Lakshya Incorporation COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Salon Krishna aims to protect its workforce by enacting all appropriate prevention efforts. Company is continually monitoring guidance from local, state, and federal health officials and implementing workplace and Plan modifications where appropriate.
Employees with questions are encouraged to contact Krishna Pandya via phone at 248-737-5910 and/or email at email@example.com.
1. Prevention Efforts and Workplace Controls
a. Cleanliness and Social Distancing
Only critical infrastructure workers performing necessary work are directed to report on-site. For such workers, Salon Krishna abides by the recommended social distancing and other safety measures and establishes the following:
• Large gatherings are minimized whenever possible; staff meetings are postponed, cancelled or held remotely;
• Employees are encouraged to maintain physical distance even when on break, as well as before and after working hours;
• Employees are required to maintain physical distance when reporting to work, clocking in, leaving work, and clocking out;
• Employees’ work stations are no fewer than six feet apart;
• Salon Krishna may utilize flexible work hours, wherever possible, to limit the number of employees simultaneously working on-site;
• Employees’ interactions with the general public are modified to allow for additional physical space between parties; and
• Non-essential travel is postponed or cancelled.
Salon Krishna provides employees with, at a minimum, non-medical grade face coverings, face shields, disposable gloves and gowns.
In addition, Salon Krishna is instituting the following cleanliness measures:
• Where possible, increasing ventilation rates and circulation throughout work sites;
• Performing routine environmental cleaning and disinfection, especially of common areas; and
• Where available, providing hand sanitizer in high-traffic areas.
Employees are expected to minimize COVID-19 exposure by:
• Cleaning work stations at the beginning and end of each shift;
• Avoiding, when possible, the use of other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment;
• Frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
• Utilizing hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable;
• Avoiding touching their faces with unwashed hands;
• Avoiding handshakes or other physical contact;
• Avoiding close contact with sick people;
• Practicing respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes;
• Immediately reporting unsafe or unsanitary conditions on Company premises;
• Complying with Company’s daily screening processes;
• Seeking medical attention and/or following medical advice if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; and
• Complying with self-isolation or quarantine orders.
b. Supplemental Measures Upon Notification of Employee’s COVID-19 Diagnosis and/or Symptoms
An employee with a COVID-19 diagnosis or who displays symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must be immediately removed from the worksite.
In response to a confirmed diagnosis or display of COVID-19 symptoms, Company:
• Informs all employees with and near whom the diagnosed/symptomatic employee worked of a potential exposure;
• Keeps confidential the identity of the diagnosed/symptomatic employee; and
• Conducts deep cleaning of the diagnosed/symptomatic employee’s workstation, as well as those common areas potentially infected by the employee.
All employees who worked in sustained, close proximity to the diagnosed/symptomatic employee are also removed from the worksite for at least 14 days; however, should these exposed employees later develop COVID-19 symptoms and/or receive a confirmed diagnosis, they may not report on-site until all return-to-work requirements are met, defined below.
Salon Krishna completes an OSHA Form 300, as well as a Form 301, “if it is more likely than not that a factor or exposure in the workplace caused or contributed to the illness.” If an employee infects a coworker, the coworker has suffered a work-related illness if one of the recording criteria (e.g., medical treatment or days away from work) is met.
c. Worker Exposure Classification
Employees’ “worker exposure” is classified as high risk by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s guidance because they have a high potential for exposure to known or suspected sources of COVID-19.
Given this classification, Salon Krishna provides the following controls in addition to the above-summarized prevention efforts: offering appropriate personal protective equipment and complying with all infectious-disease requirements for healthcare facilities.
2. Identification and Isolation of Sick and/or Exposed Employees
Risk and exposure determinations are made without regard to employees’ protected characteristics, as defined by local, state, and federal law.
Any health-related information and documentation gathered from employees is maintained confidentially and in compliance with state and federal law. Specifically, medical documentation is stored separate from employees’ personnel documentation.
a. Employees’ Self-Monitoring
The following employees should not report to work and, upon notification to Company, will be removed from the regular work schedule:
• Employees who display COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, and/or gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, whether or not accompanied by a formal COVID-19 diagnosis;
• Employees who, in the last 14 days, have had close contact with and/or live with any person having a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis; and
• Employees who, in the last 14 days, have had close contact with and/or live with any person displaying COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, and/or gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Such employees may only resume in-person work upon meeting all return-to-work requirements, defined below.
b. Daily Screenings
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure, Salon Krishna screens employees on a daily basis. Employees are asked the following questions before entering the worksite:
1. Are you currently suffering from any of the following symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new loss of smell or taste, and/or gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting?
a. If a touchless thermometer is available, temperature checks are performed.
b. If yes, access is denied, and employee is advised to self-isolate/self-quarantine at home, until employee is permitted to return to work as defined below.
2. Have you lived with, or had close contact with, someone in the last 14 days diagnosed with or displaying the symptoms of COVID-19?
a. If yes, access is denied, and employee is advised to self-isolate/self-quarantine at home, until at least 14 days after the close contact.
3. Have you travelled via airplane internationally or domestically in the last 14 days?
a. If yes, access is denied, and employee is advised to self-isolate/self-quarantine at home, until at least 14 days after the international or domestic travel.
Employees who develop symptoms during their shift must immediately report to their supervisor and/or Human Resources.
c. Return-to-Work Requirements
Employees who were themselves diagnosed with COVID-19 may only return to work upon confirmation of the cessation of symptoms and contagiousness, proof of which may be acquired via the test-based strategy or the non-test-based strategy.
The test-based strategy is preferred but relies upon the availability of testing supplies and laboratory capacity. Under this strategy, employees may discontinue isolation and return to work upon achieving the following conditions:
• Resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
• Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
• Negative results of an FDA Emergency Use Authorized molecular assay for COVID-19 from two consecutive nasopharyngeal swab specimens collected at least 24 hours apart.
Under the non-test-based strategy, employees may discontinue isolation and return to work upon achieving the following conditions:
• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
• Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
• At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Employees who came into close contact with, or live with, an individual with a confirmed diagnosis or symptoms may return to work after either 14 days have passed since the last close contact with the diagnosed/symptomatic individual, or the diagnosed/symptomatic individual receives a negative COVID-19 test.
Employees are typically required to submit a release to return to work from a healthcare provider; given the current stressors on the healthcare system, Company may accept written statements from employees confirming all the factors supporting their release.
d. Executive Order 2020-36
Employees who require leave beyond the EPSLA because of their own COVID-19 diagnosis/symptoms, or because they have had close contact or live with an individual with a COVID-19 diagnosis/symptoms, may be eligible for unpaid leave under Executive Order 2020-36 until permitted thereunder to return to work.
4. Plan Updates and Expiration
Lakshya Incorporation COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. As this pandemic progresses, Salon Krishna will update this Plan and its corresponding processes.
Lakshya Incorporation COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan will expire upon conclusion of its need, as determined by Salon Krishna and in accordance with guidance from local, state, and federal health officials.