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  1. Reduced in-office headcount. Alongside state guidelines and laws, set a maximum number of employees per square foot allowed in each area. Remove seating so each space has clear amount of occupants allowed to linger (conference rooms, etc.).
  2. Barriers. Establish temporary and permanent barriers between existing workstations. Stagger layouts and or opt for designing more closed door offices than open air / cubicle based offices.
  3. Distance. Encourage the use of social distancing for any small group activities including lunches, breaks and meetings, using outside spaces when available.
  4. Healthcare grade surfaces. Switching from traditional workplace finishes to surfaces that foster a cleaner environment. Surfaces should be able to withstand scrubbing, hot cleaning (*over 132.8ºF), routine wet cleaning, not foster the growth of microorganisms and enhance hygiene. Moving forward we anticipate to see more healthcare-grade surfaces being used in many sectors.
  5. Work units. Develop smaller work units with their own kitchenettes, break areas and restrooms instead of larger, community-based kitchens, cafeterias and restrooms.
  6. Cleaning and disinfecting. Adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC (Centers of disease Control) to develop, follow and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings.
  7. Employees. Create a plan for employees using state guidelines and laws. Selfcertifying health, temperature checks, wearing face masks and disinfecting their workspaces on a daily basis.