What are general guidelines businesses can follow to keep employees and customers safe?
  • Allow employees to work from home to the maximum extent feasible.
  • Require all employees and customers to wear masks or other face coverings.
  • Allow employees to maintain at least six feet of distance from each other and customers as much as feasible.
  • Implement sick leave policies which allow any employee who shows any signs of COVID-19 infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to remain home until at least 3 days after symptoms have gone.
  • Send home any employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms while at work.
  • Provide easily-accessible hand sanitizer for employees and customers. 
  • Encourage employees to regularly wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Regularly disinfect commonly used surfaces such as door handles, counters, and payment terminals.
  • Limit cash exchanges.

The Mid-America Regional Council has produced a guide to help businesses return to work safely. Additional information on protecting businesses and employees is available on the CDC website.

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1. When will the new emergency order take effect and how long will it be in place?
2. When must I wear a mask? Who is exempt from wearing a mask?
3. Must I wear a mask while working out indoors at a gym?
4. Must I wear a mask while exercising outside?
5. How can I report non-compliance with mask requirements, gathering limits, or other elements of this Emergency Order?
6. Why is the county requiring masks or facial coverings to be worn?
7. I have a disability that prevents me from wearing a mask, what are my options?
8. What are the guidelines restaurants, taverns, and bars must follow to ensure safety?
9. Must patrons be seated while ordering food from takeout establishments?
10. What are general guidelines businesses can follow to keep employees and customers safe?
11. What are guidelines for youth and educational operations?
12. Are masks required for children while playing sports or during recess or PE?
13. Must all employees report to work?
14. I live in Clay County but work in a neighboring city or county. Which guidelines should I follow?