In keeping with county and state requirements, we have developed this worksite safety plan. While we are not currently doing public volunteer sessions, our essential garden stewards have been authorized by the city of Davis to perform necessary maintenance in the garden.
Topics for Work Force Training
- Information on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
- Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks, using CDC guidelines.
- The importance of not coming to work if workers have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or if they or someone they live with have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- To seek medical attention if their symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.
- The importance of frequent handwashing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when workers cannot get to a sink or handwashing station, per CDC guidelines).
- The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section below).
- Proper use of face coverings, including:
- Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent handwashing.
- Workers should wash or sanitize hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Face coverings should be washed after each shift.
Individual Control Measures and Screening
- For self-screening at home, ensure that screening was performed prior to the worker leaving the home for their shift and follows CDC guidelines, as described in the Topics for Work Force Training section above.
- Encourage workers and visitors who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home.
- Central Park Gardens requires workers use all required protective equipment including face coverings and gloves where necessary.
- Face coverings are strongly recommended when workers are in the vicinity of others. Workers should have face coverings available and wear them when in shared work areas in the garden. Face coverings must not be shared.
- Central Park Gardens will take reasonable measures including posting signage in strategic and highly-visible locations to remind visitors that they should use face coverings during their visit.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
- Workers should bring their own tools and equipment. Tools should not be shared.
- Where such items must be shared, disinfect with a cleaner appropriate for the surface between shifts or uses, whichever is more frequent.
- Equip workspace with proper sanitation products, including hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
Physical Distancing Guidelines
- Implement measures to ensure physical distancing of at least six feet between workers and visitors.
- Display signage at entrances to remind people of physical distancing and face coverings usage at every opportunity.
- Utilize work practices, when feasible and necessary, to limit the number of workers in the garden at one time. This includes scheduling of alternating days for on-site work.
- Avoid touching others’ tools and equipment. No use of shared tools from the shed.