Getting Back to The Office: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Post COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States like a ton of bricks. The hardest hit cities closed down for months with many local governments imposing stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders. Non-essential office workers were asked to work from home leaving empty buildings across the country.
As the country starts reopening and companies begin phased return-to-the-office initiatives, it’s now time for office building owners to start preparing the facilities for the return of people to the site. Many owners are asking themselves, how to best prepare their site and meet guidelines that will keep their employees, tenants, and visitors safe.
Here is an excellent resource put together by BOMA to help owners and managers plan for what is coming.
FROM BOMA: This document provides guidance for preparing commercial buildings for the safe return of office tenants, building personnel, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others, and identifies other operational and safety procedures and protocols that should be implemented, updated, or enhanced as we prepare to live and work in a post-COVID-19 world.
This is a framework for developing your individual property or portfolio plans. Information presented represents suggested best practices and procedures and identifies questions and issues you should consider.
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