RTW Guidelines

Below is a list of Return To Work guidelines that we believe could help your employees return to work smoothly and effectively.

Prepare your office space:

  • Clean all surfaces with products approved from CDC
  • Comply with your facilities requirement policies
  • Regularly clean commonly touched surfaces including, conference rooms, breakrooms, and restrooms
  • Consider plexiglass dividers to protect employees from close human interaction
  • Remove any food or beverages that are shared and offer single-serve items
  • Supply hand sanitizer and disinfect wipes near each work area
  • Limit high touch tools to one person like remotes and whiteboard markers
  • Mandate clean desk policy
  • Reconfigure social areas and conference rooms to allow for better social distancing, including removing chairs or tables
  • Post signs and new policies where appropriate
  • Disable touchscreens
Social Distancing

Prepare your employees:

  • Reduce anxiety of returning to work by clearly communicating policies associated with cleaning, social distancing and illness
  • Remind employees of the benefits of returning to work
    • Productivity with proximity to coworkers, socialization, and work tools/resources
  • Communicate how you want employees to return to work
    • Employees could alternate days/weeks in the office and WFH to help create more space between workstations and make social distancing easier 
  • Ensure employees feel comfortable about giving feedback about current policies and suggestions on what could be better
  • Communicate guest and visitor policies and employee travel policies
  • Mandate staying at home with feeling ill
  • Determine the best communication medium to keep all employees informed
  • Provide employees with available mental health resources
Social Distancing

Create a social distancing plan:

  • Keep six feet apart
  • Consider conducting regular temperature screenings
  • Limit numbers of people using common spaces
  • Redesign seating arrangements to allow for at least 6 feet of space between workstations
  • Limit small rooms to one person at a time
  • Place arrows to guide the circulation path for high traffic areas
  • Limit in person meetings
  • Ensure all leadership agrees and enforces new policies
  • Wear masks and gloves where appropriate
  • Consider revising your policies to allow for flexible work arrangements and self-quarantine guidance
  • Encourage employees to wash their hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth