Guidance-Preparedness and Planning
|CA State:||California State COVID-19 Website|
|CDPH:||California Department of Public Health|
|CDC:||Centers for Disease Control & Prevention|
|EPA:||Environmental Protection Agency|
|HCA-BHS:||OC Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services|
|HCA-EH:||OC Health Care Agency, Environmental Health Services|
|OSHA:||Occupational Safety and Health Administration|
|OCEH:||Orange County Environmental Health|
|ReadyOC:||Ready Orange County Preparation|
|USDA:||United States Department of Agriculture|
|WHO:||World Health Organization|
The CDC has issued the following interim guidance that may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 should there be widespread exposures and community outbreaks:
- Encourage sick employees to stay home if they have symptoms of acute respiratory illness.
- Make sure your sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are aware of them.
- Have a plan in place should a large number of employees get sick or need to work from home.
- Sick leave policies should be flexible and permit employees to stay home if they need to care for a sick family member.
- If an employee shows to work sick or becomes sick during work hours, separate them and send them home.
- Encourage sneezing and coughing etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees.
- Perform routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, countertops and doorknobs.
- CDPH - Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants (5/22/20)
- CDPH - Checklist for Drive-in Restaurants (5/22/20)
- HCA-EH: Prepare for Pool Reopening COVID-19 - Procedures and Community Pool Plan (5/15/20)
- General Business Frequently Asked Questions (5/3/20)
- Guidance for Building Water Systems (4/22/20)
- OCEH: Water Quality - Preventing Legionella in Building Water and HVAC Systems (4/20/20)
- CDC: Guidance for Building Water Systems (4/20/20)
- CDPH: Farmworker Safety (4/18/20)
- CDC: CDC What Food and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers Need to Know about COVID-19 (4/17/20)
- CDC: What Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire Need to Know about COVID-19 (4/17/20)
- CDC: For Child Care Programs That Remain Open (4/12/20)
- CDC: Business and Employers, Plan and Respond (3/21/20)
- CDC: Global Travel on Cruise Ships, Including River Cruises (3/17/20)
- CDC: Symptoms and What to Watch For (3/20/20)
- CDC: Testing for COVID-19 (3/21/20)
- CDC: Information for Law Enforcement (3/14/20)
- OSHA: Safety for Workers and Employers
- OCEH: Restaurants, Cafeterias, Grocery, Retail Beverage, Food Trucks, Certified Farmers Markets (3/20)
- CDC: Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders (3/21/20)
- CDC: Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings (3/21/20)
- Store a two-week supply of food, beverages, and water, including food for family pets. Ensure an adequate supply of prescribed and routine medications are on hand.
- Plan ways to care for those who are at greater risk for serious complications and who will take care of sick family members.
- If you have family members with increased risk of getting seriously sick, check with your medical providers about symptoms and treatment.
- Create an emergency contact list of family and friends, teachers and employers.
- Have a plan in case your school, childcare, or employer closes temporarily.
- Talk with your children, family, and friends about what to do if an outbreak occurs and what each person would need.
- CDPH - Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic (5/13/20)
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children (4/16/20)
- CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home (4/6/20)
- CDC: Discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 (Interim Guidance) (4/4/20)
- CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (4/4/20)
- CDC: Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers (4/4/20)
- CDPH: Women and Families (4/1/20)
- CAGOV: Gov Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being (3/31/20)
- CDC: Public Health Recommendations (3/30/20)
- CDPH: Co-Sheltering People and Pets (3/28/20)
- OCHCA: Guidance for household members and caregivers of patients with COVID-19 (3/26/20)
- OCHCA: Guidance for Home Isolation of Patients with COVID-19 updated (3/26/20)
- CDC: Get Your Home Ready (3/25/20)
- USDA: Food Planning during the Coronavirus Pandemic (3/20)
- CDC: Disinfecting Your Home if Someone is Sick (3/17/20)
- CDC: Plan, Prepare and Respond to COVID-19 (3/11/20)
- CDC: Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events (3/15/20)
- CDC: Travelers Returning from High Risk Countries (3/23/20)
- CDC: Reducing Stigma (3/21/20)
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (3/21/20)
- EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 (3/19/20)
- WHO: Myth-busters (3/20)
- CDPH: Cleaning and Waste Management for Residences (2/20)
- ReadyOC: Orange County's Emergency Preparedness Resource (3/20)
The Orange County Department of Education is continuing to monitor and communicate developments related to COVID-19, while working closely with partner agencies including the OC Health Care Agency.
For the latest COVID-19 developments impacting Orange County schools, visit newsroom.ocde.us/coronavirus-update.
- OCHCA: Issues Graduation Event Guidance (5/27/20)
- CDC: Schools and Childcare Programs (3/21/20)
- California State: Education Resources (3/20)