Facility Reopening Plan

About the Business

Business Name

Primary Address

City, State, Zip Code

Telephone Number

Primary Point of Contact

Primary Emergency Contact

Telephone Number

E-Mail Address

Facility Reopening Planning Team

The following people will participate in business resumption planning

Team Leader



Contact Number




E-Mail Address

Meeting Schedule

Summary of Dates and Locations

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Identify a list of hazards that your business can encounter as you resume the business. For each hazard, decide on the level of impact each will have on your business. Here is a brief guide on how to assess impact:
 Negligible – limited to no business disruptions or property damage
 Marginal – a hindrance that may affect business operations without
shutting down, you have no minor damage, it may be an occurrence
in the surrounding neighborhood
 Critical – temporary disruptions of business or major damage to the
facility, impacts are to the community
 Catastrophic – a disaster that affects entire regional community causing business disruptions and forces closure of building(s). This is
an event of large proportions. It can include complete destruction, multiple injuries or deaths, and a regional event which means limited or no outside resources available for prolonged periods of time.


Identified Hazard/Event

Impact to Facility

Mitigating Actions

Facility Reopening Checklist

Work with the building engineer to lead the building inspection to ensure that premises are safe for the return of employees and customers

Create an ad-hoc plan for the regular inspection of the buildings and facilities with the use of facilities inspection checklists throughout the recovery period

Refer to return-to-work guidelines by the CDC to help guide this reopening

Refer to guidelines by the local authorities to also help guide this reopening

Cleaning and Disinfecting
Physical Facilties

Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.

Provide all cleaners with the necessary PPE (e.g. disposable gloves and gowns) before starting the cleaning process

Clean floors and other high-touch surfaces (e.g. handles, desks, countertops, keyboard) using soap, water, and detergent (if applicable only)

The CDC recommends the use of EPA-registered household disinfectant.

If there were areas in the facility used by a person who is sick, identify them and apply thorough cleaning procedures

If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary.

Ensure HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems are operating properly

Verify all locks are in good repair.

Clean out air vents and replace filters as necessary.

Prepare appropriate equipment for temperature checks at all entry points in the facility

Facility Exterior

Sweep sidewalks, dust ledges, wash windows and doors.

Clear all dust/debris in the landscapes surrounding the facility.

Ensure building is clean and well lit.

Clean and sanitize parking facilities.


Clean restrooms including all surfaces (counters, sinks, toilets, floors, handles and doors).

Restock supplies (e.g. soap, toilet paper, cleaning supplies)

Check if sinks and plumbing are working correctly

Provide hand sanitizer stations outside each restroom and each door that is commonly touched or used

Social Distancing Measures

Consider implementing this spatial changes in your facility

Requiring employees to walk in designated one-way lanes in hallways and corridors to avoid “head-on” pedestrian traffic

Consulting with landlords about converting communal restrooms to single-seat bathrooms to avoid close contact between users

Utilizing HVAC contractors to increase the number of air changes

Upgrading teleconference equipment to allow for more teleconferences

Separating employees who work in adjacent cubicle spaces

Adding partitions to tables where employees congregate during breaks

Partitions between receptionists and others that may directly interact with the employees

Arranging pick-up and drop-off delivery of packages in an area outside the facility

Dedicating isolation rooms for employees who experience symptoms while at work


Signage posted at all points of entry and key locations to effectively share and remind employees of the new requirements

Posting of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice in conspicuous places | Note: This is only applicable to employers covered by the said Act


Final Notes/Comments

You may contact the following person with any questions or comments about this plan.


Contact Number

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.