Resources for the Road Back from COVID-19

AREAS OF COMPLIANCE FOR SALEM COUNTY BUSINESSES

Compiled in compliance with the Opening Up America Again criteria, state guidelines, and building upon the common experience of essential retail success, the following minimum mitigation protocols will be in effect for all business and organizations:

Social Distancing

All persons who are not part of an existing, non-infected pod of individuals, such as families or other discreet small groups, will be required to remain at least six-feet distant from each other.

Personal Protective Equipment

All persons will be required to utilize an effective covering of the nose and mouth designed to maximize the prevention of distribution or inhalation of vapor droplets from the respiratory system. Employees will be required to utilize PPE at all times.

Employee and Management Monitoring

Where possible, offer both virus and antibody testing to employees prior to commencing operations. All employees and management of all business and public operations will be continually monitored for body temperature and symptom concerns. Temperature baselines will be detected and recorded for comparison to regular temperature monitoring. Any employee or member of management showing symptoms, or an elevation of body temperature will be immediately removed from the workforce and sent for testing and isolation. Tracing, and if necessary removal and/or isolation, of employee contacts will immediately commence and preventative measures ranging from disinfection of work areas to closure of part or all of a facility will take place until such time as broader disinfection can occur.

Sanitation

All employers, public and private, will engage in strict sanitation protocols. All refuse will be handled by employees in PPE that includes, at a minimum, face-coverings and gloves. Refuse will be constantly monitored and frequently removed to closed containers. Industry specific sanitation protocols have been developed and will be implemented and followed, especially as relates to food service and accommodations.

Disinfection

All disinfection will follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, at a minimum. Disinfection will be frequent and thorough and effectuate by use of EPA and/or FDA approved and effective microbial disinfectants. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC SALEM COUNTY BUSINESSES

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GENERAL EMPLOYER GUIDELINES
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY RESTAURANTS / DISTILLERIES / WINERIES
https://www.insidernj.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/safe_dine.pdf
Same maximum occupancy as bars and restaurants: maximum capacity of 75% for outdoor spaces; 65% for indoor spaces.

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY RETAIL / FARM STANDS
https://cdn.nrf.com/sites/default/files/2020-04/NRF%20-%20Operation%20Open%20Doors%20-%20Checklist.pdf

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY HOTELS
https://www.satsa.com/wp-content/uploads/WHO-2019-nCoV-Hotels-2020.1-eng.pdf

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY REAL ESTATE
https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus-a-guide-for-realtors

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY COMMUNITY & FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS
https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/dlypn/7/

REOPENING OF SALEM COUNTY GOLF COURSES
https://www.njsga.org/_media/2020_main_article_photos/maintenance.pdf

REOPENING OF CELEBRATIONS
https://www.njrha.org/uploads/1/1/3/8/113818341/njrha-safe_celebrations-_re-opening_plan.pdf

REOPENING SALEM COUNTY AGRICULTURE
https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/pdf/NJDACOVID19GeneralFarmOperationsedited.pdf

REOPENING FARMER’S MARKETS
https://njaes.rutgers.edu/covid-19/guidance-for-farm-markets.php

GENERAL REOPENING INFORMATION

SCREENING EMPLOYEES
https://www.foxrothschild.com/publications/helpful-guidance-from-cdc-osha-on-screening-workers-for-covid-19-symptoms/

EXERCISE STARTER KIT FOR WORKSHOP ON RECONSTITUTING OPERATIONS

10 STEPS TO A SAFER RE-OPENING
https://www.ehstoday.com/covid19/media-gallery/21131778/10-steps-for-a-safer-reopening

RESOURCES WHICH INCLUDE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN RE-OPENING
https://www.foxrothschild.com/coronavirus-resources/

APPLICATIONS FOR PHASE 2 OF THE SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM.  NJEDA STAFF WILL PROCEWSS THE APPLICATIONS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.  THERE WILL BE NO APPLICATION FEE.