COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
Mai Mai Asian Cuisine takes the health and safety of our employees seriously. We are all living through the spread of COVID-19 and the need for certain employees to continue in-person work. Others either are of will soon be welcomed back into work, either because they are critical infrastructure workers, because they are needed to conduct minimum basic operations for our business or because our business is once again allowed to open. We want you to know that we are committed to reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we are ready to provide a healthy and safe workplace for our employees, customers and guests.
Our plan is based on information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the time of its development. Because the COVID-19 situation is frequently changing, the need for modifications may occur based on further guidance provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other public officials at the state or local levels. Mai Mai Asian Cuisine is focused on three lines of defense:
Note: Mai Mai Asian Cuisine may amend this Plan based on changing requirements and the need of our business.
The spread of COVID-19 in the workplace can come from several sources:
Our employees fall into one or more of the following categories as defined by OSHA:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES
We are asking each of our employees to help with our prevention efforts while at work. Company Name, understands that in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 at our facility, everyone needs to play his or her part. We have instituted several best practices to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and prevent its spread in the workplace. This includes specific cleaning efforts and social distancing. While hear at work, all employees must follow these best practices for them to be effective. Beyond these best practices, we require employees to report to their managers or supervisors immediately if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, as described below. If employees have specific questions about this Plan or COVID-19, they should ask their manager, supervisor or contact Name of Company Officer.
OSHA and the CDC Prevention Guidelines
OSHA and the CDC have provided the following preventive guidance for all workers, regardless of exposure risk:
Additionally, employees must familiarize themselves with the symptoms and exposure risks of COVID-19. The primary symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Individuals with COVID-19 may also have early symptoms such as, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as an atypical cough or shortness of breath, do not report to work. You must also notify your supervisor immediately, and consult their healthcare provider. Similarly, if employees come into close contact with someone showing these symptoms, they must notify their supervisor immediately and consult their healthcare provider. We have the responsibility to work to identify and notify all employees who have close contact with individuals with COVID-19 symptoms. “Close contact” is not brief or incidental contact with a person with COVID-19 symptoms.
The CDC defines “close contact” as either:
HEALTH AND SAFETY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR Mai Mai Asian Cuisine
Mai Mai Asian Cuisine has put a number of best practices and measures in place to ensure the health and safety of identified groups of individuals. With each group of individuals, our Plan is focused on three lines of defense – limiting the number of people together at a time, sanitizing all areas and requiring appropriate personal protection equipment.
Minimizing exposure from co-workers.
Mai Mai Asian Cuisine takes the following steps to minimize exposure from co-workers to COVID-19 by educating employees on protective behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provide employees with the necessary tools for these protective behaviors, including: (include all that apply in your business)
Checklist for Employers when employee tests positive for COVID-19
Restrict employees from the workplace if they display symptoms of COVID-19
Actively encourage sick employees to stay home:
If an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19, Mai Mai Asian Cuisine ensures the following:
Minimizing exposure from the visitors/vendors
Minimizing exposure from the general public
This Plan is based on information and guidance from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development. The safety of our employees and visitors remain the top priority at Mai Mai Asian Cuisine We recognize that all individuals are responsible for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce and visitors. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and spread, Mai Mai Asian Cuisine is monitoring the situation closely and will update our guidance based on the most current recommendations from the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), OSHA and any other public entities.