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COVID-19 Physical Worksite Plan

Every worksite is different, so each department will want to examine their work environment and create a worksite plan that meets current public health and Merced County guidelines before employees who’ve been working remotely may gradually return to campus — when appropriate and necessary.

Develop and Communicate Your Worksite Plan. When complete:

  • Submit the worksite plan for review/approval to Maggie Saunders (msaunders4@ucmerced.edu). She will share the plan with the appropriate Building Manager and members of the Building Readiness Workgroup to that your local plan is consistent with the overall building readiness plan.
  • Share the worksite plan with the employees in your group.

This worksite checklist is by no means exhaustive.

You know your worksite best and how best to achieve public health protections while maintaining a comfortable and functional space for your employees. This checklist was created to help you consider ways to protect employees and visitors as your worksite operations resume.

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Signage

Required building signage will be provided by POPD. Individual physical worksites may post The Universal Requirements for Physical Mitigation and Reduction of the Transmission of COVID-19 and any of the “do your part” signage available to download on the Campus Ready website.

Guide to Determine Space Configurations

There are several steps to determining worksite space configuration under the COVID-19 guidelines and a variety of types of spaces to consider.

  • Determine the capacity of each of the spaces in your physical worksite area or obtain the COVID-19 capacities by downloading them.
  • Determine the best method to physically distance your employees 6-8 feet apart from one another.

POPD will determine the optimal path of travel through the building in which your worksite is located, points of ingress, egress, and the directional path of travel for the stairways. These elements should be incorporated into your plan.

Use of Specific Space Types

Specific space types such as conference rooms, shared support rooms and hoteling facilities are expected to be used differently in the COVID-19 environment.

  • Conference Rooms will have restricted capacity and use guidelines.
  • Hoteling workstations and areas are not encouraged in the COVID-19 environment, however, if they are required in your worksite area, please ensure that instructions for disinfecting the space are provided with disinfectant and rags.
  • Kitchens/Breakrooms may be used to heat or store food, however, eating and/or congregating in kitchens or breakrooms should not be permitted.
  • Shared support/copy rooms should be used by a single individual at one time.
  • Furniture must be cordoned off or removed from lounges and colloquy spaces as they encourage assembly.

As we ready our spaces for certain departments to return to onsite operations, each returning department will need to examine their work environment and create a worksite plan that meets current public health and Merced County guidelines before employees who’ve been working remotely may gradually return to campus. Click here [link to PDF] to view the checklist and once you have ensured that all requirements have been satisfied, submit your form digitally via this online form [link to form] for review/approval and be sure to share the worksite plan with the employees in your group.