COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) - a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Essential Service - Healthcare Operation, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Infrastructure
(e.g., courts of law, medical providers for urgent care, public utilities, and critical school operations such as nutrition programs)
(From Public Health Emergency Order No. 2020-002, March 19, 2020 and expanded through Public Health Emergency
Order No. 2020-003, March 20, 2020 to include food cultivation (including farming and livestock), grocery stores,
food banks, convenience stores, hardware stores and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries a
nd non-grocery products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, among other things).
Essential Worker - Those employees identified by Essential Businesses deemed to be necessary to the continued operation of those Essential Businesses.
Exposure - an individual who has come into contact with a cause of, or possessing a characteristic that is a determinant of, a particular health problem Quick Link
Flexible Work Schedule - A departure from a normal work schedule. For purposes of COVID-19, a flexible work schedule is intended to reduce the number of
employees at the workplace at one time. Therefore, the flexible work schedule might stagger employee work schedules.
High-Risk Individual/Population - Individuals of age 65 years or older and those with underlying health conditions: (see list of underlying
conditions applicable to COVID-19 at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fneed-extra-precautions%2Fgroups-at-higher-risk.html).
Personal Protective Equipment (commonly referred to as “PPE”) - equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and
illnesses. PPE may include items such as gloves, gown, face-masks, safety glasses/face shield, and shoe covers, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.
Place of Business - A physical venue at which people conduct “business”, which may include business for profit or non-profit, volunteer services,
worship, and any other kind of activity bringing individuals in an enclosed space.
Social or Physical Distancing - also known as “physical distancing,” means keeping space between oneself and other people outside of one’s home.
For purposes of COVID-19, social / physical distancing requires keeping at least six feet between oneself and others.
Telecommuting - a voluntary or mandated alternative work arrangement, for which an employee performs some or all assigned duties at home or another remote location.