Your Social Distancing and Workplace Safety Responsibilities
“DO”’s and “DON’T”s of Compliance
- DO wave and say hello. DON’T shake hands or hug.
- DO wear a face covering while in public or shared areas of the Ohlone Community College. DON’T wear a face covering that is no longer in good repair.
- DO stay 6 feet away from others at all times. DON’T think that’s all you have to do to comply.
- DO comply with all signs about one-way hallways, entrances, exits, and limits on elevators. DON’T go your habitual route or squeeze in one more.
- DO ask yourself, “Can I accomplish this task with an email, phone call or videoconference?” DON’T have in-person meetings unless you really must do so.
- DO wipe down anything you touch with the disinfectant products provided. DON’T rely on others to do it for you.
- DO wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at least every 60 minutes. DON’T wait for the 60 minute mark if you use the restroom, sneeze, touch your face, blow your nose, clean, disinfect, sweep or mop, smoke, eat, drink, enter the facility or leave the facility – wash immediately after.
- DO use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. DON’T make this substitution a habit.
- DO remove any pens or items touched by public visitors from circulation. DON’T use them again until they have been sanitized.
- DO take separate vehicles if possible when travelling on behalf of the college. DON’T remove your face covering if carpooling.
- DO stay connected with friends and family during this challenging time. DON’T have them visit you at work.
- DO ask your supervisor if you have any questions about your responsibilities. DON’T rely on guesses or rumors.
Social Distancing Protocol
This is not an exhaustive list. Employees must ensure that they are completing required trainings about this subject.
- Stay 6 feet away from others when working or on breaks. Where a minimum distance cannot be maintained, engineering or administrative controls will be in place.
- Disinfect your workspace upon arrival and upon departure.
- Avoid job tasks that require face-to-face work with other when possible.
- Avoid contact with others whenever possible (e.g. handshakes).
- When possible, avoid touching surfaces that may have been touched by others.
- Distance from anyone who appears to be sick.
- Avoid gathering when entering and exiting the facility. Employees should enter and exit designated areas.
- Follow any posted signage regarding COVID-19 social distancing practices.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Avoid nonessential gatherings.
- Stagger your lunch to limit the number of individuals in the break room or cafeteria.