The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new resources for business leaders to use in making decisions related to re-opening their physical locations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These resources may be especially useful for tenants of commercial office buildings.
One of the CDC’s newest resources, “Workplace Decision Tool: Workplaces Considerations for Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” (available as a PDF and hyperlinked webpage) guides business leaders through a decision making process to ensure business operations are conducted in a thoughtful and safe manner. Additionally, the CDC has released interim guidance for employers with workers at high risk of severe illness. Together, these resources provide the latest insight into conducting business operations and protecting workers.
“These new CDC resources are critically important in helping building owners, managers, and tenants make informed decisions during the ongoing pandemic, especially now with building utilization by tenants increasing,” says Gabriel Eckert, FASAE, CAE, BOMA Georgia Chief Executive Officer. “As building utilization continues to increase with more and more tenants returning to work in office buildings, the BOMA Georgia Foundation has also produced a new guide to help real estate professionals during this transitional time: Building Re-Entry: 10 Essential Resources for Property Management and Operations Professionals. The guide features a curated a list of 10 essential resources for property managers and operators, and tenants. Collectively, these resources are designed to help building management and operations teams adjust to increased building utilization while continuing to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.”
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