Are your community, staff, and facility ready for re-opening? - Chirotouch

As the nation is preparing to return to the workplace, we gathered a few articles, checklists, and one-sheets to consider. The three key areas to consider when planning to return to your practice are community readiness, staff readiness, and facility readiness.



  • Government orders
  • Testing capacity
  • Virus trajectory
  • Supply chain

Given the current patchwork of governmental advisories stay-at-home orders (also known as lockdowns), we expect the reopening process to occur in a gradual, uneven manner. This will create unique challenges and complexities for occupiers and landlords—particularly for those with globally dispersed portfolios.

As countries, states, and local jurisdictions establish their own criteria, CRE&F leaders must continually monitor and adjust their reopening plans and confirm compliance. Beyond community readiness, corporations must establish what comprises readiness to reopen for their own purposes. For example, each location may need to meet the following criteria in order to be given the green light to reopen.



  • Phased/staggered return plans
  • Role-based WFH options
  • At-risk staff considerations
  • Commuting considerations

Plans for a return to the workplace should include heightened awareness of employee concerns and work arrangements, and readiness, including those outlined below.

  1. Health, Safety, and Wellness
  2. Work Arrangements and Policy
  3. Vulnerable Workers
  4. Special Circumstances

To view the one sheet regarding staff readiness, please download it here: Staff Readiness One-sheet



  • Social distancing
  • Cleaning protocols
  • Landlord/building-level readiness
  • Office signage
  • Supplies

Facility readiness will mean different things for different organizations. The example below illustrates the type of enterprise decisions that must be made for facilities reopening plans to be finalized.

  1. Timing/Phasing
  2. Physical Distancing
  3. Health, Safety, and Wellness
  4. Safe Working Environment

To view the one sheet regarding facility readiness, please download it here: Facility Readiness One-sheet


This article and related one-sheets were developed from CBRE’s Reopening The World’s Workplaces Covid-19 Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Executive Playbook with resources from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (and similar global organizations), public health experts, industrial hygienists, and global subject matter experts across CBRE and our strategic suppliers.


ChiroTouch provides this information with the understanding that authors or speakers are not experts in finance, regulatory policy or law. ChiroTouch shares this information to the best of our knowledge and experience. The information is subject to change as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.

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