Whether you’re already open for business or still strategizing how to open safely, we have some tips for you. Even if you think you’re ready to reopen, it’s worth considering these points to ensure your facility is as safe as possible. Using these guidelines, you can be sure that you are doing everything in your power to offer a safe space for your employees, customers, and clients.
Step 1: Inspect Your Space
Especially if your building has been closed for some time, you’ll need to inspect it for any signs of damage due to inoccupancy. Without regular cleaning, issues like mold and mildew pop up fairly quickly. Don’t forget to check the HVAC system as well. Take inventory of your furniture and equipment – now is the time to get rid of anything damaged or lacking function. When considering whether to keep or dispose of your existing pieces, think about how they will fit into new social distancing and disinfection guidelines.
Some materials may be harder to clean and should be replaced if possible. In addition, if the layout of your current set up is inflexible, you may have difficulty setting up for reduced occupancy/distancing. Modular components are a good solution, and our friends at Collaborative Office can help you with this. Decide on a budget for necessary improvements and repairs, and COI will help you get your office layout up to par. Be sure to budget for signage, especially if you have customers in and out or typically in a line (to check out, for example).
Step 2: Develop A Plan
Part of reopening in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic involves developing new policies and procedures in order to keep your facility as safe as possible. Review the CDC guidelines for businesses as well as their recommendations for responding to Covid-19 related issues. They key is to be as detailed as possible. Clarity ensures everyone is on the same page about what is expected. You plan should include at minimum:
- Regular disinfection and cleaning procedures, including procuring contracts for outside service
- Actions for staff to take to maintain their personal work stations
- What do to in the event of exposure
- How to reopen after the exposure event
Step 3: Ready To Reopen
Once you have your facility up and running and your plan in place, you’re ready to reopen! Taking time upfront to open the right way pays off. Your staff and customers will appreciate the effort to maintain a safe environment. Plus, in the event of exposure, your detailed action plan leaves no room for confusion. Follow all of your quarantining procedures, recommended by the CDC. Then, simply contact Virus Assassins for a comprehensive disinfection so you can get back to work as quickly as possible. For more information about how Virus Assassins fits into your reopening plan, give us a call or visit our website. We are happy to give you a free quote and discuss our process.