Title Page

  • Name of Facility

  • Location
  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

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

  • Name

  • Position

  • Contact Number

  • Member
  • Name

  • Position

  • 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).<br>

  • 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.

  • Name

  • Contact Number

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