All participants/employees have been provided with temperature and/or symptom screenings each day before participating in any group activity.
• Employees are provided with all required protective equipment (i.e., face coverings) and the employer ensures this equipment is worn properly at all times.
• Face coverings are required when employees are in the vicinity of others. Face coverings are not shared at this worksite.
• Employees take reasonable measures to communicate with the public that they should use face coverings.
• Participants/Employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be followed for when they can resume participation.
1. What types of protective equipment will you provide to employees/volunteers and participants?
2. What additional control measures are you implementing onsite?
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
• All shared equipment and touchable surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between each use. (Coaches are providing equipment in this first phase; we can also use strict rules about “no touching the ball with your hands.” We have cones and balls as “equipment.”)
• Hand sanitizer will be provided where businesses do not have indoor plumbing. – Clubs will provide hand sanitizer and disinfectants.
• Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, adequate time for hand- washing, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and disposable towels.
• Cleaning products are used that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s- approved for use against COVID-19 list.
• Employees are provided adequate time to implement cleaning practices before and after shifts.
1. What is the schedule for disinfecting commonly used surfaces and equipment?
2. What operational procedures are being implemented to ensure adequate time for cleaning/disinfecting?
3. What additional measures will be taken onsite?
Physical Distancing Guidelines
• Participants should bring their own snacks and drinks from home. No communal snacks.
• Tape or other markings have been placed at least six feet apart in participant line areas on sidewalks or other walkways near public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
1. What is the layout of your site and how will you accomplish physical distancing measures?
Activity/Business Best Practices
• Go to cdc.gov to find the list of specific best practices for your type of activity/business.
1. What are the Best Practices?
Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case
• County of Sonoma Public Health is notified of all positive COVID-19 cases.
• We have designated two club individuals to whom teams will report positive cases.
• We are also researching an app to assist with the check-in and symptom monitoring process.
1. Employees/volunteers have been trained on the following topics
2. Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
3. Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines.
4. The importance of not coming to work if employees have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
5. The importance of seeking medical attention if an employees’ symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.
6. The vulnerability of older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, and the need to practice particular caution to protect these groups.
7. The importance of frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when employees cannot get to a sink or handwashing station, per CDC guidelines).
8. Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
9. The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section above).
10. Proper use of face coverings, including:
a. Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
b. Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
c. The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
d. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
e. Face coverings to be washed after each shift.
1. What are your training procedures for employees/volunteers?
2. What other worksite training measures are you taking?