COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Entyse Lyfe Weddings & Events
Entyse Lyfe Weddings & Events is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, clients, guests, and vendors. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, Entyse Lyfe has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, requiring full cooperation among our workers and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain all persons' safety and health in our workplaces.
The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is administered by Andrea Davis, who maintains the overall authority and responsibility for the plan. However, management and workers are equally responsible for supporting, implementing, complying with, and providing recommendations to improve all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Entyse Lyfe’s managers and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this plan. Our workers are our most important assets.
Entyse Lyfe is serious about safety and health and protecting our workers. Worker involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Entyse Lyfe’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Maryland, available at the website (https://www.mdcounties.org/366/COVID-19-Resource-Page), which is based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Maryland Department of Health (MDH) guidelines for COVID-19, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) statutes, rules and standards, and Maryland's relevant and current executive orders.
ensuring sick workers stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
social distancing – workers must be at least six-feet apart;
worker hygiene and source controls, including face coverings;
workplace building and ventilation protocol;
workplace cleaning and disinfection protocol;
drop-off, pick-up, and delivery practices and protocol; and
communications and training practices and protocol.
Entyse Lyfe has reviewed and incorporated the industry guidance applicable to our business provided by Minnesota for the development of this plan, including the following industry guidance (Hospitality Industry).
Other conditions and circumstances included in the industry guidance and addressed in the plan that is specific to our business include • additional protections and protocols for customers, clients, guests, and visitors; • additional protections and protocols for face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE); • additional protections and protocol for access and assignment; • additional protections and protocol for sanitation and hygiene; • additional protections and protocols for work clothes and handwashing; • additional protections and protocol for distancing and barriers; • additional protections and protocols for managing occupancy; • additional protocols to limit face-to-face interaction; • additional protections for receiving or exchanging payment; and • additional protections and protocols for certain types of businesses within an industry.
Ensure sick workers stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons. Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status before entering the workplace and report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. [Temperature checks will address health screening. Workers will communicate with the business via phone or email if they are sick or experiencing symptoms while at home. Workers onsite that feel ill will be isolated in the workplace until they can be sent home.]
Worker hygiene and source control Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our workplaces at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, before any mealtimes, and after using the restroom. All [customers, clients, patrons, guests, and visitors] to the workplace are required to wash or sanitize their hands before or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers (that use sanitizers of greater than 60% alcohol) are at entrances and locations in the workplace to be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled. Workers [and customers, clients, patrons, guests, and visitors] are expected to dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward.
Workplace building and ventilation protocol Operation of the building where the workplace is located includes necessary sanitation, assessment, and maintenance of building systems, including water, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.