Ladies Night Out COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Ladies Night Out 2021

Updated 2/23/2021

Ladies Night Out Overview

Executive Order 20-40, issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 23, 2020, requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency establish a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.”

Ladies Night Out is to be held at the Sawmill Saloon & Grill and Fortune Bay Resort Casino on Friday, February 26th.


  • Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant: Appetizers and Cash Bar
  • Fortune Bay Resort Casino: Dinner, hypnotist show, tarot card reader and games.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Ladies Night Out

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and workers are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces, and that requires full cooperation among workers and management. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our workers and workplaces.

Management and workers are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this Preparedness Plan. The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce managers and supervisors have our full support in enforcing the provisions of this policy.

Our workers are our most important assets. We are serious about safety and health and keeping our workers working at the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce.  Worker involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We have involved our workers in this process by discussions and feedback through several virtual meetings. Our Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and addresses:

  • hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
  • engineering and administrative controls for social distancing;
  • housekeeping – cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination;
  • prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
  • communications and training that will be provided to managers and workers; and
  • management and supervision necessary to ensure effective implementation of the plan.

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

Staff and volunteers will self-assess if they may have COVID-19, using the Minnesota Department of Health survey:




  1. Do you feel sick or do you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Fever of 99.8 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or feeling feverish
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Loss of taste or smell
  1. Have you cared for or have you had close contact within the last 14 days with someone who has COVID-19 or who has symptoms of COVID-19?


  • Staff and volunteers will not attend if they answer Yes to any of the questions on the checklist.
  • Attendees and volunteers/workers will leave the event if they develop any of the symptoms of COVID-19 from the checklist during the event.
  • Anyone with onset of possible COVID-19 symptoms at the event will immediately don a cloth mask or face shield and keep it on until they have exited the venue.

Managing Occupancy

  • Event capacity is limited to 96 attendees.


Overall policies

  1. The Chamber will provide protective equipment and supplies, such as source control face coverings, gloves, hand-sanitizer, disinfectants, and provide training when required and on proper use.
  2. Participants will have their temperature taken prior to the event and anyone with a temperature of greater than 99.8 will not be allowed to attend.
  3. There will be no vendors.
  4. All workers will be required to wear a mask.
  5. Hand sanitizer will be available by the event locations.
  6. The venue location will be monitored and counted to not exceed 250 at a time in each location.
  7. Volunteers will be monitoring the social distancing.


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. Hand washing stations will be available in the restrooms at the locations and hand-sanitizer will be available free to all.

Respiratory etiquette:  Cover your cough or sneeze

Workers 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 the trash 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 and visitors. We will have reminder signage up as well as volunteers to remind visitors to follow this protocol.

Social distancing

Social distancing is being implemented in the park through the following engineering and administrative controls:

  • Volunteers will be walking the event to remind folks to follow social distancing protocols.
  • Signage will be placed to remind folks to follow social distancing.


Regular housekeeping practices are being implemented and will include routine cleaning and disinfecting of all work surfaces.

Communications and training

This Preparedness Plan will be communicated to all workers and necessary training will be provided.

Certified by:
Erik Holmstrom
Executive Director, Laurentian Chamber of Commerce



Appendix A – Guidance for a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan


Department of Health – Outdoor Seating


Respiratory etiquette:  Cover your cough or sneeze

Social distancing


Employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19