In May, we announced our phased plan for returning to work in our non-24/7 buildings. At that time, we released new non-24/7 building protocols, including mask guidelines allowing for fully vaccinated staff to not wear face masks when gathering with other fully vaccinated staff. Effective immediately, our non-24/7 building protocols have been updated to require masks to be worn at all times (unless alone in a private office or when eating/drinking) for all staff while in the building no matter their vaccination status. This change follows current CDC guidance and is necessary for us to do our best at keeping everyone safe.
Below, you will find guidance pertaining to building access, as well as guidelines while inside buildings.
Importantly, this guidance only applies to employees working in non-24/7 settings. Employees who work in 24/7 facilities should continue to follow the specific protocols for those locations.
Please read the following health screening processes to ensure you are able to access your building without any issues.
Building protocols FAQ
We have updated the FAQ document previously released on May 26 to answer employees' questions about health and safety protocols for CDHS’s non-24/7 buildings moving forward. We urge you to read through this document before visiting any of our buildings.
Public-facing CDHS buildings reopened to the public June 1. The public and other visitors will not be permitted anywhere in a building besides the entrances, lobbies or other pre-approved designated spaces. The only exceptions are contracted direct service vendors, delivery entities, necessary emergency personnel or vendors conducting work on the buildings (e.g., maintenance workers).
CDHS will continue to require health screenings prior to building entry at all non-24/7 buildings. This screening can still be completed on a smartphone, notebook or laptop prior to commuting to a building.
Each building group will continue to have its own URL and form, based on the building.
Each building will continue to have the same designees assigned to manage access. The designee will have to confirm that a person has completed the screening prior to entry and has been approved for access.
The following link includes the URL for each building's Health Screening form and identifies each building's designee: Facility Screening Forms.
Please work with your supervisor to determine if/when and what days/times you should report to work at a non-24/7 CDHS building to ensure on-site staff capacity limits are not exceeded.
Please note: The dock entrance at 1575 will remain closed. All employees, vendors, delivery personnel and others must enter the building through the front entrance to maintain the integrity of the screening.
Thank you for your ongoing effort and understanding as we continue to adapt to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The science around utilization of masks and transmission of the virus is constantly evolving and we will continue to adjust our procedures as the science indicates.
Jeremy R. Hill
Deputy Executive Director