Guide to Reopening Business Amid Covid-19: Tenants

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps your business will need to take to reopen as restrictions are lifted across the country. While your exact reopening strategy will depend on your home state and business type, you can use this guide as a starting point to help you plan and prepare for the “new normal.”

Tenants: Things to consider when tenants return

Communicate with your landlord so you understand
  • When the building is open (day/hours)
  • Adjustments to building occupancy requirement
  • What they are requiring/implementing regarding health and safety protocols
  • Adjustments to common areas and your leased space
  • Any enhanced cleaning and disinfecting tasks including those for which you would be responsible
  • How you will get updates on any changes to protocols
  • Visitors, building service, and delivery limitations
  • How they are complying with local and state Covid19 regulation
Consider a phased-in return to comply with social distancing
  • Time: Hours/Days/Weeks
  • Department
  • Functionality
  • Preference of employees
Work with your legal advisor regarding
  • High-risk employees
  • Testing options
  • Notification protocols
  • When you can send someone home
Procure and deploy health and safety supplies for employees, visitors, and deliveries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Facial coverings
Within your space
  • Post signs in high traffic areas regarding safety reminders and occupancy limits
  • Reconfigure work environments to accommodate social distancing and better ventilation.
  • Conference rooms (limit or use for storage)
  • Separate/Assigned workstations
  • Reception areas
Communicate with your employees
  • Any and all new property protocols
  • Your phased-in plan for return
  • Any testing/screening plans by either you or the property owner
  • New cleaning standards
  • What to do and who to contact with questions
  • Appoint a team member to monitor local and state Covid19 regulations
  • Implement a clean desk policy to facilitate more thorough cleaning and disinfecting

Different asset classes will have slightly different requirements, please feel free to contact SVN Bluestone & Hockley Advisors for further assistance. Below are additional resources for businesses as the country reopens.

Source: SVN Corporate

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