Madison County Recovery Task Force Information

Paving Road to Recovery

Madison County has established a Recovery Task Force comprised of members from the Private and Public Sector to form a multi-disciplinary group focused on the recovery from COVID-19 in Madison County. Madison County is also part of the Central New York Regional Control Room which includes Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. The regional control room will monitor regional metrics during the reopening process. 

The Recovery Task Force is spearheaded by Kipp Hicks, Director of the Industrial Development Agency, and comprised of a variety of community members from both the Private and Public Sector including Madison County Board of Supervisors members, Office of Emergency Management staff, local school and college administrators, hospital leaders, small businesses and more.

Below is the most current COVID-19 Workplace Recovery Guide and Toolkit for Employers created by Madison County as well as the NY Forward business re-opening safety plan template. Please feel free to use these resources as a starting point for your re-opening plan. The Madison County general guidance document is a working draft and will be updated as more information becomes available.

 Madison County General Guidance for Recovery 5.13.20

Example of a Daily Employee Self-Checklist

NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template 

This guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in nonhealthcare settings. 

Due to the evolving understanding of the world’s knowledge of COVID-19, it is expected that recommendations will change and adapt along with our understanding of this virus and how it spreads. 

Individual associations and governing regulatory bodies are also publishing guidance. This publication is NOT intended to replace any guidance from any regulatory agency. This is supplemental guidance. 

Details not specifically addressed in this interim guidance will be left up to your best judgment at the time decisions are made. Be prepared to be flexible and to adapt to changes in future recommendations. 

Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed coronavirus infection. 

This guidance supports the Objective for Madison County’s Recovery Task Force: 

  • Develop a responsible plan for reopening specific business segments supported by policies addressing PPE; Social Distancing; Hygiene, Monitoring; Customer Interactions; Business Partner Interactions and actions to be taken for sick employees, ready for implementation by the NYS Governor’s target date.

General Guidance

Look to see if your business is eligible for reopening here:

NYS Reopening Business Look Up tool

Employers, please feel free to take this questionnaire and edit to better suit your business. This is a questionnaire that should be filled out and monitored by supervisors daily.

Daily COVID19 Questionnaire for Employees to Fill Out

If your business does not have a guidance form listed below, this is a source that is non specific and can be used as a starting point:

General Guidance for Business Re-Opening

The Chamber of Commerce has compiled a guide to assist in answering questions that small business owners may have regarding loss in revenue, insurance coverage, and inventory/supply change disruptions:

Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide

RTW/safe reopening webinars

American Society of Safety Professionals 

COVID 19 Challenge: Updates and Return to work Strategies: https://www.assp.org/resources/covid-19/webinars/covid-19-updates-and-return-to-work-strategies

Covid-19: Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers: https://www.assp.org/resources/covid-19/webinars/covid-19-protecting-the-safety-and-health-of-workers

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Prepare for Large Scale RTW: A Strategic and Proactive Approach: https://vimeo.com/418740965

Safely Returning to Work Virtual Symposium: https://connect.acoem.org/s/lt-event?id=a1U3m00000L11HYEAZ (has a fee)

National Safety Council

SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns: https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/coronavirus/webinars (has a fee for nonmembers)

World Health Organization

Course- Standard precautions: Environmental cleaning and disinfection: https://openwho.org/courses/IPC-EC-EN


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