City of Scandia, MN

Adopted by the City Council June 16, 2020 The City of Scandia is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, visitors, citizens and customers.  To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Management and workers are all responsible for the implementation of this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers, visitors, citizens and customers. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our workplaces.

Management and workers are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Scandia’s City Council and its management have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this policy and we encourage our workers to ask questions, raise safety and health concerns and offer suggestions related to the plan and its implementation.  Employees are encouraged to reach out to their supervisor or the City Administrator to offer any suggestions as to how this plan may be improved.  Suggestions from our staff have been included in this policy, and the City is committed to adapting this plan to address concerns of its staff, visitors, and all others who interact with its employees or of those who make use of its facilities.

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows State of Minnesota Industry Guidance for local governments, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines, federalOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards related to safety and health precautions required in response to COVID-19 and applicable executive orders. The plan addresses the following:

  1. policies and procedures that assist in the identification of sick workers and ensure sick workers stay home;
  2. implementation of engineering and administrative controls for social distancing;
  3. worker hygiene and source controls;
  4. workplace cleaning and disinfecting protocols;
  5. what customers and clients can do to minimize transmission;
  6. communication and training of policy;
  7. additional protections and protocols for receiving and exchanging payment;
  8. additional protections and protocols for managing occupancy and to limit face-to-face interactions;

NOTE: Update 09/15/2020 Community Center Rental, section begins on page 6

NOTE: Update 02/03/2021 Use of Recreational Facilities, section begins on page 8
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