How to Prepare Your Office for a Safe Return to Work

Develop a Return-to-Work Plan

Create a comprehensive plan outlining safety protocols, employee guidelines, and cleaning procedures for a safe return to the office.

Implement Social Distancing Measures

Arrange workstations and common areas to maintain social distancing guidelines, including spacing desks, installing barriers, and limiting the number of employees in shared spaces.

Enhance Cleaning and Sanitization

Increase cleaning frequency for high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, desks, and bathrooms. Provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the office.

Promote Hygiene Practices

Encourage regular handwashing, provide hand sanitizers, and promote respiratory etiquette such as covering coughs and sneezes.

Monitor Employee Health

Implement health screenings, temperature checks, and symptom monitoring for employees returning to work. Encourage sick employees to stay home.

Provide Personal Protective Equipment

Supply employees with necessary PPE such as masks, gloves, and face shields. Ensure proper disposal or cleaning of PPE as needed.

Communicate and Educate

Keep employees informed about safety protocols, changes in office procedures, and resources available for their well-being. Provide training on new safety measures.

Flexibility and Remote Work Options

Offer flexible work arrangements, staggered shifts, and remote work options to minimize the number of employees in the office and reduce potential exposure.