COVID-19 Reentry Guidelines for General Office Space

As the flattening the COVID-19 curve has occurred, states are beginning to allow non-essential companies and office spaces to reopen. Property management, facility management, and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals are now planning for the reentry of the workplace.

There are many factors to consider when reopening an office and it takes preparation, management, communication, and training to anticipate the health and safety risks. There is “no one size fits all” approach and a customized company guideline will have to be developed. The success of reopening depends on how much time you allocate to your planning strategy. These three key areas have been identified to help you start the process:

  • Reviewing, developing and executing the operations of the office space including the evaluation of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
  • Providing for and managing the health and wellness of the employees
  • Understanding and implementing government and reputable organizations guidelines and policy