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File #: 20-0821    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Director of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board: 1) Approve and adopt Board of Supervisors Policy E-11 - COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines, with an implementation date of July 6, 2020; and 2) Grant the Director of Human Resources the authority to: a) Make any changes necessary to update hyperlinks within the Policy should they change over time; b) As the climate changes, make revisions to memos that are referenced in this Policy; and c) Make minor changes to the Policy that do not change the spirit of such. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Draft BOS Policy E-11 COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines 6-30-20, 2. E-11 COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines.pdf
Related files: 21-0020
Title
Director of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board:
1) Approve and adopt Board of Supervisors Policy E-11 - COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines, with an implementation date of July 6, 2020; and
2) Grant the Director of Human Resources the authority to:
a) Make any changes necessary to update hyperlinks within the Policy should they change over time;
b) As the climate changes, make revisions to memos that are referenced in this Policy; and
c) Make minor changes to the Policy that do not change the spirit of such.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Currently, there is no County-wide policy outlining workplace guidelines related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, the purpose of this policy is to establish workplace standards for mitigating potential exposure to COVID-19 by employees and consumers alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has not ended but conditions have improved so that we can remain focused on our mission to provide efficient, courteous, and effective services and infrastructure for the safety, protection, and well-being of our residents, businesses, and visitors and continue to do so in a cautious and responsible manner. As such, these procedures will assist all County departments in developing a return to work (operations) plan and provide parameters that should be considered in the development of such plans.

The policy covers the following:
· Authority
· Applicability
· Standard for Preparing Workplaces
· Worksite-Specific Protection Plans
· Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
· Travel
· Self-Certification/Self-Assessment of Symptoms (including steps for supervisors/managers to take when symptoms are present in employees)
· Cleaning and Disinfecting
· Physical Distancing Standards
· Personal Protective Equipment
· Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizer
· Employee Assistance Program
· Anti-Discrimination

If at any time Human Resources or the Chief Administrative Office wishes to make subs...

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