Terre Haute Chamber Recovery Guide’s Industry Guidelines: Professional Services

Terre Haute Chamber Recovery Guide’s Industry Guidelines: Professional Services

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is committed to working with businesses in West Central Indiana to rebuild the economy of our community. To continue our mission of providing resources, information and support to our members, we have compiled industry specific information to serve as a guide for our local offices and businesses as you begin to look towards a new normal.

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Indiana’s Back on Track Guidelines for Professional Settings:

For Employers:
• Train all employees on the importance of hygiene, sanitation, and the need to stay home when sick
• Develop a protocol to screen employees upon entry or before they arrive for work
• Require symptomatic employees to stay home and recommend they be tested
• Allow as many people as practical to work from home when possible
• Limit the number of in-person meeting participants
• Ensure 6 feet of distance between employee work stations. If this is not possible, create
a barrier between workspaces
• Require regular hand washing and face coverings for employees (e.g. masks, scarfs, surgical masks)
• Ensure frequent cleaning of high-touch items (e.g. printers, door handles, desks, phones)
• Reduce sharing of work materials to greatest extent possible
• Limit travel as much as possible
• Group employees by shifts to reduce exposure to others
• Enable natural workplace ventilation when possible

Information for Common Areas and Shared Spaces:

• Ensure at least 6 feet between guests and employees. If this is not possible, create barriers
• Limit the number of in-person meeting participants
• Provide sanitizing supplies in common areas
• Post signage on COVID-19 safety guidelines and best practices in common areas
• Disinfect high-contact surfaces and items regularly (e.g. tables, desks, coffee pots)
• Place signage stating the requirement of guests to socially distance and to visit when they are not ill
• Cancel or postpone in-person events when social distancing guidelines cannot be met
• Schedule office areas for deep cleaning
• Maximize spacing at front desks that have high amounts of traffic
• Close cafeterias and gathering spaces if feasible; do not allow self-service buffets in cafeterias
• Limit congregation in office spaces