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COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
05/29/2020

This plan is prepared to comply with Michigan Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-97 and OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

This plan is posted at the Schoolcraft Veterinary Clinic, 4872 West U Ave, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 on the bulletin board outside of surgery and online at Schoolcraftvet.com..

DESIGNATED WORKSITE SUPERVISOR

Dr. Paula Sauer will serve as the worksite supervisor with responsibility to implement, monitor, and report on the COVID-19 control strategies. The supervisor will remain on-site at all times when employees are present on site. After regular business hours, the last remaining on-site employee is designated to perform the supervisory role.

COVID-19 TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES

The following materials have been presented to staff in preparation for offering services to our clients on 05/29/2020.
(1) Workplace infection-control practices - CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility.PDF
(2) The proper use of personal protective equipment
a. CDC PPE-Sequence.PDF
b. PPE use in specific situations.JPG
(3) Steps the employee must take to notify the business or operation of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
a. Employees who have symptoms should notify their supervisor and stay home.
b. Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
c. Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.
(4) How to report unsafe working conditions.
a. Contact your worksite supervisor immediately
b. If you do not receive satisfaction, you should file a complaint with MIOSHA https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_11407-93835--,00.html
c. You should not fear retaliation as it is illegal to retaliate against workers who report unsafe conditions during the pandemic

HEALTH ASSESSMENTS FOR STAFF

We will conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, temperature check, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19 utilizing the COVID-19 Daily Self Screening Form.

ONSITE STAFF PROTOCAL: SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

 Staff are encouraged to maintain least six feet from one another to the extent possible.  
 We will provide surgical and/or non-medical grade face coverings to our employees.
 We require face coverings to be worn when employees cannot consistently maintain
six feet of separation from other individuals in the workplace.
Employees may choose to use face shields (when they become available) when three feet of separation cannot be maintained from other individuals in the workplace.