Kaiser Permanente

COVID-19 Return to Work Playbook

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, this playbook is meant to offer useful tools for you and your leadership teams to make your workplace as safe as possible and support your employees in the best way possible.

Click here to download the playbook. *please note playbook is being updated as needed, check KP.org for latest version*


Image Options

COVID-19 Return to Work Playbook

Creating Tomorrow’s Workspace. Today.

As businesses begin to explore and plan for the reopening and welcoming back of employees, customers and visitors, it is critical that we create environments that make us all feel comfortable and safe. Image Options is committed to doing just that. We have developed a 4-step back-to-work process where our team of experts in experiential design, engineering and installation will work with you to get the entire office – from entry to exit – ready to re-open.

In addition, our experience in experiential design, space planning, engineering, custom graphics and fabrication allows us to create unique products and solutions that not only promote health and safety, but also embody the essence of your brand and culture. So the new normal will feel as warm and inviting as it always has.

Click here to download their back-to-work evaluation.


Cushman & Wakefield

Click here for the PDF file

"The Safe Six" Checklist:

  1. Prepare the building – Cleaning plans, pre-return inspections, HVAC & mechanicals checks.
  2. Prepare the workforce – Policies for deciding who returns and when; employee communications.
  3. Control access – Protocols for safety and health checks, building reception, shipping/receiving, elevators, visitor policies.
  4. Create a social distancing plan – Decreasing density, schedule management, office traffic patterns.
  5. Reduce touch points & increase cleaning – Touchless ingress/egress, clean desk policy, food plan, cleaning common areas.
  6. Communicate for confidence – Recognize the fear in returning, communicate transparently, listen/survey regularly.

Recovery Readiness: A How-To Guide For Reopening Your Workplace:


Cushman & Wakefield prepared a How-to Guide for reopening the workplace that addresses many of their most pressing questions. How can real estate owners most effectively prepare their assets for the return of building occupants? And how can employers ensure they are prepared to receive their workforce—and that their employees are prepared for the return—so that the transition is safe, efficient, effective, and aligned to the needs of the organization and the needs of its people?

The Guide outlines some of the best thinking and practices that our more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success. Click here to view the full guide.


CDC- Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Guidance for Businesses and Employers Re-Opening

Check out some of the updated strategies and recommendations for employers seeking to resume their business operations:

  • Conducting daily health checks
  • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
  • Implementing policies & practices for social distancing
  • Improving the building ventilation system

Click here to check out the table outlining the engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that employers may use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Workplace—Workstation Enclosure and Space Delineation

Knoll helps organizations create workplaces that reflect their business objectives and work-styles. They understand that every workplace is different with respect to privacy and enclosure needs, and offer a range
of heights, sizes and options for enclosure to meet your organization’s evolving requirements. Whatever your approach to planning, our variety of product solutions can help create a workplace that helps your employees feel safe and remain healthy at work.

Click here to view the full document.

In addition to the options presented, Knoll offers a series of custom solutions to tailor the level of enclosure to your organization’s specific needs. To learn more, contact your Knoll sales representative or visit knoll.com.



Tips for reopening the workplace podcast:

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw offer tips and insights on how employers can prepare to bring teleworkers back into the office once COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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