Reopening Best Practices and Guides

Adams County Safe & Open Pledge: The Adams County Business Response & Recovery Team, along with Adams County Regional Economic Partnership, developed the Safe & Open campaign to help Adams County businesses communicate widely to the community regarding safe best-practices adopted in response to COVID-19.
Bars and Restaurants Decisions ToolThe purpose of this tool is to assist businesses in the foodservice industry, such as restaurants and bars, in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Business Checklist- Guidance for Developing a COVID-19 Plan
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again: 60-page document with specific guidance for reopening childcare centers, schools, businesses, restaurants, and public transit.
CDC Workplace Decisions ToolThe purpose of this tool is to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Childcare Decisions ToolThe purpose of this tool is to assist directors and administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding childcare programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: This CDC article lists everyday steps for cleaning, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers.
COVID-19 Guidance for Places of WorshipFor many of us, our faith and spiritual community are critical to our well-being, especially in a time of crisis. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment supports the necessary transition to electronic platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more, visit this link.
Emergency Sick Leave with Pay RulesWorkers in certain industries are eligible for up to four days of paid sick leave when experiencing flu-like symptoms AND awaiting test results for COVID-19. The covered industries are leisure and hospitality; food services; child care; education, including transportation, food service, and related work at educational establishments; home health, if working with elderly, disabled, ill, or otherwise high-risk individuals and; nursing homes and community living facilities.
Energize Colorado - Reopening Business TemplatesOffers best practices, direction, and information on how businesses can restart operations safely and effectively.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave RightsThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. Visit the link to learn more about eligibility.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Does it Mean for Employers?The Act was signed into law on March 18 and takes effect April 2. This Act is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The information provided in the link provided summarizes some of the key provisions impacting employers: including the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. 
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19Recommended emergency planning strategies for employers to use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. 
Information on Disinfectants That Fight COVID-19: On January 29, EPA activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides in response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).
Mass Transit Decision Tool: The purpose of this tool is to assist mass transit administrators in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Schools Decision Tool: The purpose of this tool is to assist administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
Strategies and Policies of the World's Largest CompaniesThis piece from Gallup recommends how to do business in the age of COVID-19 related to crisis management, communications, technology, and well-being.
Youth Programs and Camps Decision ToolThe purpose of this tool is to assist directors or administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding youth programs and camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.

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