Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Colleen Chawla, Director
Public Health Department Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director
Erica Pan, MD, Interim Health Officer
COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN GUIDANCE &
TEMPLATE FOR DEVELOPING YOUR OWN PLAN
Order No. 20-14 - Appendix A
Updated on June 12, 2020
PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT
The purpose of this document is to provide each business with clear guidance for reopening in a manner
that provides a safe, clean environment for employees and customers.
This COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (Revised Appendix A) applies to all businesses, and
gives a two week grace period to businesses already allowed to be operating under prior orders.
Please note that Essential and Outdoor Businesses, which were permitted to operate prior to May 18,
2020, and are currently following the Public Health Order’s prior Appendix A “Social Distancing Protocol”
may continue to conduct business consistent with that protocol until June 21, 2020. However, effective
June 22, 2020, Essential and Outdoor Businesses shall comply with the updated Appendix A “COVID-19
Site-Specific Protection Plan Guidance & Template for Developing Your Own Plan.”
Businesses and organizations allowed to reopen in Alameda County are not required to submit their
COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan to the State or the Alameda County Public Health Department for
review and approval before reopening. Businesses and organizations may reach out to
COVIDRecovery@acgov.org for technical assistance.
DESCRIPTION OF A COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN (SPP)
The Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) template below combines state-level guidance published in the
California State Resilience Roadmap and guidance from the Alameda County Public Health Department.
The State of California requires all businesses to:
1. Perform a detailed risk assessment and implement a site-specific protection plan (SPP)
2. Train employees on how to limit the spread of COVID-19, including how to screen themselves for
symptoms and stay home when symptomatic
3. Implement individual control measures and screenings
4. Implement cleaning and disinfecting protocols
5. Implement physical distancing guidelines
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and new local or state Public Health Orders are issued, businesses
may need to amend their Site-Specific Protection Plans from time to time to incorporate new
requirements. The Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 website will host updated
information and guidance.
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GUIDANCE FOR DEVELOPING YOUR BUSINESSES COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION
PLAN (SPP)
1. Perform a risk assessment of your business practices.
2. Use the template below to create your own SPP by filling in the required details, based on your
individual business model, to ensure your business can protect the safety of employees and
customers.
3. Finalize your SPP and physically post it at your place of business at a visible location near the
entrance where staff and customers can easily review it without touching the document; and
distribute copies of the SPP to all employees.
4. Signage also needs to be posted at each public entrance of each worksite to inform all employees
and customers that they should:
Avoid entering or using the facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms;
Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another;
Sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available, into one’s elbow;
Wash hands often;
Wear face coverings; and
Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING YOUR SITE SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN
1. COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) Template
The Alameda County Public Health Department is providing a template that can be used by any
business in Alameda County to create their own Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP). It contains all
of the standard content already written for you to re-open your business and prompts you to “fill
in the blank” where unique information is required in order to complete your SPP. The template
has been authorized by the County’s Public Health Officer, so you can be confident you are safely
re-opening your business if you use this template.
2. California COVID-19 Industry Guidance
Industry-specific guidance has been developed by California for businesses permitted to open per
county health rules can be found here.
3. Alameda County COVID Recovery
The Alameda County Public Health Department will be developing safe reopening guidance for
businesses, employers, and employees. Guidance and resources will be posted here.
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GENERAL EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS
Employers have an important role in slowing the community spread of COVID-19 by implementing
measures to reduce the risk of workplace exposure. Administrative controls, such as remote work and
paid sick leave are important preventive measures for controlling the overall spread of COVID-19.
Employers should follow Cal/OSHA and CDC guidance regarding workplace measures to reduce the
spread of COVID-19, make reasonable accommodations for people with underlying health conditions, and
provide necessary equipment and supplies to prevent illness and injury--including access to cleaning and
handwashing supplies and breaks for handwashing, provision of personal protective equipment if
required by your industry, and appropriate training. All employers must comply with guidance issued by
the California Resilience Roadmap, all Local Health Officer Orders, and applicable federal, California, and
local provisions for paid sick leave for individuals who cannot safely work for reasons related to the
COVID-19 pandemic. If you fail to do so, you may considered to be out of compliance with this Health
Order.
RETURN TO WORK
The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has a blanket Isolation/Quarantine Order in
place. This means that someone testing positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate, meaning they MUST
stay home and away from others for a period of 10-14 days based on the Isolation instructions. ACPHD
will follow up with every case reported to identify their contacts, and those contacts are required to
quarantine, meaning they MUST stay home and monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after their
last exposure. ACPHD is not providing return to work documentation for cases or contacts, unless the
employee has been excluded by ACPHD based on their designation as a high risk occupation or setting. To
facilitate a faster return to work, employers should not require employees who have been
isolated/quarantined under the Isolation/Quarantine Order to provide test results or a doctor’s note to
return to work.
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COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLAN (SPP)
Business name:
Facility address:
Approximate gross square footage of space open to the public:
This COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) was most recently updated on:
The person(s) responsible for implementation of this Plan is:
Name: Title:
I, certify that all employees have been provided a copy of it and have
reviewed it and received training as required in this SPP.
Name: Signature:
Alameda County Shelter in Place Order & Face Coverings Order
Employer has read the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order to determine if the business is allowed to reopen.
Employer has read the Alameda County Face Coverings Order and is complying with and implementing
measures identified in the Order.
Individual Control Measures and Screenings
Employees whose work duties can be conducted remotely are doing so and will continue to do so until the
Shelter in Place Order is lifted, with particular consideration for employees above the age of 60 and those with
underlying health issues who are at increased risk for more severe disease if infected.
All employees have been provided with temperature and/or symptom screenings at the beginning of their shift
and all other employees entering the worksite at all times. The individual conducting the temperature/
June 15, 2020
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District,
CLPCCD 7600 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568;
63,0000 square feet
Ronald Gerhard
Chancellor
Ronald Gerhard
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symptom screening will avoid close contact with employees to the extent possible. Both screeners and
employees wear face coverings during each screening. See screening guidance here.
Employees should be provided with all required protective equipment (i.e., face coverings) and the employer
ensures this equipment is worn properly at all times.
Employees are provided with and use protective equipment when offloading and storing delivered goods.
Employees inspect deliveries and perform disinfection measures prior to storing goods in warehouses and
facilities.
Face coverings are required when employees are in the vicinity of others. Face coverings are not shared at this
worksite.
Employees take reasonable measures to communicate with the public that they are required to wear face
coverings.
*Please note that children 12 years old or younger and those who cannot wear one because of medical reasons
are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and follow the Alameda
County Public Health Department’s Criteria for Returning to Work after Isolation or Quarantine guidelines
located here.
*Please note that employees who self-quarantine and who are not ill do not need a doctor’s note to return to
work after staying home for 14 days. Requiring employees to obtain a doctor’s note is impacting the medical
system and preventing doctors from seeing patients who are ill. If any employee has been isolated because
they were diagnosed with COVID-19, they may return to work once they meet the criteria described in
ACPHD’s return to work policy here. Repeat testing for COVID-19 is not required before an employee can
return to work.
Types of protective equipment provided to employees at this worksite location include:
Additional control measure you are implementing at this worksite include:
Face Coverings including cloth, surgical and N-95 particle masks; Disposable gloves; Hand
Sanitizer; Disinfectant wipes; Soap and water; Eye protection.
Daily health screening by supervisor; Required use of face coverings; Social distancing measures;
Tele-work or remote work operations to the extent practical; video conferencing option for all
meetings; Increased frequency of cleaning for high touch surfaces; Restrictions on use of break
rooms, conference rooms and other high capacity work areas; Social distancing floor markers;
Single direction walkways.
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
Thorough cleaning in high traffic areas is performed regularly. Commonly used surfaces are frequently
disinfected.
All shared equipment and touchable surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between each use.
Customer entrances and exits, and points of sale are equipped with proper sanitation products, including hand
sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes.
Hand washing facilities will be made available and will stay operational and stocked at all times and additional
soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer are supplied when needed.
Hand sanitizer will be provided where businesses do not have indoor plumbing.
Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, no-touch
trash cans, hand soap, adequate time for hand- washing, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and
disposable towels.
Cleaning products are used that meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s- approved for use against
COVID-19 list.
Business hours and/ or other procedures have been modified to provide adequate time for regular, thorough
cleaning, product stocking, or other measures.
Employees are provided adequate time to implement cleaning practices before and after shifts.
Hands-free devices have been installed, if possible, including motion sensor lights, contact-less payment
systems, automatic soap and paper towel dispensers, and timecard systems.
Schedule for Disinfecting High Traffic Areas and Commonly Used Surfaces
Fill in the fields below with the schedule for how often each area is disinfected.
Mark N/A for all that do not apply to your specific worksite and add any that are missing to “Other”.
Break rooms:
Restrooms:
Twice per day
Twice per day
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Handrails/door handles/counters/shelving/buttons (elevator/door):
Shopping carts/baskets:
Handheld devices (payment portals, including ATM PIN pads, stylus):
Registers:
Scanners:
Telephones:
Time clocks:
Handwashing facilities:
Custom equipment and tools (i.e. pallet jacks, ladders, supply carts):
Conveyor belts:
Twice per day
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Phones twice per day, individual desk phones by employee
Not Applicable
Twice per day, disinfected and supplies stocking verified
Per use where applicable
Not Applicable
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Others:
Description of specific operational procedures being implemented to ensure there is adequate time for
cleaning/disinfecting:
Additional measures that have been taken at this business location:
Limited work force to essential personnel only, restricted public access by limiting operation of the
elevator and stair access to authorized personnel only and routed all deliveries to off site
warehouse where materials are isolated for 24 hours prior to delivery to office environment.
Work hours allow for cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces. Implemented remote work
environment to limit numbers of staff in the office at any one time. Implemented summer 4-10 work
schedule to limit days in office to 4 days per week.
Not Applicable
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Physical Distancing Guidelines
Employee breaks and break rooms are managed to allow employees to eat on premises in designated areas
where they can remain 6 feet apart.
All employees have been instructed to maintain at least six feet distance from customers and from each other,
except employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept payment, deliver goods or services,
or as otherwise necessary.
Customers are permitted to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home, but they must not
place it on any surfaces.
Tape or other markings have been placed at least six feet apart in customer line areas on sidewalks or other
walkways near public entrances with signs directing customers to use the markings to maintain distance.
Limit the number of customers in the store at any one time to , which allows for customers
And employees to easily maintain at least six feet distance from one another at all practicable times.
All desks or individual workstations are separated by at least six feet or employees otherwise maintain six feet if
workspace is limited. Physical partitions can be used if workstations and/or employees cannot physical
distance.
Employees are informed that they should not carpool to and from the jobsite except by workers living within
the same household unit, or as necessary for workers who have no alternative means of transportation.
If employers provide shuttles, temperature/symptom checks should be conducted before employees board the
shuttle, and employees should physical distance while waiting in line and on the shuttle. Physical distancing on
on the shuttle can include reducing the shuttle capacity.
The following per-person limits have been placed on goods that are selling out quickly to reduce crowds and lines.
If not applicable mark as “N/A”.
Not Applicable
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Description of the layout of your worksite and how we accomplish physical distancing measures:
Individual office work environment for majority of staff who are reporting to the office. Those
reporting who work in a cubicle are limited in the number who are in the facility at one time by the
manager, work stations are 6 foot minimum distanced and and marking placed outside of cubicle
for social distance marking at entrance to cubicle.
Conference room occupancy has been restricted to maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet
within the room.
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Food Facilities Guidance including Restaurants, Mobile Food Facilities,
Stores/Convenience Stores
Go to the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health website and review the Guidance for Food
Facilities and Food Safety for Food Delivery and Pickup Guidance.
If you’ve implemented additional measures specific to your food facilities business, include them below.
Additional measures taken:
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Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case at your Worksite
Alameda County Public Health is notified of all positive COVID-19 cases.
If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, Alameda County Public Health will provide assistance in the
assessment of potential worksite exposures, and any recommended testing, quarantine, or isolation
instructions.
Employers and employees are aware that they can contact Alameda County Public Health if a suspected
exposure has occurred at:
Alameda County Public Health Department
(510) 268-2101
COVIDWorkplace@acgov.org
Training
Employees have been trained on the following topics:
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from
spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the
virus.
Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines.
The importance of not coming to work if employees have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills,
muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been
diagnosed with COVID-19.
The importance of seeking medical attention if an employees’ symptoms become severe, including persistent
pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on the
CDC’s webpage.
The vulnerability of those 60 years of age or older and people with chronic medical conditions, and the need to
practice particular caution to protect these groups.
The importance of frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds
(or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when employees cannot get to a sink or
handwashing station, per CDC guidelines).
Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section above).
Proper use of face coverings, including:
Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical
distancing and frequent handwashing.
The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Face coverings to be washed after each shift.
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Other worksite training measures taken:
Publishing and distribution of written communication to all employees on a weekly basis since
March 13, 2020 via the Chancellor and Presidents message. Maintenance of District website with
training and additional information. Mandatory department training via video training to staff
members in the Custodial, Grounds and Maintenance and Operations divisions. Posting of flu
prevention tips, social distancing guidelines, mandatory face covering requirements, and social
distancing protocols as required by Alameda County Public Health and updated as necessary.
Publication and distribution to all employees Modified Re-opening Measures and Covid-19
Training document dated June 18, 2020 which includes information on measures taken for:
Modified Safe Spaces; Enhanced Disinfection and Cleaning; Physical Distancing; Screenings;
Face Coverings; Testing; Training; Future Revisions and Employee Guide to Physical
Distancing.
Appendix training materials include the following:
CDC - Share facts about COVID-19 (1 page)
CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (1 page)
CDC - How COVID-19 Spreads (2 pages)
CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others (2 pages)
Social Distancing Guidelines at CLPCCD (1 page)
Alameda County Health Order - Face Coverings Required for Entry (1 page)
CDC - Feeling Sick, Stop! (1 page)
USEPA - Safe and Effective Disinfectant Use (1 page)
CDC - When to Wear Gloves (2 pages)
CDC - When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 (2 pages)
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