Housing First Minnesota is continuing to work through the rapidly changing landscape in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Members have contacted us for guidance regarding the operations of sales centers and work sites and we want to share the following recommendations:
- Appointment-Only Sales Meetings – Shifting to appointment-only meetings for the short term will help to mitigate the risk of infection for customers and our industry employees & trade partners. Additionally, model homes and sales centers should have a thorough and consistent cleaning schedule along with informational signage for employees and visitors.
- Utilize Digital Technology – When possible, our industry should utilize meeting alternatives such as conference calls and teleconferencing (ie: WebEx & Zoom).
- Follow CDC, OSHA & MDH Safe Workplace Guidelines – The CDC, OSHA, and Minnesota Department of Health have provided comprehensive guidelines for workplace safety. Please incorporate these applicable guidelines to ensure safety for all on our work sites and in our sales centers.
- Protect Workers on Construction Sites- OSHA has provided guidance for workers on construction sites. They advise employers and supervisors to encourage sick employees to stay home if sick, maintain social distancing, and inform workers on proper sanitation and personal hygiene precautions. The full set of recommendations can be found here.
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