FRANKFORT, Ky. — Cabinet for Health & Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander issued this order Sunday, which is dated for Monday, regarding the return to work for many businesses including those that were previously allowed to remain open. The “Minimum Requirements for All Entities” can be found on pages 3-8 of this link.
The document has been revised substantially to address stakeholder concerns with previous versions. Many manufacturers have asked about the Personal Protective Equipment requirements.
As it relates to PPE, a “…business, organization, or entity need not require an employee/volunteer/contractor to wear a mask when masking would create a serious health or safety hazard to the employee/volunteer/contractor, when the employee/volunteer/contractor is working alone in an enclosed space, or when the employee/volunteer/contractor is working alone in an area with more than six (6) feet of social distancing. Businesses and organizations shall provide PPE at no cost to employees and should offer instruction on proper use of masks and PPE….”
In addition, the “Requirements for Manufacturing, Distribution, and Supply Chain Businesses” document that was sent on Friday was also revised. Once again, this document should be read in conjunction with the minimum requirements for all entities.