As you begin to reopen or reestablish your business during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ensure your property is safe and functional for employees, tenants and patrons. Proper cleaning and disinfection procedures can help create a safe environment, provided you apply new considerations to established protocols. As you are developing overall COVID-19 response efforts, work to help reduce risk through PATH – Plan, Act, Train, Health. These core principles can help you to prepare your business to operate safely in today’s changing environment.
Review Pandemic (COVID-19) Protocols
It is important to prepare for potential future outbreaks of the virus. Also, tenants, employees or patrons may experience trepidation about being exposed to the virus while at your facility and may have questions you need to address. Be sure to create and communicate new policies and procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a clear and timely manner.
Policies and procedures should identify the steps you are taking to address any potential spread of the virus. This should help ease the concerns of your tenants, employees and patrons and ensure their compliance with new guidelines.
Limiting Third-Parties and Building Capacity
Consider limiting visitors, subcontractors or vendors from coming to your site; however, if it is necessary for them to visit in person, be sure to inform them of any new requirements ahead of time. Also consider limiting building capacity in alignment with state and local public health guidance. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publication Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 may be helpful in supporting the review and development of your protocols. Read More