SIA COVID-19 Essential Business & Employee Safety Protocols
Local County Public Health directs our workplace specific requirements, as guided by the State Public Health Guidance & Checklist (highlights herein) and CDC Recommendations and in accordance with Cal/OSHA Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 (Injury & Illness Prevention Program). Note: A Copy of this written worksite specific plan has been included in our worksite Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Symptom Screening Prior to Entry:
Prior to Entry, all employees and visitors are required to conduct a health check by the Sacramento County Order. If you are experiencing any symptoms according to the checklist, do not enter the building and contact your supervisor/manager immediately.
Physical/Social Distancing Tips in the Workplace:
Practice social distancing without exception, even amongst fellow co-workers. Apply universal precautions and assume everyone an employee may come in contact with has the potential to be infected, even if they do not have symptoms. Workstations should be set up to include appropriate distancing or space between employees. There should be at least 6-feet between employees and those they are serving.
Face Coverings & Masks:
Public Health Order:
Upon Statewide Order by the California Department of Public Health and announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has amended the Public Health Order to limit indoor operations of certain sectors and supports the new tier system for county monitoring and re-opening of business sectors. The Order goes into effect August 31, at 3 p.m., and will be in effect until it is rescinded or amended by the Health Officer. The Health Order aligns with previous health orders, but supersedes those of March 19, April 7, May 1, May 26, June 12, June 19, June 29, July 2, and July 14. The Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing and face covering protocols.
Face coverings are required when in common or public areas of the building and at any time you are interacting with others, regardless of the ability to maintain physical distancing.
Employee Training & Information:
All SIA Employees have been assigned and have completed the COVID Training module in Hour Zero online. Additional training materials are available as well.
Covid Testing Information:
- Sacramento County - COVID-19 Testing Sites
- Placer County COVID-19 Testing Sites
- El Dorado County - COVID-19 Testing Sites
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):
The 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 (Department) 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.