The Salsa Center Reopening COVID-19 Guidelines

 

1. Continue telework where possible. The Salsa Center should and will operate via phone or Internet to the greatest extent practicable. Employees who are able to perform their job duties via telework (phone or Internet) must continue to telework.

 

2. The Salsa Center has implemented a phased return to work, including generous telework, sick leave, and family leave policies for those employees who are not able to come into work due to illness, taking care of a family member(s), or lack of childcare options.

 

3. The Salsa Center will enforce social distancing to the greatest extent practicable, that employees who are not able to telework and must be physically present at the office remain a minimum of six (6) feet away from all other employees and customers unless closer interaction is absolutely required to perform their job duties (e.g., health care examinations).

 

  • Limited Class Sizes: 8 for Dance/fitness class.

  • Limited Classes.

  • Students will perform their individual activities in 6 ’x 7’ marked & numbered areas where a maximized Social Distancing can be achieved. 6ft distance will be maintained between each student in all directions. Couples will use 2 of these areas until the limit of 10 people gathering is increased.

  • Traffic inside the studio must be performed in an organized matter. If a person is present in the restroom area regardless of the sex, the next person to use the restroom must wait for her/his return in order to access the restroom area in order to avoid crossing paths as much as we can. It is our civic and social duty to respect social distancing.

 

4. Limit face-to-face interaction. The Salsa Center will ensure that employees minimize face-to-face contact with one another and with customers to the greatest extent practicable. Meetings should be conducted via telephone or the Internet if possible.


5. Universal masks and any other necessary PPE. Universal Employee Masks: Businesses, organizations, and entities must ensure, to the greatest extent practicable, that their employees, volunteers, and contractors wear a cloth mask (a surgical or N95 mask is not required).  The Salsa Center will not require an employee/volunteer/contractor to wear a mask when masking would create a serious health or safety hazard to the employee/volunteer/contractor, when the employee/volunteer/contractor is working alone in an enclosed space, or when the employee/volunteer/contractor is working alone in an area with more than six (6) feet of social distancing. The Salsa Center will provide PPE at no cost to employees and will offer instruction on the proper use of masks and PPE.

 

  • Teachers might perform their activities wearing a mask or a face shield in the teaching designated area that will be at least 12’ away from others.  Not using the mask or face shield might be taken into consideration due to the existent distance that will cover at least twice (two times) Social Distancing guidelines.

 

CDC guidelines on proper use of PPE can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIYcloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf.

 

Encourage Customers to wear Mask: The Salsa Center will encourage customers to wear masks, which The Salsa Center will provide. The Salsa Center will refuse to serve any customer who is not wearing a mask.

 

  • The Salsa Center will provide a Sanitized Washable and Reusable Cotton Mask as a courtesy for those who forgot or don’t have one. Masks should be returned to a designated recycle bin for sanitation.

  • Regular Activated Carbon Filter Disposable Surgical Face Mask might be offered if someone is allergic to fabrics.

 

Access To Gloves: The Salsa Center will ensure that employees whose job duties include touching items often touched by others (e.g., credit cards/cash, paper, computers) wear gloves that are regularly replaced. The Salsa Center will also follow the applicable CDC, OSHA, or other federal guidelines relating to gloves.

 

6. Adequate Hand Sanitizer and Encouraging Hand Washing. The Salsa Center will supply adequate hand sanitizer (60% alcohol content or higher) for both employees and customers and ensure that it is made available near high-traffic and high-touch areas (e.g., doors or door handles). The Salsa Center will also encourage routine and consistent hand washing for employees and customers.

 

  • Automatic (touchless) induction hand sterilizer 80% alcohol spray sterilizer will be available in the lobby area.

 

7. Restrict Common Areas. The Salsa Center will, to the greatest extent practicable, will restrict common areas such as lobbies, waiting rooms, break rooms, smoking areas, lunchrooms, and concession areas to maximize social distancing and reduce congregating.

 

8. Proper sanitation. The Salsa Center will sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas (e.g., doorknobs, credit card machines, shared computers) in accordance with CDC guidelines. When The Salsa Center has identified an employee who has COVID-19 or the associated symptoms,  it will immediately restrict access to contaminated areas and post signage and adequately clean impacted areas. Any contaminated area should be off-limits to all but essential personnel for a minimum of 24 hours if practicable.

 

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting will be performed in between classes. Common areas and frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down.

 

9. Conduct daily temperature/health checks. The Salsa Center will require employees and customers to undergo daily temperature and health checks; these checks may be either self-administered or administered by the entities prior to workplace entry. Self-administered temperature and health checks may be performed at home. Employees who have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 should be directed to their health care provider to be tested and then instructed to quarantine at home as soon as any illness is detected. This includes employees that passed a temperature and health check prior to reporting to work but became ill during the course of the day. Guidance on COVID-19 symptoms and how to conduct temperature and health checks can be found in the Health Requirements and Temperature Checks section below.

 

  • All personnel that enters the facility will have their temperature checked daily with an Infrared Thermometer Non-contact Measuring Forehead Temperature Gauge.

 

10. Create a testing plan. The Salsa Center will ensure that any employee with COVID-19 symptoms is tested by a health care provider for COVID-19 within 36 hours. The Salsa Center will ensure that employees are trained on how to isolate individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID19 and how to report possible cases. If an employee tests positive, the entities must immediately notify the local public health department.

 

11. Make special accommodations. The Salsa Center will, to the greatest extent practicable, make special accommodations for employees and customers at higher risk for severe illness. Individuals in these high-risk categories have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – further information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Higher-Risk.

 

12. Designate a “Healthy at Work” Officer. The Salsa Center will ensure that an employee is designated as its Healthy at Work Officer. Abel Reyes will be responsible for the entity’s compliance with this guidance and any other guidance provided. The Salsa Center will allow for employees to identify and communicate potential improvements and/or concerns to the Healthy at Work designated Officer or management.

 

13. Educate and Train Employees. The Salsa Center will educate and train all individuals, including employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors, customers, etc., regarding the Healthy at Work protocols. This training must be offered during scheduled work times at no cost to the employee.

 

  • Clean up after the use of any electronic device (tablets, phones, mixers, laptops, tv, speakers, Point of Sales, etc). The last person that uses any electronic device must clean it with the provided Swab/Pad 70% Isopropyl Alcohol.

  • All personnel that enters the facility will have their temperature checked daily with an Infrared Thermometer Non-contact Measuring Forehead Temperature Gauge.

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting will be performed daily in between classes. Common areas and frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down.

  • Teachers might perform their activities wearing a mask or a face shield in the teaching designated area that will be at least 12’  away from others.  Not using the mask or face shield might be taken into consideration due to the existent distance that will cover at least twice ( two times) Social Distancing guidelines.

  • The Salsa Center will provide a Sanitized Washable and Reusable Cotton Mask as a courtesy for those who forgot or don’t have one. Masks should be returned to a designated recycle bin for sanitation.

  • Regular Activated Carbon Filter Disposable Surgical Face Mask might be offered if someone is allergic to fabrics.

  • Disposable Gloves Medical Grade will be available if needed.

 

14. Contact Notification Responsibilities. The Salsa Center will be prepared to assist public health officials if an employee tests positive or becomes exposed to COVID-19. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, providing the employee’s work schedule, workstation, hours or shifts worked, when the employee was potentially exposed, and the names and contact information of any other employee or other party exposed to the virus.

Thank you for your consideration,

Reena and Abel Reyes

 

If The Salsa Center fails to comply with this guidance, it can be reported to KYSAFER at 833-KYSAFER or kysafer.ky.gov. VERSION 1.0 Effective May 11, 2020

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