Restore Chester County's Business & Org Toolkit is your comprehensive guide for businesses and organizations throughout the COVID-19 reopening process and beyond. Click on each key topic below to find best practices drawn from federal, state and county guidelines and vetted by state and local health departments, businesses and municipalities. In addition, the chart provided here is an overview of Pennsylvania regulations for reopening through the red, yellow and green phases as they compare to CDC regulations.
Business and organization leaders from Chester County's various sectors have indicated that these are the topics of highest concern at this point. We welcome your feedback as we continue to make updates.
As you prepare to safely enter the next phase of business, these guidelines are meant to provide you with best practices. They are designed to supplement – not replace – any state, local, safety laws, rules, and regulations applicable to a particular industry segment. Stay abreast of changes, and to any extent these guidelines conflict with new or modified state regulations, always adhere to state guidelines.
To consider reopening, your business must:
As per the Secretary of Health's May 1st Order, face coverings are required if individuals are:
Exceptions to this requirement (documentation is not necessary to show exception applies):
First, follow state and CDC procedures including, but not limited to:
Ensure staff knows:
Employers must also have a safety plan for employees and customers.
Employers are permitted to ask employees whether they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, but should be careful not to ask health questions unrelated to COVID-19. Review with HR. The Chester County Health Department can be reached at 610-344-6225.
Employers must establish this protocol and educate employees on this plan, including whom employees notify if they are sick, whether there will be temperature checks, and any other safety protocols established by you as the business owner, or by the state or CDC in future releases.
Completing a screening provides you the ability to walk through your readiness. Johns Hopkins has prepared a screening survey that can help you determine your risk of transmitting COVID-19, and your readiness to reopen or expand operations. See Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit for Businesses Considering Reopening or Expanding Operations in COVID-19, which provides risk assessment, modification assessment and mitigation measures.
Guidelines vary by industry. See best practices by industry by clicking on links to individual business sectors below.
Your business must determine all PPE materials it may require. This may currently include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and shields. There are many companies statewide that are offering such materials. Access a list of regional sources for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) here.
Individual business and organization sectors will be following further guidance. Click below to learn more.
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|Camps||In-Home & Residential Services||Restaurants & Bars|
|Entertainment & Tourism||Office Setting||Transportation|
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