Social Distancing Policies
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25, our business is required to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with best practices and guidelines from the CDC. In this policy “employees” means all persons connected with the business.
These are subject to change, and if anyone has any suggestions to add to these social distancing policies, please advise me.
- The Company shall facilitate telework and work-at- home by employees, to the maximum extent possible.
- Work in offices or workplaces is prohibited whenever telework and work-at-home options are available, considering position duties, availability of teleworking equipment, and network adequacy.
- When telework and work-from-home options are not available, to the maximum extent possible, the office or workplace shall be closed to the public and provide services by phone and online during regular business hours. To the extent that total closure is not feasible, in-person interactions between employees and between the employees the public should be by appointment, whenever possible. Other work between employees should be coordinated to minimize physical interactions.
- When services or workplace workspaces require in-person interactions, social distancing measures must be established, implemented, and enforced, to
the maximum extent possible. Those measures include:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. Be aware that any common surface inside the office or workplace may be contaminated. Use a disinfecting wipe to clean the touch screens, for example, or immediately wash your hands or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub after using common equipment. Experts do not recommend wearing gloves, but if you do use them, make sure you don’t touch your face until you have removed the gloves.
- To the extent possible, maintain at least 3 feet distance, and preferably 6 feet distance, between yourself and others.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. This means at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) without an inhaler, cough suppressant or expectorant; and, At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- Any business-critical visitors should be met at the front door and requested to use the hand sanitizer on the front desk immediately before continuing into the building. Do not shake hands with any visitors. Any visitors should be advised to follow the above measures. Provide clients and visitors with tissues and trash receptacles.
Only one visitor will be allowed in at a time. The front door will be locked behind each visitor.
Your employment during this time is strictly voluntary. By no means whatsoever are you being compelled or persuaded to work if you do not wish to. You may stay home and still be eligible to come back to work when the Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order is lifted.
If you have any questions, please call or email me.