Businesses allowed to reopen are required to complete the San Diego Safe Reopening Plan in its updated format.
The updated template can be found by clicking here and is required to be posted at the business entrance as well as reviewed with your employees to ensure compliance. While this plan is required to be completed, it is not required to be submitted to the County for approval. Notable updates to the plan are listed below:
- Effective September 4, 2020 the plan has expanded its language to include an allowance for self-screening of temperature. Additionally, under Section B of the plan: All employees must either be screened for symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, headache, fever, chills, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, exposure to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19), or have their temperature taken upon returning to work. It also includes language that employees have the option to self-screen prior to reporting to work. However, any employee that self-screens that has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not be permitted on the premises.
- Although the updated plan allows for self-screen each company should review its current policies and complete a risk assessment to determine if a more rigorous screening process should be in place as an option but will not infringe upon the employees right to self-screen.
- On May 6, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsome signed an Executive Order to facilitate workers’ compensation benefits for employees that have been deemed to have had occupational exposure to Covid-19 “within 14 days after a day that the employee performed labor or services at the employee’s place of employment at the employer’s direction.” The full Executive Order and its guidelines can be found here.