Lindstrom Office Center LLC’s
Covid 19 Preparedness Plan and Information
Key Notes and Requirements for Workers and Guests visiting Lindstrom Office Center LLC
Preparing for your Event
- Total event occupancy is limited to 24
- Facility will be hand cleaned and sanitized
- Tables will be setup to maintain 6 feet separation
Before you visit Lindstrom Office Center LLC
- Stay home if you are sick or have covid-19 symptoms.
- Stay home if you have a temperature at or greater than 100.3
- Stay home if you have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid-19
When you Arrived at Lindstrom Office Center LLC
- Have a mask on
- Have your temperature taken, don’t enter if at or greater than 100.3
- Sanitize your hands
- Keep mask on unless your in a private space
- Maintain social distance of 6 feet
- Limit the number of people in a room at one time
- Use hand sanitizers often – located at entrances and restrooms
After the Event
- Facility will be hand cleaned and sanitized
- The office center uses the same space as Night Art Gallery which is currently closed except to online visitors and purchases.
- Some of the public spaces and open seating areas may be used by Lindstrom Event Center.
- Sanitizing is done before and after each event.
- High contact areas are sanitized daily.
Lindstrom Office Center LLC is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers, guests and visitors. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, Lindstrom Office Center LLC has developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our workers and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our workplaces.
Management, workers and guests are equally responsible for supporting, implementing, complying with and providing recommendations to further improve all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Lindstrom Office Center LLC’s managers and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this plan.
Our guests and workers are our most important assets. Lindstrom Office Center LLC is serious about safety and health and protecting our guests and workers.
Lindstrom Office Center LLC’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, available at the Stay Safe Minnesota website (https://staysafe.mn.gov), which is based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines for COVID-19, Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) statutes, rules and standards, and Minnesota’s relevant and current executive orders. It addresses:
- ensuring sick workers stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
- social distancing – guests and workers must be at least six-feet apart;
- worker hygiene and source controls, including face coverings;
- workplace building and ventilation protocol;
- workplace cleaning and disinfection protocol;
- drop-off, pick-up and delivery practices and protocol; and
- communications and training practices and protocol.
Lindstrom Office Center LLC has reviewed and incorporated the industry guidance applicable to our business provided by the state of Minnesota for the development of this plan, including the following industry guidance – “Guidance for Safe Celebrations and Events”.
This controlling guidance is for event planners, venue managers and owners, catering companies, and others who may be involved in the planning and coordination of celebrations and events. These events may take place in indoor or outdoor venues, including but not limited to, rental space in event centers, fellowship halls and gathering spaces in faith- based buildings, community centers, halls, or outdoor event spaces. Examples of celebrations and events covered by this guidance include but are not limited to catered parties, wedding receptions, funeral receptions, and other social gatherings related to ceremonies.
For the ceremonies themselves, see Guidance for Gatherings: Faith-based Communities, Places of Worship, and Ceremonies (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/guidefaith.pdf). Please note that if a social gathering follows a ceremony, the capacity requirements below apply to that gathering.
Masks and face coverings: As of July 25, 2020, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all businesses and public indoor spaces, per Executive Order 20-81. This includes indoor event venues and indoor spaces of combined indoor/outdoor venues. Additionally, the Executive Order requires workers to wear a face covering when working exclusively outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.
The Executive Order includes exemptions for people who are unable to wear or tolerate a face covering due to medical or mental health conditions or other reasons. There are also situations in which a face covering may be temporarily removed, such as when eating or drinking, if social distancing is maintained between members of different parties and the face covering is put back on when not eating or drinking. Businesses and venues may choose to have more protective requirements than those in the Executive Order.
For more information, see Masks and face coverings (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/prevention.html#masks).
- Events in private homes are subject to the social gathering limits in Executive Order 20-74 of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. Unless the home regularly functions as an event space or venue, events larger than that in a private home are not allowed, even with a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan completed by the homeowner or event planner.
- Lindstrom Office Center LLC total event occupancy is 99. Under the Covid-19 guidance occupancy is 24. In event spaces and venues, limit indoor and outdoor occupant capacity to no more than 25% up to 250 persons, so long as social distancing can be maintained. The only exception to this is in the instance of an establishment that operates as a restaurant in the ordinary course of business, then they may adhere to restaurant capacity.
- Limit table to 4 persons, or 6 if part of one household (“household” means a group of individuals who share the same living unit).
- Provide controlled flow of participants as much as possible, including upon start and at end of the event.
- Bands are allowed but must maintain social distancing, even during performance. For more information, see Music Activities and Performances During COVID-19 (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/musicguide.pdf).
- Modify activities that generally involve close contact between persons, such as dancing, to safely increase physical distance between persons from different households.
- Limit the number of speakers and make arrangements so that they maintain distance from others. Whenever possible, provide individual microphones for multiple speakers. If a microphone must be shared, consider cleaning between speakers or leaving it untouched on a stand.
- Event photography: Standing close together is a high-risk activity, even when it is a shorter period of time. Consider taking individual photos and using editing software to combine them into a group photo.
- See additional recommendations in the Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening Faith-based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/safefaith.pdf).
Food and Beverages
- Food must be prepared and served in accordance with applicable rules and regulations guiding the specific event. Licensed food establishments must follow the Minnesota Food Code (www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/food/rules/foodcode/index.html).
- Control lines at concession areas to ensure social distancing of at least 6 feet between members of different households. This can be done with floor markings or other indicators.
- Curbside concessions may be available for pickup upon entry to the venue or exit from the premises to minimize crowding at concession stands.
- Use remote payment systems when possible.
- Self-service food and beverage areas are allowed as long as the Preparedness Plan includes protections such as oversight of the self-service area to ensure that social distancing is maintained, hands are being sanitized, and participants wear face masks in the self-service area. The responsible party can be the venue administrator or caterer.
- Best practice would be to serve prepackaged food as much as possible.
- Face coverings may be temporarily removed to enable eating and/or drinking when attendees are seated and apart from members of other households but must be put back on when not eating or drinking
- Mark areas where people may need to line up to ensure social distancing.
- Provide an ample supply of hand sanitizer, or soap and water.
- Clean facilities regularly following the cleaning and disinfection protocol.
- Ensure your maximum number of guests allowed in the restroom will meet current capacity/size guidelines for social distancing.
- Turn off electric hand dryers and rely on touchless paper towel dispensers.
Ensure sick workers stay home and prompt identification and isolation of sick persons
Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms.
Prior to each event, workers assigned to the event will be required to :
- Sign a personal health statement
- Monitor their temperature
Workers will not be permitted to work if they:
- Report being sick
- Have any covid 19 symptoms
- Have a temperature at or over 100.3
- Have been around someone who tested positive for Covid -19 within the last 15 days.
- Develop any symptoms before or during the event.
Lindstrom Office Center LLC has implemented leave policies that promote workers staying at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when required by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household. Paid sick leave is not provided for workers. Accommodations for workers with underlying medical conditions or who have household members with underlying health conditions will not be required to work.
Lindstrom Office Center LLC has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time.
Social distancing – Workers and guests must be at least six-feet apart
Social distancing of at least six feet will be implemented and maintained between workers and guests. Limit table to 4 persons, or 6 if part of one household (“household” means a group of individuals who share the same living unit).
Worker and guests hygiene and source controls
Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtimes and after using the restroom.
All guests and visitors to the event center are required to sanitize their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers are at entrances and locations in the event center so they can be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled.
Workers and guests and visitors are instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and to avoid touching their face, particularly their mouth, nose and eyes, with their hands. Workers, guests and visitors are expected to dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward.
Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available to all workers and other persons entering the workplace.
Workplace building and ventilation protocol
The maximum amount of fresh air given in the existing system is being brought into the workplace, air recirculation is being limited, and ventilation systems are being properly used and maintained. Steps are also being taken to minimize air flow blowing across people.
Workplace cleaning and disinfection protocol
Regular practices of cleaning and disinfecting have been implemented, including a schedule for routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, tools and machinery, vehicles and areas in the work environment, including restrooms, break rooms, lunch rooms, meeting rooms, checkout stations, fitting rooms, and drop-off and pick-up locations. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting is being conducted of high-touch areas, including phones, keyboards, touch screens, controls, door handles, elevator panels, railings, copy machines, credit card readers, delivery equipment, etc. Appropriate and effective cleaning and disinfecting supplies have been purchased and are available for use in accordance with product labels, safety data sheets and manufacturer specifications, and are being used with required personal protective equipment for the product.
Drop-off, pick-up and delivery practices and protocol
All deliveries will be pre-arranged to limit exposure.
Communications and training practices and protocol
This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is communicated via website and signage at entrances. Managers and supervisors are expected to monitor how effective the program has been implemented.
All management and workers are to take an active role and collaborate in carrying out the various aspects of this plan, and update the protections, protocols, work-practices and training as necessary.
This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been certified by Lindstrom Office Center LLC management and the plan was posted throughout the workplace and made readily available on the website.
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Housekeeping CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-againstsars-cov-2
Employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19 CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facilityhlthscreen.pdf MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/returntowork.pdf
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Training CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html
Federal OSHA: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/about.pdf