Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.
To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19.
Resources for Reopening
Plan, Prepare, Respond
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.
CDC guidance for visitors, and administrators.
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.