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Manufacturing Reopening to Begin May 11

The Governor recently announced manufacturing will reopen on May 11. Workers at suppliers, distribution centers, or service providers necessary to enable another business’ resumed activity are also included under section 10 of the order.

Under the revised “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Ordermanufacturing facilities must adopt measures to protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19. That includes conducting a daily entry screening protocol for workers and everyone else entering the facility, including a questionnaire covering symptoms and exposure to people with possible COVID-19, together with a temperature screening as soon as no-touch thermometers can be obtained. They must also create dedicated entry points at every facility, and suspend entry of all non-essential in-person visits, including tours. 

Manufacturing facilities must also train workers on how COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person, symptoms of COVID-19, steps workers must take to notify the business or operation of symptoms of COVID-19 or suspected or confirmed diagnosis, the use of personal protective equipment, and other things. For the full list of precautions that manufacturers must take, see section 11 of the order. 

All businesses (including manufacturers) must require masks to be worn when workers cannot consistently maintain six feet of separation from others, and consider face shields for those who cannot consistently maintain three feet of separation from other workers. Further precautions are located in section 11 of the order. 

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