COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for MiniSota Play Cafe

Minisota Play Cafe is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and guests. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 at our facility and in the community.

All of our staff are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and Executive Order 20-48, and addresses:

  • hygiene and respiratory etiquette;
  • cleaning and disinfecting;
  • prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
  • communications and training that will be provided to staff; and
  • management and supervision are necessary to ensure effective implementation of the plan.
  • protection and controls for pick-up, drop-off, and delivery;
  • protections and controls for in-store shopping; and
  • communications and instructions for customers.

Screening and policies for employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19

Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. Each staff member is responsible for keeping a health record and recording their temperature before coming in for their shift. If they are ill or experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including increased temperature, they will stay home and contact management to have their shift covered.

MiniSota Play Cafe has implemented leave policies that promote workers staying at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when required by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household. Our staff can take off as much time as they need if they or someone in their household is sick or quarantined. Their job will be ready for them when they are cleared by a doctor or their quarantine has ended. Accommodations for workers with underlying medical conditions or who have household members with underlying health conditions have been implemented. We will never ask a team member to come to work unless they feel 100% confident about their health and safety of their health while at work.

MiniSota Play Cafe has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time. If a staff member has been exposed we will hold their job while they quarantine for two weeks.

In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of workers’ health status and health information. No specific details of anyone’s health conditions will be shared without prior consent.


Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented at our workplaces at all times. Workers are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtimes and after using the toilet. All customers and visitors to the workplace will be required to wash or sanitize their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers (that use sanitizers of greater than 60% alcohol) are at entrances and locations in the workplace so they can be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water, as long as hands are not visibly soiled.

There are foam, liquid and lotion hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the cafe as well as sinks in each bathroom and two behind our cafe.

Respiratory etiquette: Cover your cough or sneeze

Workers, customers, and visitors are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching their face, in particular their mouth, nose and eyes, with their hands. They should dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward. Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available to all workers, customers and visitors. There are posters set up at hand sanitizing stations, in the “hospital” and at the entrance.

Social distancing

Social distancing of six feet will be implemented as much as possible. Our tables for eating/ drinking have been spaced out at least 6 feet. We ask that adults do their best to maintain this distance and that only only family at a time visit each “store”.

Cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation

Regular cleaning practices are being implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces, toys, equipment, restrooms, and cafe area. All toys have been separated into 3 groups. These will be rotated out between each private group or every 2 hours during open play.

For deliveries and curbside pick up, guests will order online, when their items are delivered to their house or car staff will wear gloves and provide the guest with a Clorox wipe to disinfect the bin before taking it into their home.

Appropriate and effective cleaning and disinfectant supplies have been purchased and are available for use in accordance with product labels, safety data sheets, and manufacturer specifications and are being used with required personal protective equipment for the product. Although we enjoy more “natural cleaners” in this time we are committed to CDC guidelines and all of our cleaning products are CDC approved to kill COVID-19.

Communications and training

This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated via email to all staff and training was provided. Additional communication and training will be ongoing when and if necessary and provided to all workers who did not receive the initial training. Instructions will be communicated to customers and visitors about:  how drop-off, pick-up, delivery and in-store shopping will be conducted to ensure social distancing between the customers and workers; required hygiene practices; and recommendations that customers and visitors use face masks when dropping off, picking up, accepting delivery or in-store shopping. Guests will also be advised not to enter our building if they are experiencing symptoms or have contracted COVID-19. This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been certified by MiniSota Play Cafe management and was posted throughout the workplace 5/20/20. It will be updated as necessary.

Certified by:
Amanda Wroolie


Appendix A – Guidance for developing a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan


Centers for Disease Controal and Prevention (CDC):  Coronavirus (COVID-19) –

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH):  Coronavirus –

State of Minnesota:  COVID-19 response –


CDC:  Resources for businesses and employers –

CDC:  General business frequently asked questions –

CDC:  Building/business ventilation –

MDH:  Businesses and employers:  COVID-19 –

MDH:  Health screening checklist –

MDH:  Materials for businesses and employers –

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED):  COVID-19 information and resources –

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI):  Updates related to COVID-19 –

Federal OSHA –


MDH:  Handwashing video translated into multiple languages –

Respiratory etiquette:  Cover your cough or sneeze




Social distancing







Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19





State of Minnesota –



Federal OSHA: