Last week we talked about considerations for reopening your law firm.
While some of Oregon’s most populous counties remain closed, most were cleared for a phase one reopening three days ago. As a result, we now have new resources for all businesses, including your firm.
The guidelines come from state and county health departments and include 15 documents you should download, read, physically post, and deploy in your office:
- Guiding Safety Principles Poster
- Physical Distancing
- Maximum Capacity
- Cloth Face Coverings for Staff and Patrons
- Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves
- Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Employee Illness and Continuity of Operations
- Employee Use of Personal Protective Equipment
- Patron Health
- Public Notice and Contact Tracing
- Sample Safety Plan
- Sample Health Screening Chart – Fillable
Your firm should develop written protocols regarding:
- Recommendations or requirements for face masks for employees and clients/consumers
- Conducting daily health assessments for employees (self-evaluation) to determine if “fit for duty”
- Maintaining good hygiene at all times, hand washing and physical distancing
- Cleaning and sanitizing workplaces throughout the workday and at the close of business or between shifts
- Limiting maximum capacity to meet physical distancing guidelines.
Client businesses can check for sector-specific guidance on the state webpage here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Deschutes County for publishing this helpful information.
Questions? Call your county health department.
For those of you continuing to work from home, watch for a post about tech and security next week.
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