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County suggests following these COVID-19 guidelines

Marathon County Health Department Order No. 1 recommends businesses and organizations follow Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation guidelines if they wish to reopen to the public.

Here is a summary of those recommendations by business type:

_ Agriculture. Employers should not allow employees with COVID-19 symptoms to work. They should provide migrant camp laborers with cloth masks and adequate supplies of soap, paper towels and hand sanitizer. Employees should observe six feet social distancing and reduce contact with point of sale customers.

_ Construction. Do not allow personal contact among employees (handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, high fives) and, as part of social distancing, limit the people allowed in a job site trailer. Observe social distancing and supply cloth face coverings for all employees.

_ Gyms and fitness centers. Employees should wash hands at arrival to work and wear masks if physical distance can’t be maintained on the job. Towels and work clothing should be placed in plastic bags after each use and treated as potentially contaminated. Frequently clean restrooms, showers and locker rooms. Toilet lids should be closed before flushing. Provide materials for members to disinfect equipment after every use.

_ Hair and nail salons. Employees should wear a mask or face shield at all times, wash hands after each client and after using the restroom. Surfaces should be cleaned and then disinfected. Wipe down and disinfect all cutting and other tools between clients. Limit the number of clients in the salon to only those clients getting their hair or nails done; other clients can wait outside or in their cars. Discourage the use of cash. Sick employees should stay home.

_ Manufacturing.

Face masks should be used by all workers where workers are in close proximity to others. Common tools should be disinfected after each use. Limit inperson meetings and access to where people gather. Stagger breaks to ensure employees don’t sit within six feet of one another.

_ Outdoor gatherings. Clean and disinfect high use doorknobs, buttons, touchscreens, tables and stair rails every two hours. Events should be limited to 10 persons at a time in any given space (expanding to 50 people when the Badger Bounce Back plan is in Phase 2). Space booths at least 15 feet. Keep closed playground, play areas and picnic shelters unless they can be adequately sanitized. Make trails one-way. Maintain social distancing. Install handwashing stations.

_ Professional services. Ensure on-site employees are separated by six feet. Allow employees to work from home. Limit attendees at in person meetings. Host staff meetings via videoconference. Instruct employees not to share phones, computers, keyboards and mice.

_ Public facilities. Employees should wear masks when social distancing is not feasible. High contact areas such as doorknobs, buttons, touch screens and stair rails should be cleaned every two hours. Events should be limited to 10 persons in any given space, expanding to 50 people in Phase Two of the Badger Bounce Back plan. Event attendance should be staggered to reduce the density of participants.

_ Restaurants. Employees should wear a mask when near other employees and customers. Sanitize food contact surfaces after each use. Use gloves to avoid bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Wrap food containers to prevent cross-contamination. Use rolled silverware/ napkins stored in sealed bags. Sanitize tongs and scoops used in selfdispensing areas. Install physical barriers such as sneeze guards and partitions at cash registers, bars and host stands. Practice social distancing. Offer no touch deliveries.

_ Retail. Employees should wear a mask when near other employees and customers. Practice social distancing. Products worn by a customer should be sanitized or removed from circulation for 72 hours. Encourage customers to use touchless payment options when available. Wipe counter after each customer at checkout. Sales registers should be six feet apart if multiple registers are in use.