Idaho Reopening Checklists
Continuously safe business operations using checklists based on Idaho’s reopening plan
Published August 3rd, 2020
The Current State of Idaho Reopening
Reopening Idaho from a statewide “Stay Healthy” order is a massive effort being led by Gov. Brad Little together with over 1 million Idahoans. The actions that Idaho has taken such as strongly encouraging a 14-day self-quarantine for those entering the state, avoiding social gatherings, and requiring mandatory physical distancing and sanitation protocols have enabled them to reopen most business sectors like restaurants, recreational facilities, and close contact services, while nightclubs and large venues will be reopening soon.
This article will briefly answer the following questions:
- What is the Idaho reopening plan?
- What are the Idaho reopening stages?
- Why are reopening checks important for Idaho-based businesses?
- What are Idaho reopening checklists?
The Idaho Reopening Plan: Idaho Rebounds
Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity is the reopening plan of Gov. Little and the Economic Rebound Advisory Committee which is made up of business leaders across the state, giving recommendations to rebuild employee and consumer confidence, provide for business stability and growth, and eventually, business promotion and attraction. Idaho’s reopening plan mainly consists of return to work cash bonuses, cash grants for small businesses, and guidance resources for business reopening in different stages.
Idaho Reopening Stages: Our Path to Prosperity
Idaho’s path to prosperity technically has five stages, and Idahoans can only enter into the next stage if there is no significant increase in their confirmed COVID-19 cases and their syndromic, epidemiologic, and healthcare criteria are met. The Idaho reopening stages are as follows:
Continue self-quarantine, teleworking or working from home, and essential businesses
Reopen daycare, youth activities, and places of worship
Reopen restaurants, close contact services, indoor gyms, and recreational facilities
Reopen outdoor pools, splash pads, waterparks, bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, and indoor movie theaters
Reopen senior living facilities, congregate facilities, nightclubs, and large venues
The Impact of Reopening Inspections in Idaho
Restrictions or policies are being modified according to the number of cases per county. Regardless of what stage Idaho is currently in, it remains crucial for Idahoan business owners to continue their operations safely. Performing reopening inspections or readiness assessments can help Idaho-based employers to reopen strong, reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection among employees and customers and staying safe while running the business day-to-day amidst a global pandemic.
Idaho Reopening: Checklists for Businesses
Idaho reopening checklists are created according to the guidance of the Economic Rebound Advisory Committee and seek to help Idahoan employers effectively develop and implement their operational plan to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the workplace. An Idaho reopening checklist can support businesses to:
- Establish a protocol to maintain the six feet physical distancing requirements for employees and patrons.
- Identify how the business will provide adequate sanitation and personal hygiene for employees, vendors, and patrons.
- Identify how the business will provide services limiting close interactions with patrons.
- Identify strategies for addressing ill employees.
- Apply other best practices on a case-by-case basis.
To make it easier for Idahoans to continue safe operations amidst a global pandemic, we’ve surfaced these statewide industry guidance-based reopening checklists you can download for free and use with iAuditor by SafetyCulture.
Disclaimer: Please note that these checklists are hypothetical examples and provide basic information only. They are not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should also seek professional advice to determine if the use of such checklists are permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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Idaho Reopening Checklist: Restaurants
This checklist is created based on the protocols in Idaho’s reopening plan, Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity. This Idaho reopening checklist is a tool specifically used by Idahoan restaurateurs to easily follow statewide COVID-19 prevention guidelines, implement best practices, and scale reopening efforts in multiple restaurants. Use iAuditor’s drag-and-drop template editor to customize this checklist with restaurant-specific requirements, fulfill other business needs, and continue safe operations during and even after the coronavirus outbreak.
Idaho Reopening Checklist: Indoor Gyms and Recreational Facilities
This checklist is based on Idaho Rebounds protocols and is created to help indoor gyms and recreational facilities owners and operators to establish protocols to maintain six feet physical distance among patrons and staff, reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, and more. Use this checklist with iAuditor’s collaborative actions to address flagged items such as inadequate hand hygiene and sanitation, assign actions with a priority level and due date, and manage business operations risks more effectively.
Idaho Reopening Checklist: Bars, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, and Nightclubs
This reopening checklist is designed according to the guidelines of the Government of Idaho and is intended for Idaho-based bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries,and nightclubs to train employees on cleaning and disinfection procedures and protective measures, identify other measures to reduce exposure to COVID-19, and more. Use this checklist to automatically generate a comprehensive report with photo evidence, share with key stakeholders such as investors, clients, or personnel, and secure inspection results in the cloud which can be easily accessed by authorized people anytime, anywhere.
Idaho Reopening Checklist: Indoor Movie Theaters
This checklist is built in adherence to Idaho’s reopening guidance for indoor movie theater owners and operators and aims to help establish protocols for concession and food service, update employee illness policy and provide COVID-19 staff training, and more. For theaters with multiple activities in one location, such as arcades, the theaters may work with their local public health district to develop plans for opening specific portions of their facility.