Indiana employers who are engaged in ongoing operations or are in the process of reopening in their business must develop a COVID-19 related safety plan, according to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order issued May 1, 2020. The plan must be posted and distributed to all employees and other staff by no later than Monday, May 11, 2020. The plan at a minimum must address the employer’s approach to:
- Establishing an employee health screening process;
- Cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes regular cleaning for high-touch surfaces;
- Enhancing the ability of employees, customers and clients to wash their hands or take other personal hygiene measures such as the use of hand sanitizer; and
- Complying with social distancing requirements established by the CDC, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employers and members of the public when possible and/or employing other separation measures such as wearing face coverings or using barriers.
In developing an adequate plan, employers should carefully review any CDC, OSHA, Indiana and local guidance applicable to their industry and consider practical application of such guidance to the specifics of their workplace. The plan should be developed carefully, in light of potential upcoming litigation risks.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a Carson LLP attorney.