Your Guide For Reopening

We're here to help you navigate the new normal.

A. We’re Your Resource for Reopening, Ready with Strategies and Solutions

Preparing to reopen requires more than restocking supplies - you need to rethink your workplace. There’s a lot to consider and we’re here to help you navigate the new normal. This convenient reference guides you through your building, outlining measures you can take in each area to reopen responsibly.

Five Key Strategies to Create a Safer Office

These are the fundamentals to follow as you prepare to transition back to the workplace and the basis of our space-by-space solutions and product recommendations. As you make plans to return to the office, always refer to CDC, state and local guidelines too.

Set Up For Social Distancing

Reopening safely means redesigning your workplace. We’ve created effective spaces for many clients and we can help you adapt yours for today’s guidelines: spreading out and reorienting workstations, adding screens and panels, retrofitting workspaces and reconfiguring floorplans.

Prepare For Protection And Prevention

Infection control is going to be a key factor when you reopen your business. Incorporating health screenings, keeping PPE supplies ready, adding hands-free dispensing and reducing touch points are essential. Look to us for solutions that help minimize transmission.

Make Clean A Priority

Cleaning is critical to providing a safe return to work. In addition to disinfecting, sanitizing and hand hygiene, consider smooth, easy-clean surfaces. Think durable, bleach cleanable, antimicrobial – we have options to update your space for new cleaning standards.

Communicate Clearly

The workplace is changing and it will be important to keep your workforce informed. Our signage and boards are a smart way to communicate new protocols, social-distancing reminders, cleaning guidelines, hallway traffic flow and more.

Plan For Safety Supplies

PPE, disinfectants and sanitizers will now be a workplace staple, and you’ll want at least a 30-day supply. Our storage, dispensing and disposal solutions will help you manage these supplies and provide easy access in public areas and at personal workspaces.

GUIDE FOR REOPENING FOR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

B. Entrance/Reception Area/Lobby

Step 1 ⮞
Communicate changes in entrance access, new policies and protocols
Step 3 ⮞
Keep faculty, staff, and students protected and surfaces clean
Step 2 ⮞
Enusre safety at each entrance. Add temperature stations at each available entrance
Step 5 ⮞
Ensure proper social distancing
Step 4 ⮞
Protect reception staff/faculty with barriers and single-use supplies
Step 1 ⮞
Communicate changes in entrance access, new policies and protocols
Step 2 ⮞
Enusre safety at each entrance. Add temperature stations at each available entrance
Step 3 ⮞
Keep faculty, staff, and students protected and surfaces clean
Step 4 ⮞
Protect reception staff/faculty with barriers and single-use supplies
Step 5 ⮞
Ensure proper social distancing
Additional Considerations
Think about limiting building access - restricting visitors and locking non-monitored entrances Consider adding automatic doors and antimicorbial mats to reduce transmissions
Use visitor chimes and boards or easels to monitor and display real-time number of building occupants to maintain proper social distancing Be prepared with forehead thermometers or temperature kiosks if incorporating health screenings

Our 5 Steps for Entrance

C. Hallways /Elevators /Stairs

Step 1 ⮞
Communicate changes in entrance access, new policies and protocols
Step 2 ⮞
Enusre safety at each entrance. Add temperature stations at each available entrance
Step 3 ⮞
Keep faculty, staff, and students protected and surfaces clean
Step 4 ⮞
Protect reception staff/faculty with barriers and single-use supplies
Step 5 ⮞
Ensure proper social distancing
Step 1 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by using a large production disinfection sprayer
Step 3 ⮞
Protect against contamination with hard surface cleaners
Step 2 ⮞
Designate and communicate traffic flow to maintain social distancing
Step 4 ⮞
Protect faculty, staff, and students with readily available supplies throughout the building
Step 5 ⮞
Communicate and reinforce newwork policies throughout the building
Additional Considerations
Think about limiting building access - restricting visitors and locking non-monitored entrances Consider adding automatic doors and antimicorbial mats to reduce transmissions
Use visitor chimes and boards or easels to monitor and display real-time number of building occupants to maintain proper social distancing Be prepared with forehead thermometers or temperature kiosks if incorporating health screenings

Our 5 Steps for Hallways

D. Conference / Meeting Rooms

Step 1 ⮞
Post cleaning protocols, social distancing guidelines and new room capacity limits (divide usable sq.feet by 36 sq. feet)
Step 3 ⮞
Clean furniture and boards before and after each use
Step 2 ⮞
Indicate proper chair spacing and add clear barriers to promote social distancing and protect faculty/staff
Step 4 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs with sanitation stations in each meeting room
Step 1 ⮞
Communicate changes in entrance access, new policies and protocols
Step 2 ⮞
Enusre safety at each entrance. Add temperature stations at each available entrance
Step 3 ⮞
Keep faculty, staff, and students protected and surfaces clean
Step 4 ⮞
Protect reception staff/faculty with barriers and single-use supplies
Additional Considerations
Encourage virtual, standing or outdoor meetings Remove all shared equipment when possible - encourage use of individual cell phones, dry erase markers
Remove excess chairs and replace furniture with easy-to-clean designs Reduce touchpoints by removing doors, replacing handles with foot door pulls or propping doors open with door stops

Our 4 Steps for Conference

E. Classrooms

Step 1 ⮞
Protect faculty, staff, and students with barriers at workstations-height helps where 6-ft distance cannot be maintained; use tall or mobile versions where sit-stand workstations are used
Step 3 ⮞
Update to easy-to-clean or antimicrobial furniture and desk accessories
Step 2 ⮞
Reconfigure classroom for safe placement of workstations
Step 5 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs with sanitation stations at each workspace to implement a clean in clean out desk policy
Step 4 ⮞
Limit shared supplies and equipment- provide antimicrobial versons to each faculty, staff, or students or replace with touch-free versions
Step 1 ⮞
Protect faculty, staff, and students with barriers at workstations-height helps where 6-ft distance cannot be maintained; use tall or mobile versions where sit-stand workstations are used
Step 2 ⮞
Reconfigure classroom for safe placement of workstations
Step 3 ⮞
Update to easy-to-clean or antimicrobial furniture and desk accessories
Step 4 ⮞
Limit shared supplies and equipment- provide antimicrobial versons to each faculty, staff, or students or replace with touch-free versions
Step 5 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs with sanitation stations at each workspace to implement a clean in clean out desk policy
Additional Considerations
Think about limiting building access - restricting visitors and locking non-monitored entrances Consider adding automatic doors and antimicorbial mats to reduce transmissions
Use visitor chimes and boards or easels to monitor and display real-time number of building occupants to maintain proper social distancing Be prepared with forehead thermometers or temperature kiosks if incorporating health screenings

Our 5 Steps for Classroom

F. Breakrooms / Gathering Spaces

Step 1 ⮞
Communicate and reinforce new work policies throughout the building
Step 3 ⮞
Replace shared dinnerware, cups and cutlery with disposables to minimize transmission
Step 2 ⮞
Mark floors with visual cues for social distancing
Step 5 ⮞
Rearrange furniture and remove excess chairs to promote social distancing and consider barriers for added division and safety
Step 4 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs
Step 1 ⮞
Communicate and reinforce new work policies throughout the building
Step 2 ⮞
Mark floors with visual cues for social distancing
Step 3 ⮞
Replace shared dinnerware, cups and cutlery with disposables to minimize transmission
Step 4 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs
Step 5 ⮞
Rearrange furniture and remove excess chairs to promote social distancing and consider barriers for added division and safety
Additional Considerations
Facilitate cleaning with wipeable, bleachable, easy-to-clean furniture Consider instituting faculty/staff cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces before and after using the space - provide disinfecting wipes Eliminate touchpoints wherever possible - choose hands-free options for soap and towel dispensers

Remove doors, replace handles with foot door pulls or prop doors open with door stops to minimize touchpoints Reduce density by assigning staggered times for breaks and meals and opening outdoor areas Consider removing communal food and beverages or look to options that are individually packaged

Our 5 Steps for Gathering Spaces

H. Restrooms

Step 1 ⮞
Provide healthier hand hygiene options - eliminate air dryers and replace with paper towel
Step 3 ⮞
Decommission use of sinks and urinals spaced too closely together for social distancing
Step 2 ⮞
Provide safer ways to manage doors - prop them open, use foot door pulls or provide paper towels at exits to grab handles
Step 4 ⮞
Eliminate touchpoints wherever possible - choose hands-free options
Step 5 ⮞
Post hand washing policies and reminders
Step 1 ⮞
Provide healthier hand hygiene options - eliminate air dryers and replace with paper towel
Step 2 ⮞
Provide safer ways to manage doors - prop them open, use foot door pulls or provide paper towels at exits to grab handles
Step 3 ⮞
Decommission use of sinks and urinals spaced too closely together for social distancing
Step 4 ⮞
Eliminate touchpoints wherever possible - choose hands-free options
Step 5 ⮞
Post hand washing policies and reminders
Additional Considerations
Offer additional levels of protection with seat covers and dispensers and toilet tissue in covered dispensers EIncrease frequency of cleaning – as often as 30 minutes
For safe distancing, consider limiting the number of occupants at any one time and designate a queuing area with tape, spacing disks, stanchions and signs

Our 5 Steps for Restrooms

I. Athletics

Step 1 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by using a large production disinfection sprayer.
Step 3 ⮞
Mark floors with visual cues for social distancing
Step 2 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs during games and practice
Step 4 ⮞
Communicate and reinforce newwork policies throughout the building
Step 1 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by using a large production disinfection sprayer.
Step 2 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs during games and practice
Step 3 ⮞
Mark floors with visual cues for social distancing
Step 4 ⮞
Communicate and reinforce newwork policies throughout the building

Our 4 Steps for Athletics

J. Locker Rooms

Step 1 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by using a large production disinfection sprayer.
Step 3 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs with sanitation stations. Wipe down showers after each use.
Step 2 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by replacing shared lockers with individual storage.
Step 4 ⮞
Protect faculty, staff, and students with barriers at workstations-height helps where 6-ft distance cannot be maintained.
Step 1 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by using a large production disinfection sprayer.
Step 2 ⮞
Control and isolate contaminants by replacing shared lockers with individual storage.
Step 3 ⮞
Help prevent the spread of germs with sanitation stations. Wipe down showers after each use.
Step 4 ⮞
Protect faculty, staff, and students with barriers at workstations-height helps where 6-ft distance cannot be maintained.

Our 4 Steps for Locker Rooms

Our catalog for Covid-19 Reopening