May 7, 3 p.m., press release from the Princeton Health Dept.

May 7, 3 p.m., press release from the Princeton Health Dept.

Business COVID-19 Prevention Plan Checklist

Directions:

  • Review the Governor’s Executive Orders and the New Jersey Department of Health Guidance Materials for essential businesses operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak.
  • Develop a plan of operations specific to your work flow which addresses the control measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Statement of Certification

The business owner/event organizer has reviewed the Governor’s Executive Orders and New Jersey Department of Health guidance documents and has developed a COVID protection plan for the above noted establishment/event which complies with all applicable measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 illness. Strategies have been identified to prevent the spread of COVID-19; these measures include protections for employees and customers.

The following COVID-19 transmission strategies must be implemented and remain in place while business is open to the public.

  • Employees are screened for Covid-19 symptoms on arrival to work. Symptoms monitored include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, shivering, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, and new loss of taste and smell.
  • Employees have been properly trained on COVID-19 prevention measures and infection control strategies.
  • All frequently-touched surfaces used by employee and/or customers are regularly disinfected with an EPA disinfectant approved for use on COVID-19. The product is:
  • Strategies are in place to encourage employees to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet for social distancing.
  • Masks and gloves are provided to all employees. (for shortages of equipment, contact the local health department)
  • Strategies are in place to encourage social distancing among customers.
  • Methods are established to create 6-foot spacing requirements in areas where lines are expected.
  • Customers are required to mask prior to entry and while on the premises.
  • Provisions are in place to serve senior citizens and other high risk populations that include added protections.
  • Protections, such as physical barriers, are provided between cashiers and customers.
  • Handwashing, hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes are provided for employees and customers at high touch points, such as check-outs.
  • Conspicuous signage is posted at the entrance and at key visual points to alert the public and employees of COVID-19 risks and prevention requirements.
  • Self-service foods, samples, and open condiments items are NOT provided.
  • Food products on display, that cannot be washed prior to consumption, are wrapped or otherwise secured in individual containers.
  • Contactless pay options are encouraged.

For additional information or resources, please contact the Princeton Health Department at (609)497-7608 or jgrosser@princetonnj.gov

Resources Utilized:

World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf

Centers for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html