The COVID-19 pandemic spread quickly across the United States in February and March, forcing cities to impose stay-athome and shelter-in-place orders. Building operations had to adjust as non-essential personnel worked from home. We are now preparing for a phased re-entry of office buildings over the coming months. To provide guidance on building operations and workforce issues, BOMA International assembled a task group from across North America to help owners and managers plan for what is coming. This document provides guidance for preparing commercial buildings for the safe return of office tenants, building personnel, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others, and identifies other operational and safety procedures and protocols that should be implemented, updated, or enhanced as we prepare to live and work in a
post-COVID-19 world. This is a framework for developing your individual property or portfolio plans. Information presented represents suggested best practices and procedures and identifies questions and issues you should consider.
The novel coronavirus has infected hundreds of thousands of people globally and is taking
a severe toll on individuals, families, and economies as productivity drops and stock markets reflect increased global uncertainty
This document provides a sample of available baseline facts and guidance for business leaders as to critical questions to address in the immediate and near-term to ensure the continuity of their business and the safety, health, and well being of their workforce and customers
Pennsylvania’s twelve operating casinos closed in Mid-March 2020 due to
the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has endangered the health of people
throughout the world, caused economic distress and placed thousands of
Pennsylvania’s casino-related employees in unemployed status. As conditions
throughout the Commonwealth improve and the reopening of casinos is authorized
by Pennsylvania’s Governor, the Board desires to assure that re-openings occur in
a manner which promotes the safety of casino patrons and employees alike as well
as assure an environment conducive to proper regulatory oversight. This
document, which sets forth protocols for reopening and obtaining Board approval
to reopen, reflects both of those concerns.
In addition to the work of the health care industry when a pandemic hits, businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees, and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. They also need to have business continuity plans that will minimize the impact on the business itself and facilitate a speedy resumption of activities if the business has been forced to scale back or close during the pandemic. Preparedness, not panic, is the best way to mitigate the risks posed by a COVID-19 pandemic to the Canadian economy and our citizens.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, The Greenbrier has taken a number of proactive steps to help ensure the health and safety of our guests and Team Members. Precautions such as constant sanitization of public areas, increased attention to high-touch areas in the rooms, limits on the number of guests in particular areas and screening and protective gear for our Team Members are in place. Each department throughout the resort put a significant amount of time and thought into policies for their areas, and guidelines from local and national health officials were consulted in every instance. We are confident in our plan and excited to welcome your group.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.
This guidance is intended for planning purposes. Employers and workers should use this planning guidance to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement. Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including as new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts, becomes available.