Eustis Building Department COVID-19 Inspections Safety Protocol

Per the COVID-19 Inspection Protocol; to assist in protecting property owners, their representatives and our inspection staff, the Eustis Building Department is initiating the following safety protocols, effective immediately:

  1. ALL inspection requests must be received prior to 3:00 p.m. for next business day inspection.

  2. Prior to arriving onsite, the inspector will ask the owner or representative who will present at inspection the following questions:

    a.  Have you traveled or been in contact with anyone else that have traveled outside the US within the past 14 days?
    b.  Have you or anyone else scheduled to be at the property been sick with cold or flu within the past 14 days?
    c.  Have you, or anyone else scheduled to be at the property had fever, sore throat, nausea or cold & flu symptoms within the past 7 days?

    If all the above are answered in the negative the inspection MAY be conducted.

  3. To assist in protecting inspector’s and owner’s (or owner’s representative) health, the following guidelines shall be adhered to:

    a.  Limit of two owner/owner representatives on-site during exterior inspections.  For interior inspections, limit of two owner/owner representatives may be within the structure during the inspection. All other occupants, contractor workers and tenants must leave the building.

    b.  At such time an inspector observes any person on site visibly ill (coughing, sneezing etc.), the inspection shall be terminated, and inspector relay “As part of our screening protocols, I must abandon this inspection due the sneezing/coughing."

    c.  Any inspection terminated may be rescheduled no earlier than 48 hours and with a different representative to be present for the inspection.

    d. Inspector shall maintain six-foot, person-to-person separation (per CDC recommendation) from all individuals at all times. Refrain from handshaking, fist bumps, and relay per CDC suggestion all physical contact be ceased during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    e.  During this time inspectors are instructed to limit their time on-site to the appropriate time to complete a quality inspection. Also limit all conversation to the project being inspected.

    f.  If the inspector comes in contact with an individual who is sick, they must immediately report the contact to their supervisor. At which time the supervisor must report the incident to their Human Resources representative.

    g.  Inspectors are to utilize CDC best practice with washing hands throughout the day with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds and/or use hand sanitizer/anti-bacterial wipes.