• May 11, 2020 1:17 PM

Is a facial covering required of workers engaged in construction or construction support services?

Is a facial covering required of workers engaged in construction or construction support services?

Is a facial covering required of workers engaged in construction or construction support services? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

All persons must comply with the Public Facial Covering Order (C19-07), including when at work.  Essential Businesses engaged in construction or construction support services must incorporate Field Safety Requirements into their Social Distancing Protocols (See Appendices A & B of the Shelter in Place Order (C19-09). Under the Field Safety Requirements each business must “Ensure all persons utilize appropriate personal protective equipment, including facial coverings or masks, depending on the nature of the work.”  The Field Safety Requirements do not relieve Essential Businesses or their workers from compliance with the Public Facial Covering Order (C19-07).  The Field Safety Requirements recognize that there may be situations where construction work requires more protective measures, such as using more protective masks (i.e. N95), when working with certain materials.  Essential Businesses engaged in construction or construction support services should familiarize themselves with the Public Facial Covering Order (C19-07), including its directive to not wear facial coverings if one has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the facial covering without assistance.

These businesses are subject to the Social Distancing Protocol and applicable State and local requirements and guidance.