Government offers guide for businesses re-opening

As businesses get ready to begin re-opening after the efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus closed them back in March, the provincial government has prepared an online resource to help them re-open.
On May 11, the province announced the launch of the new webpage (no dashes or spaces). This will provide business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces, and sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one of re-launch, to ensure businesses can re-open safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The website includes guidance documents for sectors currently allowed to operate under public health orders:
• Disability service providers;
• Farmers markets;
• Golf course operators;
• Health non-essential services;
• Health sector personal protective equipment guidelines;
• Homeless shelters;
• Industrial work camps;
• Private/municipal campgrounds.
Planning documents to prepare businesses for stage one re-launch are posted for:
• Day camps;
• Day care and out-of-school care;
• Hair salons and barbershops;
• Museums and art galleries;
• Outdoor recreation;
• Places of worship;
• Restaurants;
• Retail.
In particular there is a document “General workplace guidance for business owners re-opening or continuing operations”.
It outlines:
1) Communication related to COVID-19;
2) Sick staff and volunteers:
a. Employee or volunteer NOT diagnosed with COVID-19
b. Employee or volunteer diagnosed with COVID-19;
3) Prevention:
a. Screening;
b. Hygiene;
c. Cleaning and disinfecting;
d. Personal protective equipment;
e. Workplace bathrooms and showers;
f. Distancing and gatherings in the workplace;
g. Retail Items;
h. Home delivery, drive through, take-out and curbside pick-up.
It also offers information on isolation and quarantine and a COVID-19 plan for large production facilities.