The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring all updates and information available regarding the threat of COVID-19. We’re working to keep people safe and informed and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible. Below you will find links to resources to help you navigate this trying time.
Kitsap Covid-19 Business Support Facebook Group
Official Health Resources:
SBA Emergency Preparedness Guide
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Combating the Coronavirus, US Chamber of Commerce
OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19
Getting Workplace Ready for COVID-19 (PDF)
Small Business Resilience Toolkit (PDF)
Small Business Resilience Checklist (PDF)
Resources from the Small Business Administration:
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Potential Mitigation Check-List by Threat Level
None (preparedness phase)
- Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
- Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if staff become symptomatic at the worksite.
- Review, update, or develop workplace plans to include:
- » Liberal leave and telework policies
- » Consider 7-day leave policies for people with COVID-19 symptoms
- » Consider alternate team approaches for work schedules.
- Encourage employees to stay home and notify workplace administrators when sick (workplaces should provide non-punitive sick leave options to allow staff to stay home when ill).
- Encourage personal protective measures among staff (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Ensure hand hygiene supplies are readily available in building.
Minimal to moderate
- Encourage staff to telework (when feasible), particularly individuals at increased risk of severe illness.
- Implement social distancing measures:
- » Increasing physical space between workers at the worksite
- » Staggering work schedules
- » Decreasing social contacts in the workplace (e.g., limit in-person meetings, meeting for lunch in a break room, etc.)
- Limit large work-related gatherings (e.g., staff meetings, after-work functions).
- Limit non-essential work travel.
- Consider regular health checks (e.g., temperature and respiratory symptom screening) of staff and visitors entering buildings (if feasible).
- Implement extended telework arrangements (when feasible).
- Ensure flexible leave policies for staff who need to stay home due to school/childcare dismissals.
- Cancel non-essential work travel.
- Cancel work-sponsored conferences, tradeshows, etc.
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