POST POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WORKPLACE CHECKLIST

 

POST POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WORKPLACE CHECKLIST

Employee Behaviors:

Yes

No

N/A

Are employees practicing social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more from each other?

     

Are employees washing their hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water?    

     

Are employees practicing social distancing in meetings?

     

Are employees avoiding the use of multi-touch devices, such as shared computers in meeting rooms?

     

Are employees ride sharing with other employees?

     

Are employees wearing masks while ride sharing?

     

Personal Protective Equipment:

Yes

No

N/A

Are employees expected to wear face coverings or masks in the workplace?

     

Are face coverings or masks provided to employees?  

     

If face coverings or masks are not provided to employees, is a reimbursement program in place for any costs of face coverings, masks or necessary materials?

     

Are gloves provided to employees? 

     

Employee Communications:

Yes

No

N/A

Are employees trained on what COVID-19 related symptoms to look for?    

     

Have employees received communications regarding COVID-19 workplace best practices?

     

If using face coverings or masks, have employees been trained on proper procedures?

     

Cleaning:

Yes

No

N/A

Are routine cleanings conducted frequently? 

     

Do cleaning routines use soap and water, and disinfections listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

     

Are cleaning supplies stocked, including EPA-recommended disinfectants? 

     

Are all multi-touch surfaces such as doorknobs part of cleaning routines? 

     

Are hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes provided to employees? 

     

If using face coverings or masks, does your organization have a cleaning procedure in place? 

     

Workplace Facilities, Equipment and Layout:

Yes

No

N/A

Do employees have workstations 6 feet or more apart? 

     

Are walls or barriers set up between employee workstations?

     

Has a walk-traffic flow that discourages congestion been established?

     

Do facilities have high-functioning air filters?

     

Do facilities have automatic doors?   

     

Do bathrooms have no-touch sinks and soap dispensers?

     

Do bathrooms have no-touch paper towel dispensers? 

     

Policies and Preparedness:

Yes

No

N/A

Is a hand-washing policy in place?

     

Has a social distancing meeting policy been established?

     

Is a policy in place to protect employees in COVID-19 high-risk categories?

     

Does your organization have a prepared response for employees who have COVID-19-related symptoms?

     

Does your organization have a planned response in place in the event of an employee testing positive for COVID-19?

     

Employee Relations:

Yes

No

N/A

Are employees being referred to a primary channel of communications for COVID-19-related updates? 

     

Have employees received communications regarding expectations for hand-washing?

     

Have employees received communications regarding expectations for proper social distancing?

     

If employees are expected to wear face coverings or masks in the workplace, have expectations been communicated?

     

If face coverings or masks are not provided to employees, have details been communicated for any face covering or mask cost reimbursement programs? 

     

Have employees received communications regarding policies in place to protect employees in COVID-19 high-risk categories?

     

Have employees received communications regarding any updates to remote work policies?

     

Have employees received communications regarding any updates to business travel policies?

     

Have employees received information on existing or new leave policies?

     

Has your organization provided communications on updated virus-resistant cleaning procedures, including any expectations of employees? 

     

Has your organization provided employees with health and wellness resources?

     

Training Employees:

Yes

No

N/A

Are employees trained on what COVID-19-related symptoms to look for?

     

Are employees trained on proper hand-washing, including how and when to wash their hands?

     

Are employees trained on cleaning and disposing of personal protective equipment, including face coverings, masks and gloves?

     

Have cleaning teams been trained on coronavirus-resistant best practices, including cleaning surfaces with use of disinfectants that are listed by the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

     

Are employees aware that thorough cleaning procedures do not replace best practices, such as social distancing?

     

Monitoring COVID-19 Symptoms:

Yes

No

N/A

If conducting COVID-19 screenings on-site, have employees received communications clarifying the process of screenings?  

     

If conducting COVID-19 screenings on-site, have been employees been assured that all screenings will be conducted using safe practices and in full compliance with all federal and local laws?

     

Are employees aware of follow-up steps should they display COVID-19-related symptoms?

     

Customers, Vendors and Guests:

     

Are ongoing business updates communicated to customers?   

     

Has ongoing dialogue been established with vendors?

     

Have any updates to visitation or guest policies been shared both internally and externally?

     

Local Health Officials:

Yes

No

N/A

Is your organization following guidance from local health officials and establishing ongoing dialogue as necessary?

     

Is your organization prepared to utilize local health resources in the event of a positive COVID-19 test and recommend health resources to affected employees?

     

Future Preparedness:

Yes

No

N/A

Does your organization have a planned response in place in the event of an employee testing positive for COVID-19?

     

Have disinfecting and cleaning plans been communicated to employees in the event of an employee testing positive for COVID-19?

     

Does your planned response include notifying employees and guests of a positive COVID-19 test?

     

Does your organization have a preparedness plan for communicating updates for any future partial or full closings of the workplace?

     

LIST OF ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES: 

  • Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response.

 

  • Healthcare providers and Caregivers including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, optometrists, speech pathologists, chiropractors, and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists.

 

  • Hospital and laboratory personnel (including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians, respiratory therapists, etc.).

 

  • Workers in other medical and biomedical facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Nursing Care Facilities, Organ
    Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and retail facilities specializing in medical good and supplies).

 

  • Manufacturer workers for health manufacturing (including biotechnology companies), materials and parts suppliers, logistics and warehouse operators, distributors of medical equipment (including those who test and repair), personal protective equipment (PPE), isolation barriers, medical gases, pharmaceuticals (including materials used in radioactive drugs), dietary supplements, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel
    products.

 

  • Public health / community health workers, including those who compile, model, analyze and communicate public health information.

 

  • Blood and plasma donors and the employees of the organizations that operate and manage related activities.

 

  • Workers who manage health plans, billing, and health information, who cannot practically work remotely.

 

  • Workers who conduct community-based public health functions, conducting epidemiologic surveillance, compiling, analyzing and communicating public health information, who cannot practically work remotely.

 

  • Workers performing information technologyand cybersecurity functions at healthcare and public health facilities, who cannot practically work remotely.

 

  • Workers performing security, incident management, and emergency operations functions at or on behalf of healthcare entities including healthcare coalitions, who cannot practically work remotely.

 

  • Pharmacy employees necessary to maintain uninterrupted prescription filling.

 

  • Workers performing mortuary funeral, cremation, burial, cemetery, and related services, including funeral homes, crematoriums, cemetery workers, and coffin makers.

 

  • Workers who coordinate with other organizations to ensure the proper recovery, handling, identification, transportation, tracking, storage, and disposal of human remains and personal effects; certify cause of death; and facilitate access to mental/behavioral health services to the family members, responders, and survivors of an incident.