Last updated 1.14.2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Key to NYC
- Required poster for businesses: New York City requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter this business
- Recommended template for businesses: Written Implementation Protocol template
- All NYC Health COVID-19 posters and flyers
- Additional information flyer: More information about the Key to NYC policy on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for impacted business owners
- Key to NYC: Entertainment
- Key to NYC – Fitness Facilities
- Conflict Resolution Tips for Businesses and Workers
- Guidance for Public Accommodations on Equitable Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
- Guidance for Employers on Equitable Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
- Guidance on Accommodations for Workers
- Key to NYC: Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines
- Show Us Your Vax poster
NY HERO Act
- Information and Frequently Asked Questions
- Recommended template for required plan for businesses: Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan
- Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard
- COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave for Employees
GENERAL SIGNAGE RESOURCES
- NYC Health COVID-19 Posters and Flyers
- CDC Print Resources
- National Institute of Health (NIH) Print Resources
- Workest Posters
- E-ARC Signs
- Canva COVID-19 poster templates
Posters and signs should be utilized to communicate the following practices:(explore signs linked above, or use specific ones suggested below)
- Encourage best practices in all commonly used areas indoors for employees and visitors to the space:
- Encourage acceptable masks or face coverings:
- Post signage and distance markers denoting spaces of six feet in all commonly used areas indoors for employees and any areas in which lines are commonly formed or people may congregate (e.g. clock in/out stations, health screening stations, break rooms, equipment checkout areas, cash register areas, locker rooms, etc.). Provide distance markers or taped off areas in studios and theaters denoting spaces of at least six feet for dancers who are training, teaching, rehearsing, or performing.
- Designate separate entrances and exits, to the extent possible.
- Place signage near hand sanitizer stations and ensure that employees perform hand hygiene by indicating that visibly soiled hands should be washed with soap and water; hand sanitizer is not effective on visibly soiled hands. Responsible Parties can develop their own customized signage specific to a workplace or setting, provided that such signage is consistent with the Department’s signage.
Responsible Parties should develop a communications plan for employees and visitors, and customers that includes applicable instructions, training, signage, and a consistent means to provide employees with information. Responsible Parties should work with building management to help facilitate any building-wide communications. Responsible Parties may consider developing webpages, text and email groups, and social media.
Communication Guidelines and Templates
- Template: COVID-19 communication to employees
- COVID-19 Communication Plan for Select Non-healthcare Critical Infrastructure Employers | CDC
- NY Forward Safety Plan Template
- CDC Communication Resources
- CDC Resuming Business Toolkit
- CDC Communications Toolkit
Returning to Studio
Organizations need to have a plan to address non employees who refuse to comply with screening required by NYS guidelines.
Mask Policy Templates:
Talking to people who refuse to wear masks:
- The Conversation article – Talking to someone who doesn’t wear a mask
- Forbes article – Dealing with customers who don’t want to wear a mask
Waivers, Screening, Testing
Responsible Parties must implement mandatory daily health screening practices for employees, patrons, and, where practicable, contractors and vendors, but such screening shall not be mandated for delivery personnel. Understand that a waiver doesn’t eliminate employer responsibility, can we have artists (teaching artists or dancers rehearsing, sign a statement saying they have read the safety protocols we are undertaking and are comfortable teaching/joining rehearsals and if at any time they are not comfortable, they are free to leave without losing payment). Keep in mind the difference when it comes to dancers (union vs. non unionized). Waivers may not have legal standing in court.
Sample Waiver Concerning COVID-19:
Screening and Testing
- NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE DAILY HEALTH SCREENING TEMPLATE
- Sample COVID-19 Screening Tool
- (COVID-19): Guidance for Places of WorshipLast updated June 16, 2020Page 2 of 4
Sign-in upon entering the facility (or prior via remote check-in), providing their full name, address, and phone number for use in contact tracing efforts.
- Sample Attendance Log
- The sign-in process may be conducted through any means that the Responsible Parties establish to collect the above contact information, including but not limited to a digital application, barcode reader, swipe card reader, and/or paper form.
- Responsible Parties must maintain a record of the aforementioned sign-in data for a minimum period of 28 days and make such data available to state and local health departments upon request.