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Posted on: June 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Savannah Enters Phase One of Reopening Plan


High-Priority Services

The first phase of our plan focuses on resuming high-priority services to include Residential Recycling and Yard Waste Pickup Services. These services were temporarily suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to protect and ensure the safety of our employees. During phase one, we will focus on restoring these services while we continue providing other critical services that were uninterrupted (i.e. Police, Fire, Water and Sewer Services) and also preparing and modifying City facilities for the safe return of our remote workforce in future phases. Staff and visitors will continue: practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings and undergoing temperature checks and self-check tests. Heightened cleaning procedures will be followed.

Transitioning to new phases subject to 14-day minimum and improved/stable Covid-19 metrics

Phase 1
High-Priority Services

Programs, Services & Field OperationsMost programs and services provided remotely, meetings via telecom or video-com, in person meetings by appointment only subject to social distancing and use of PPE, field operations
Public EventsRemote only with meetings via telecom or video-com
Public MeetingsRemote only with meetings via telecom or video-com
Public FacilitiesClosed to the public
Staffing and Remote WorkMaximize remote work opportunities for appropriate staff via technology
Social DistancingMinimum 6-foot separation. May reduce required distance subject to installation of barriers approved by Real Estate Services and Risk Management.
PPE - Face CoveringsRequired for staff and visitors accessing a City Facility or City Vehicle. Not needed if outside with appropriate social distancing.
PPE - GlovesAvailable for use
Self-Screening and Temperature ChecksRequired before entry into a city facility 
Staff AccommodationsSpecial accommodations may be available for increased risk employees
Employee EventsRemote only via telecom or video conference
Staff Business TravelSuspended
VolunteersNot Allowed
InternsMust Work Remotely
Sanitization/Janitorial Efforts at City FacilitiesContinue enhanced janitorial services as well as department sanitation efforts to minimize contact exposure risks
HVAC Modifications at City FacilitiesBegin modifications to HVAC systems
Touch-Free Facility ModificationsOrder touch-free fixtures and appliances for common areas of City-owned 

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