Rockland Forward

Providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees requires the cooperation of all employees at every level, vendors, contractors, clients, and the general public. Please read this material carefully and keep it handy for reference as a reminder of the necessary changes to our pre-COVID-19 policies, practices, and processes. As the pandemic continues to evolve, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State and Rockland County Health Departments is updated or revised, you will be advised of changes through the County's media channels, such as Rocklandgov.com, the RCWEB, and All-County emails.

The following information serves as a guide for all employees and non-employees entering County buildings and other areas of business. 

BUILDING ENTRY SCREENING PROTOCOL

  1. Employees/others should be admitted one by one through the screening checkpoint. Individuals waiting to be admitted should maintain at least 6-foot social distancing.

    Social Distancing 6ft
     
  2. Each individual must wear a mask or must don a mask to be admitted to a County building. Those individuals without a mask may be provided with one by an attendant.

    Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

    Learn more at
    https://bit.ly/2Ravt42

     Your face covering should:

    • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils
    • Fit snugly against the sides of the face
    • Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through
    • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape
       
  3. Each individual will receive a temperature check administered by a trained person wearing appropriate PPE. In addition, a screening questionnaire such as that shown below will be prominently posted for all employees’/visitors’ attention and self-screening.

    Temperature Scanner

    Using the temperature scanner: Simply approach the screen and the device will automatically detect your presence and capture your image and body temperature.

    See our media page for a video demonstration.

       
  4. For employees, a temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or above, or the inability to affirm any of the questions on the Health Check Questionnaire, will require that the employee call his/her supervisor or departmental contact, and in most cases the employee will be advised that he/she must return home and follow guidance issued by the New York State and Rockland County Departments of Health - i.e., see a doctor for evaluation and return to work documentation required; self- quarantine until fever-free for a period of three days without the use of fever-reducing medications; obtain a test for the presence of COVID-19 and receive a negative result; self-quarantine for a period of 10 days of isolation from the onset of symptoms (if symptomatic) or 14 days from date of contact with a person suspected/confirmed as having COVID-19 (if asymptomatic).

    Moreover, if an employee experiences symptoms of COVID-19 while at work, the Department Head or supervisor must send the person home immediately.

    In any case of COVID-19 illness or suspected illness the Department Head or supervisor must direct the employee to stay home while he/she is ill. The Department Head or supervisor also must advise the employee to follow up with his/her medical provider and must log the action/discussion on the COVID-19 Health Screening Action Record below. Further, the Department Head or supervisor must advise the employee that he/she must provide a doctor’s note and/or a negative COVID-19 test result upon his/her return to work.

    Stay home when you are sick.
     
  5. For non-employees with a temperature of 100.4° or above, or the inability to affirm any of the questions on the Health Check Questionnaire, the individual will be advised that he/she is not permitted to enter the building.

    Health Check Questionnaire
     
  6. All screening data will be carefully safeguarded and maintained in accordance with guidelines for confidentiality of medical information.