TRPHD Webinar Information
These are the slides displayed during the webinar. Basic information and suggestions can be found her. These slides date from 3/18/20
The information on this webinar is up-to-date as of 3/18/20.
Business Flexibility Ideas from the Office of Governor Ricketts:
Offer drive-up service to customers
- Restaurants and bars have moved to takeout, curbside pickup, or drive-thru service.
- Traditional sit-down restaurants are adding phone lines to handle calls for delivery/pickup orders.
- Local retailers are posting items for sale online, and then readying orders for curbside pickup.
- Veterinary clinics have begun to offer stay-in-car services. They will come get the pet from a vehicle, take the pet inside for a checkup, and then deliver the pet back to the vehicle after the exam.
- Photography stores are offering online sales and giving customers the option to pick up curbside.
Deliver to customers
- Traditional sit-down restaurant establishments and bars are delivering orders.
- Consider how you can deliver your product to your customer. Even cigar lounges are delivering cigars to customers.
- Fitness centers are offering virtual classes. YMCA has classes available on a YouTube channel. Other gyms are offering free classes on demand.
- Gyms are sending instructors to provide in-home classes to groups of 10 or less.
Modify normal day-to-day operations
- Businesses are meeting virtually via teleconference or videoconference.
- Food processing plants are taking temperatures of all workers at the door to ensure the health of their teammates at the worksite.
- Large stores have marked off where customers should stand while waiting to checkout. This helps to maintain the recommended social distance between customers.
- Medical clinics are having patients check in from the parking lot and wait in their vehicles for their appointment. This prevents patients from being bunched together in a waiting room.
- Fitness centers are spreading out their equipment to allow up to 10 customers to work out at once.
- Manufacturers are rearranging workspaces to space out their teammates during the pandemic.
- Restaurants are offering gift cards with more value than the purchase price, while specifying that the cards must be used at a later date. For instance, they’re selling $75 gift cards for only $50, provided that the cards are used after June 1, 2020. This is helping their cash flow during the pandemic.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This list is composed of cleaners that are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
Create a plan now to continue essential functions in the event of any disaster.
Use these resources created by the CDC to educate your employees.
You are Important
Remember to take care of yourself. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
Things you can do to support yourself
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Checklist to Prepare
- Find Local Information
- Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases. ( John's Hopkins, WHO, CDC)
- Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information!
- Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control page
- Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert pageexternal icon.
- Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
- Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk: Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
- Protect Yourself & Family
- Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
- Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
- Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
- Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.
Please contact us at 888-669-7154 with any further questions or guidance. Two Rivers Public Health Department's motto is "A healthy community for all" and we are working to provide preventative education, assure environmental quality, and create more healthy and safe communities for all who live within the district.