Council Approves COVID-19 Operations And Readiness Plan
June 26, 2020
At its June 16 regular meeting, the Golden Valley City Council adopted the City’s COVID-19 Operations Recovery and Readiness (CORR) Plan. Following the COVID-19 preparedness protocols required by the State of Minnesota, the City uses a phased approach to reopening City facilities.
During Phase I, employees only report on site for work that cannot be completed remotely. In Phase II, employees who are able to work remotely should continue to do so, but some employees may report on site to increase service levels. In Phase III, some employees may continue to work remotely, but the City is ready to resume business operations on site.
The plan also includes guidelines for visitors to City facilities. Visitors must follow all public health recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
- Stay home if you don’t feel well, if you were exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or if you are experiencing symptoms such as persistent cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever (100.4 degrees oral), shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours, or new loss of smell or taste.
- All visitors age 2 and older are asked to wear a clean mask or a cloth face covering. Cloth face masks can be considered an additional measure to reduce risk in public but are NOT a replacement for social distancing. The MDH website has guidelines for when to wear a mask.
- Maintain social distancing of six feet between people at all times in City facilities and on City Hall grounds. Where applicable, visitors shall wait on social distancing floor markers and follow all posted instructions.
- Only one person is permitted in public restrooms at a time in City Hall and in the Public Safety Building. If the bathroom is full, wait in line outside of the bathroom at least six feet away from others. Customers are encouraged to use a paper towel when touching door handles, toilet handles, and sinks.
- Practice good hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Avoid touching your face with your hands and unnecessary contact with frequently touched surfaces. Cough and sneeze into a tissue (or sleeve or elbow, if necessary), throw the dirty tissue away, and immediately wash your hands. Wash hands frequently with soap and water (20 seconds or more), or sanitize with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer of at least 60 percent.
All City departments have department-specific policies and procedures for conducting business on site. See the complete CORR Plan document for more information.
The City’s top priority is maintaining the health and safety of its customers, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.