MUSCATINE, Iowa–In addition to following all directives of the Governor as outlined in proclamations,
entities considering reopening must adhere to the following public health guidance:
- Follow CDC guidance related to Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities,
including frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch surfaces.
- Encourage and provide supplies to allow for frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing
for employees and the public.
- Provide reminders to employees and members of the public to stay at least six feet away
from others when in the facility and mark six foot intervals when possible.
- Post signage at the door indicating no one should enter the establishment if they
currently have symptoms or have been around anyone with a confirmed COVID-19
diagnosis in the last 14 days.
- If an employee or a member of the public becomes ill while at the facility, ask them to
share that information with management, leave the facility and then call their health care
- Members of the public and employees should consider the use of cloth face coverings
(when practical) if staying at least six feet away from others is not possible.
- Anyone who is high risk for more severe COVID-19 illness should continue to stay
- Businesses should continue to follow IDPH’s business guidance related to preventing,
detecting and reporting outbreaks.
- Businesses should use messaging to remind employees of steps they should be taking
to protect their own health while at work.
- OHSA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:
- Iowa Department of Public Health: https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/covid19/IDPH%20Reopening%20Guidance%204_27_20.pdf
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/fs-reopening-america-workers-at-risk.pdf
- OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf