State Revises “Safer At Home” Temp Monitoring Guidelines After Industry
As the state transitioned last week from
“Stay At Home” to “Safer At Home”, there were some inconsistencies between
the guidance we had been using as an essential industry, and the new
guidance. The most concerning was the new guidance appeared to require that
all employers take the temperature of all employees at each site. CCA worked
with other industry stakeholders to communicate the concerns with this
guidance and was successful in getting changes made over the weekend.
Click here for the revised general
guidance. Rather than requiring employer on-site screening, the new guidance
will state the following: "Best
practice is to implement a temperature check station at the entrance to the
business. If this is not feasible, employee will check for symptoms at home
and report symptoms either electronically or on paper per the system created
by the business"
CDPHE is currently working on
construction-specific guidance and we will share that as soon as it is
Please contact Tony Milo at
if you have any
questions of need assistance with the revised guidance.
Gov. Polis Provides Update on Transition to Safer at Home
Polis this week provided an update on Colorado’s transition to Safer at Home and
discussed how this will impact Coloradans. The Governor also discussed the
Executive Order and Public Health Order from the Colorado Department of Public
Health and Environment that outlines Safer at Home requirements.
Stay-at-Home order has done just what we wanted it to - slowed the spread of the
virus and bought us time to expand the capacity of our health care system. We
are in this for the long haul, and Coloradans need to be prepared to follow
social distancing requirements in the weeks and months ahead,”
said Governor Jared Polis. “If Coloradans let up over the next few weeks, if
we fail to take this new phase seriously -- we might have to face staying at
home again and all of our gains will be lost. I cannot stress this enough - we
must continue to stay home as much as possible, wear facial masks when out, and
be cautious and careful. We are nowhere near being back to normal, but we will
get through this together.”
In March, the
Governor outlined a number of goals for the Stay-at-Home order which included:
Slowing the spread of the virus
Buying time to build health care capacity
Buying time to acquire masks, gloves,
Buying time to grow testing capacity &
continues working to increase testing capacity and acquiring more critical
personal protective equipment and supplies, but Colorado’s Stay-at-Home order
has met the short-term goals the Governor identified last month.
Safer at Home is
meant to provide a more sustainable way of living for Coloradans, while managing
the spread of the virus to ensure our healthcare system has the capacity to
manage an influx. Goals of this period include:
Managing the spread of the virus (R0 between
2 and 1)
Accessing to world-class health care for
every Coloradan that gets sick
Finding a more sustainable way to live
Helping more Coloradans earn a living, while
protecting health and safety
Minimizing secondary health effects (mental
and behavioral health impacts)
The Safer at
Home Executive Order is set to expire 30 days from April 27, but can be amended
or extended at any time.
happening during Safer at Home will be phased in, with different changes going
into effect April 27, May 1 and May 4.
Monday, April 27
businesses can open for curbside delivery. Real estate home showings can resume.
Elective medical and dental procedures may resume if facilities are following
required safety protocols.
Friday, May 1
businesses can phase-in a public opening if they are implementing best
services can open if they are implementing best practices.
Monday, May 4
reopen at 50% reduced in-person staffing capacity, if best practices are being
implemented to protect the health and safety of employees. Businesses are
encouraged to allow employees to continue telecommuting at higher levels if
possible. Child care facilities can also expand or reopen if they are following
Safer at Home requirements.
View the Governor’s presentation
find the Frequently Asked Questions document.
View the Executive Order
view the Public Health Order.
Watch the Governor’s press conference
Here’s what all contractors need to do now:
White House - Guidelines for Reopening
- You should implement site specific COVID19 plans for each of your
projects. These plans must include how anyone on the site must comply with
CDC guidelines and the Executive Order requiring social distancing. For a
best practices document that can serve as a guide for creating your specific
click here. For a Spanish language version of the best practices guidance,
- You should provide all essential employees travel documents that they
can show to authorities if they are questioned. For a sample travel letter,
- You should document steps your company is taking to comply with the
State Executive Order and protecting employees by
implementing CDC guidelines.
- For additional resources visit
AGC of America.