Please upload your businesses plan using the Email Submission Form at the bottom of the page. Submission of industry-specific operational guidelines/procedures/protocols may also be submitted via email to PCOR2Plans@dphss.guam.gov and will be posted on the DPHSS website for public view.
DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-07, issued on May 7, 2020, identifies those businesses that are able to operate on a limited basis now that Pandemic Condition of Readiness Level 2 (PCOR2) has been declared by Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero (effective May 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM). This Memo also includes the Minimum Pandemic Workplace Operational Requirements, which all businesses must follow. The guidelines, procedures, and protocols are industry-specific and can be found here: /covid-19-jic-releases-executive-orders/
You may upload your businesses plan using the Email Submission Form below. Submission of industry-specific operational guidelines/procedures/protocols may also be submitted via email to PCOR2Plans@dphss.guam.gov and will be posted on the DPHSS website for public view.
Business plans submitted to the Guam Chamber are listed below for public view. Industry-specific operational guidelines/procedures/protocols/ can also be viewed at the Guam Chamber of Commerce website by clicking on this link: https://www.guamchamber.com.gu/guam/guidelines-to-opening-guam-businesses-and-ngos. DPHSS will only be uploading plans from businesses that are permitted to operate during PCOR2. All other business plans will be uploaded when PCOR3 is announced. Please refer to Executive Order 2020-14 – Relative to Declaring PCOR2 to determine if your business can operate during PCOR2.
Guam Chamber Guidelines to Opening Guam Businesses & NGOs
Business Plans Submitted
Chålan Para Hinemlo’: Road to Recovery
Minimum Pandemic Workplace Operational Requirements
1. Mandate the Wearing of Face Masks
2. Develop and Communicate Social Distancing Policies:
a. Employers shall develop and communicate social distancing policies or refine and update currently existing policies to include social distancing requirements. These policies should help protect employees (as well as reassure those who fear returning to work) and customers. Social distancing plans must be industry- and employer-specific and must address the unique needs and circumstances of each business (including different kinds of worksites/operations). Some key factors for consideration in developing social distancing policies include the following:
i. Physical workspace modifications such as:
1. separating desks and workstations;
2. modifying open floor plans by, for example, adding partitions;
3. making only certain workstations available (i.e., every other or every third workstation, or every other cubicle area);
4. closing or modifying common/conference rooms and break rooms,’ cafeterias;
5. modifying high-touch surfaces, such as replacing latch-based doorknobs or handles with doors that can be easily pushed open or closed; and/or
ii. Displaying markings or signs reminding customers and employees:
1. to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet;
2. to avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily;
3. to wash your hands properly and regularly;
4. use gel hand-sanitizer when the hand-washing facility is not readily available or accessible;
5. to wear a mask.
b. Employers should consider creating a safety communication policy for returning employees and customers that explain safety protocols (what measures the company is taking and what precautions employees/customers should take), and where to report any issues;
c. Employers should consider ways of reducing the number of employees present at the workplace. Possible options include staggered shifts, alternating teams, and/or continued tele}vork,•
d. Employers should limit occupancy based on most recent requirements pursuant to Executive Order or Guam law;
e. Employers should consider dedicated, in-store hours for vulnerable or at risk-individuals; and/or
f. Employers should consider separate entrance and exit doors/openings, if possible.
3. Limit In-Person Interactions and Physical Contact:
a. Holding fewer in-person meetings and using increased conference calls or video conferences;
b. Instructing employees not to use other employees’ workspaces / equipment or share items;
c. Setting staggered or spaced lunch/break schedules;
d. Ensuring seating in all waiting areas meets social distancing requirements (or transition into virtual waiting rooms or waiting inside vehicles, etc.); and
e. Determining ingress/egress to and from restrooms and other common areas (i.e. photocopying room, break room, etc.) to establish paths that mitigate proximity for employees and customers and limit the number of people allowed.
4. Train Employees on Social Distancing Policies and Protocols:
a. Managers! supervisors may need additional training to understand their responsibilities for enforcing policies;
b. Individuals should be designated as responsible contacts for overseeing and ensuring implementation; and
c. Employers should consider how to track compliance and consistently discipline employees for failure to follow protocols.
5. Implement Regular Screening Protocols for Employees, Customers/Clients, or Other Workplace Visitors:
a. Employers should consider training personnel on how to appropriately conduct screening to include temperature screens or other symptom checks and how to maintain medical/private information collected through screening;
b. Employers should consider whether they will require personal protective equipment (PPE). Key considerations include the following:
i. Whether gloves are necessary for any areas/duties (i.e., taking/giving money to customers)
ii. Whether additional PPE, if any, is required for employees in higher-risk exposure positions.
c.Employers should send any employees who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms home.
6. Assess Sanitary Workplace Conditions and Policies
a. Employers should consider additional cleaning and disinfecting policies such as:
i. Extra cleaning and disinfecting, including attention to employee common use areas, and items handled by customers;
ii. Disinfecting seats and other contact surfaces between use by customers;
iii. Making cleaning supplies/hand sanitizer available to employees (and customers/visitors); and/or
iv. Providing and requiring hand washing and/or gel hand-sanitizers to employees and guests prior to entering the workplace;
b. Employers should analyze their infrastructure (i.e. air conditioning maintenance cleaning schedule, airflow system, etc.) for maximum sanitary conditions.
c. Employers should disinfect and clean bathrooms on a periodic basis throughout the day
Read the Full Memo Here: DPHSS Guidance Memo 2020-07 Final