COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Action Plan

Lakeside Motel is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, guests and visitors. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, Lakeside Motel has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplace and community, and that requires full cooperation among our workers and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our workplace.

The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is administered by Daniel Hudson (Property Owner), who maintains overall authority and responsibility for the plan. However, management and workers are equally responsible for supporting, implementing, complying with and providing recommendations to further improve all aspects of this plan. Lakeside Motel managers and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this plan.

Our workers are our most important asset. Lakeside Motel is serious about safety and health and protecting our workers. Worker involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Lakeside Motel’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Wisconsin, available at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm which is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC will update their guidance as additional information becomes available. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/about/index.html

Lakeside Motel has reviewed and incorporated the industry guidance applicable to our business provided by the state of Wisconsin for the development of this plan, including the industry guidance provided by the following organizations:

COMPANY Action Plan:

  1. Jobsite Protocol:
    • Management to display signage regarding Wellness Tips on all jobsites, building restrooms, r, lobbies, etc. where allowed.
    • Management to ask all employees if any member of their staff is at risk of being sick or carrying illness. The supervisors are to ask these questions:
      • Have you, or anyone in your family, been in contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19?
      • Have you, or anyone in your family, been in contact with a person that is in the process of being tested for COVID-19?
      • Have you, or anyone in your immediate family, traveled outside of the USA within the last two (2) weeks?
      • Are you having trouble breathing, have a dry cough, or have flu like symptoms?
    • Per CDC recommendations, if any answer is “yes”, the worker is to be removed from the jobsite immediately and will not be allowed to return to the jobsite without a doctor’s letter verifying “OK to return to work” status.
    • CDC recommends that employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day be separated from other employees and be sent home immediately. Management is to send any worker home if there are any observed symptoms of sickness.
    • Management is instructed to prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin.
    • No large group meetings: limit all meetings to eight people or less. and with personal distance between individuals.
    • All meetings will emphasize personal hygiene and the CDC’s recommendations to prevent illness.
    • No visitors are permitted to enter the workplaces, including jobsites, unless fundamental to the execution of the work.
  1. Office Protocol:
    • Management may require all non-essential office staff to work remotely via the VPN network for all tasks that can be completed remotely. Please review with your immediate supervisor for specific details for your position.
    • All non-essential visits by vendors, subcontractors, clients, etc. to the office are suspended.
    • Limit all person to person contact.
    • Management to display signage regarding Wellness Tips throughout the office, restrooms, breakroom, etc.
    • Perform routine environmental cleaning:
      • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
      • Use disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (for example, doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks) can be wiped down by employees before each use.
    • Follow all CDC
  2. COVID-19 Measures:
    • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home and/or have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 must stay home and notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html
    • If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, COMPANY will inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace while maintaining confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html
    • If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, they must stay home for up to fourteen (14) days, the anticipated quarantine timeframe.
    • Management will monitor and respond to absenteeism at the workplace. We will implement plans to continue essential business functions if we experience higher than usual absenteeism.
    • We will cross-train personnel to perform essential functions so that the workplace is able to operate if key staff members are absent.
  3. Travel Protocol:

COMPANY advises employees before considering travel to take certain steps:

  • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country or region to which you will travel. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
  • Check yourself for symptoms of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and stay home if you are sick. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
  • Employees who become sick while traveling must notify their supervisor and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice.
  • COMPANY will enforce a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine upon returning from travel outside the United States and potentially domestic locations to be determined.
  • Inform supervisor prior to scheduling any travel.
  1. General Protocol:

Management will actively encourage sick employees to stay home:

  • If employees or subcontractor employees are exhibiting any of the following symptoms or behavior associated with these symptoms, they will be asked to leave the jobsite and/or office and call (or go to) the doctor:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are required to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 48 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. Tylenol, cough suppressants). Employees should immediately notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick.
  • Management will communicate with our subcontractors and temporary staffing companies about the importance of sick employees staying home and/or going to the doctor.
  • Per CDC recommendations, employees who appear to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath) upon arrival to work or become sick during the day will be separated from other employees and be sent home
  • Management will communicate the following to its employees and contractors:
    • Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and COVID-19 are spread by:
      • Coughing or sneezing
      • Unclean hands: Touching your face after touching contaminated objects and touching objects after contaminating your hands
    • To help stop the spread of germs:
      • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
      • Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
      • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
      • Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
      • Avoid unnecessary contact with others.
    • Use disposal paper tissue and no-touch disposal trash receptacle.
    • Clean hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60- 95% alcohol, or wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Perform routine environmental cleaning:
      • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops, and doorknobs. Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label.
      • Use disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces (for example, doorknobs, keyboards, remote controls, desks) can be wiped down by employees before each use.
  1. Worker Hygiene and Source Controls

Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at the Lakeside Motel at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtime and after using the restroom. All guests and visitors to the Lakeside Motel are asked to wash or sanitize their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers are located in the front office and laundry facility so they can be used in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled.

Workers, guests and visitors are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and to avoid touching their face, particularly their mouth, nose and eyes with their hands. Workers, guests and visitors are expected to dispose of tissues in the provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward.

  1. Workplace Cleaning and Disinfection

Regular practice of cleaning and disinfecting have been implemented, including a schedule for routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, tools and areas in the work environment. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas, including phones, keyboards, touch screens, controls, door handles, copiers and credit card readers.

  • Office items cleaned hourly unless more frequent cleaning is indicated.
  • Disposable wipes used once and the discarded.
  • See Room Cleaning Procedures for additional information
  1. Drop-off, Pick-up and Delivery Practices.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals as much as possible when picking up food, groceries, or other items at restaurants or grocery stores. This helps protect both you and the workers at the restaurants or grocery stores bringing the items to you.
  • Practice contactless deliveries to the greatest extent possible. Contactless deliveries allow you to leave a delivery at a doorstep, move back to a distance greater than 6 feet away while verifying receipt of the delivery with the person getting the delivery, and try to do all interactions electronically (e.g., in an app or over a phone). This eliminates the need for close contact between you and the person getting the delivery.
  • Limit your contact with frequently touched surfaces during pickups and deliveries, such as countertops, elevator buttons, doorbells, door handles, radio buttons, etc.
  • Avoid sharing scanners, pens, or other tools with customers.
  • Use a foot, shoulder, elbow, hip, or forearm instead of hands when opening doors at pick-up and delivery sites, if possible.
  1. Communications and Training Practices

This Covid-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated verbally to all employees on 8 Oct 2020, and necessary training was provided. Additional communication and training will be ongoing and presented as conditions/directives change. Training will be provided to all employees who did not receive the initial training and prior to initial job assignment.

Instructions will be communicated to all workers, including employees, temporary workers, contractors, vendors, guests and visitors about protections and protocols, including, social distancing, drop-off and pick-up procedures, practices for hygiene and respiratory etiquette and requirements regarding the use of face-coverings by all employees, guests and visitors. All individuals will be advised not to enter the property if they are experiencing symptoms or have contracted COVID-19.

Management is expected to monitor how effective the program has been implemented. All management and employees are to take an active role and collaborate in carrying out the various aspects of this plan, and update the protections, protocols, work-practices and training as necessary.

This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been prepared by Lakeside Motel and is available to all employees and will be updated as necessary by management along with input from all employees and local, state, and federal agencies.

Lakeside Motel is committed to the safety of its employees, vendors, contractors, guests, visitors and the general public. The above action plan is consistent with the CDC’s Interim Guidance which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business- response.html

Thank you for your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and all illnesses and your understanding and cooperation. Lakeside Motel’s leadership is committed to providing the best work environment possible for all staff and jobsites and we will continue to monitor the CDC website for updates. We will revise this policy as updated information is available.

  1. Signed

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Alvin G. Westlund                                                                                                 Daniel R. Hudson

On-Site Manager, Lakeside Motel                                                                            Owner, Lakeside Motel