Below is a list of potential guidelines to be enforced in your commonly used spaces such as break rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, office and meeting space.
- Capacity Control:
- Limit the number of seats in the break room to ensure acceptable distances of 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet)
- Limit and/or space chairs appropriately.
- Post capacity at break room entrances
- Place signage on table to ensure proper social distancing in each seat – sign says yes or no to sit
- Consider allowing employees to sit only on one side of table
- Remind employees not to arrive early to break to ensure limited exposure and capacity control
- Adjust break times to limit overflow of employees: Separate times by 10 minutes to have enough time to wipe tables, seats, all surfaces, refrigerator, vending machines, and microwave ovens after each use.
- Place a permanent mark on the floors to ensure proper distance (anywhere where there is a line)
- Outdoor Considerations:
- Designate parking space(s)
- Place a permanent mark on the pavement to ensure proper distance (anywhere where there is a line)
- Use outside pavilions
- Increase the number of seats
- Vendor Protocol:
- Do not allow any self-service in full cafeteria service
- Potential alternative – Schedule Food trucks that have the necessary municipality credentials and certified by the local Health Department.
Locker Rooms Guidelines:
- Ensure proper social distancing during shift change
- Adjust shift start & end times schedule to accommodate locker room space
- Re-assign lockers to ensure distancing by each employee groups start time
Office, Meeting Room & Bathroom Guidelines:
- Office space should be organized to ensure social distancing to keep separation of employees between 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet) as a minimum.
- Avoid face to face desk layouts.
- Safe meeting spaces could be painted on the floor to encourage the Social Distancing of 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet).
- Meeting Rooms:
- No more than 10 employees at any meeting; times for meetings may be staggered and larger groups must be divided to meet the 10 employee maximum.
- Several meeting spaces can be designated; for example, meetings may be held at the same time in different meeting rooms, offices, etc.
- Establish maximum capacity for the facility that allows for social distancing
- Post the maximum capacity
- Define cleanliness & sanitation schedule
- Provide enough supplies for employees to clean up after themselves. Ex: wiping down tables, counters, door handles, dryers, etc.)