COVID-19 Related Information for City of Bothell Employees

May 14, 2020

The City aims to provide accurate and timely information to City employees about COVID-19. Please check this webpage regularly. Employee information and materials will be housed on this page throughout the City's preparations and response to COVID-19, to ensure every employee always has access to this information.

Employee Resources

  1. Messages in May
  2. Messages in April
  3. Messages in March

May Messages for Employees

When to Wear a Mask

Work Situation Mask Type Transmission Risk
Work is inside in structure/office where number of employees present allows for at least 6 foot distance to be easily maintained full time and only broken intermittently in passing up to several times a day. Cloth face coverings will be required in all indoor public settings and outdoor public places where the 6 feet social distancing can’t be adhered to constantly.

If you are working alone with no possible contact with others, you do not need to wear a mask.
Low Transmission Risk
Crews outside on large worksite where at least 6 foot distance is easily maintained full time and only broken intermittently in passing up to several times a day. Tools are not shared or are sanitized between different users. Cloth face coverings will be required in all indoor public settings and outdoor public places where the 6 feet social distancing can’t be adhered to constantly.
If you are working alone with no possible contact with others, you do not need to wear a mask.
Low Transmission Risk
Work is inside in structure/office where at least 6 foot distance is mostly maintained but with job tasks that require several minutes of 6 foot distance broken several times a day. Dust mask, foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator (such as KN95), or medical procedure masks are recommended. At the minimum a cloth face covering is required at all time.  
Use multiple engineering and administrative controls together to reduce frequency and risk of touch and airborne transmission between humans.
Medium Transmission Risk
Crews outside where at least 6 foot distance is mostly maintained but with job tasks that require several minutes of 6 foot distance broken several times a day. Tools are shared and sanitized between different users. Dust mask, foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator (such as KN95), or medical procedure masks are recommended. At the minimum a cloth face covering is required at all time.
Use multiple engineering and administrative controls together to reduce frequency and risk of touch and airborne transmission between humans.
Medium Transmission Risk
Work consists of close quarters, such as multiple occupancy confined space work or inside room presence of more than 10 humans where at least 6 foot distance is not maintained and includes job tasks requiring close together (less than 3 feet apart) work for more than 10 minutes in an hour multiple times a day. Elastomeric ½ or full face respirator with particulate filters 
--OR--
PAPR with particulate filter.
(Tight fitting respirators must be fit-tested and the wearer must be clean-shaven. No fit-testing is required for loose fitting systems.)
--OR—
Industrial use N95, R95 or P95 or foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator 
High Transmission Risk
Work is cleaning and sanitization of surfaces and floor after known active COVID-19 infection employee was present in area. Elastomeric ½ or full face respirator with particulate filters
--OR--
PAPR with particulate filter.
(Tight fitting respirators must be fit-tested and the wearer must be clean-shaven. No fit-testing is required for loose fitting systems.)
--OR—
Industrial use N95, R95 or P95 or foreign system non-NIOSH approved filtering facepiece respirator 
High Transmission Risk

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