UPDATED: May 18, 2020
In coordination with the City and County of Los Angeles, the City Manager of the City of Culver City issued a supplemental Public Order(PDF, 2MB) today calling on residents of the City of Culver City to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary for essential tasks. On those occasions when residents are out of their home for necessary tasks, they should stay at least six feet away from others. The purpose of the order is to slow the spread of COVID-19. Once the order takes effect it will be in place until April 19, 2020 and is subject to extension. The City is currently evaluating how it can continue to provide in-person services at City Hall while also encouraging social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Safety Guideline for Construction Sites
Pursuant to the authority of Building Code Section 104.1, and consistent with the intent and purpose of the Building Code, I hereby issue these COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Construction Sites. These Guidelines shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in the Building Code.
The following Guidelines are based on Interim CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and other publications.
Construction industry employers shall develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures such as social distancing, symptom checking, hygiene, decontamination procedures, and training. An exposure control plan and the following practices must be followed to prevent any onsite worker from contracting COVID-19, as many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic and can potentially spread disease. Failure to comply with this guidance shall be deemed as creating unsafe conditions and may result in withheld inspections or shutting down the construction site until corrected.
Culver City Building Safety staff will verify compliance with these guidelines during regular scheduled inspections for projects under construction as well as during investigations associated with complaints that may be submitted to the City of Culver City Coronavirus Hotline: call (310) 253-6890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others.
- Preclude gatherings of any size, and anytime two or more people must meet, ensure minimum 6-foot separation.
- Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate for the activity being performed.
- The owner/contractor shall designate a site specific COVID-19 Supervisor to enforce this guidance. A designated COVID-19 Supervisor shall be present on the construction site at all times during construction activities. The COVID19 Supervisor can be an on-site worker who is designated to carry this role.
- Identify “choke points” and “high-risk areas” where workers are forced to stand together, such as hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, and buses, and control them so social distancing is maintained.
- Minimize interactions when picking up or delivering equipment or materials, ensure minimum 6-foot separation.
- Stagger the trades as necessary to reduce density and maintain minimum 6-foot separation social distancing.
- Discourage workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, work tools and equipment. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
- Post, in areas visible to all worker, required hygienic practices including not touching face with unwashed hands or with gloves; washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, cleaning AND disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, machines, shared tools, elevator control buttons, and doorknobs; covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing as well as other hygienic recommendations by the CDC.
- Place wash stations or hand sanitizers in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene.
- Require anyone on the project to stay home if they are sick, except to get medical care.
- Have employees inform their supervisor if they have a sick family member at home with COVID-19.
- Maintain a daily attendance log of all workers and visitors.
Lukas Quach, MBA, RCE, SE, QSP/D, CASp, CBO - Culver City Building Official
Please read the attached Public Health Requirements and adhere to the instructions outlined.
“All essential businesses must adhere to the following public health protocols: …. Adhere to communicable disease control recommendations provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, including guidance for cleaning and disinfecting the site. Essential businesses must follow the industry-specific guidance issued by the Health Officer on the Public Health website related to COVID-19.”
Please link to Culver City Public Health Requirements for Businesses(PDF, 584KB)