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Appendix 2

Sample SOP: For Employee Safety, Distancing, and Personal Protective Equipment Usage

Adapted from NYS Nursery Landscape Association Covid-19 Re-Opening Horticulture & Landscape Construction Business Guidelines & BMPs

Employees Must:

  • Avoid touching their face, especially their eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Find alternatives to physical greetings; no shaking hands or hugging
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating or using the restroom, or if working in areas with frequent contact with others, like check-out areas
  • If soap and water are not available, use approved alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Wear face coverings whenever possible especially when interacting with others
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue and discard it into a closed container, then wash or sanitize hands
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people
  • Monitor themselves for symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or other  influenza-like symptoms) and not come to work, or leave work, if they feel ill