Recommended Guidelines

To be accepted into the Upflex Recovery Program, Space Partners must agree to comply with CDC guidelines (for Spaces located in the United States) and World Health Organization or other applicable local and/or regional governing body’s guidelines and requirements (for Spaces located outside of the United States). In addition, Space Partners must practice (at a minimum) the following health & safety practices to keep the coworking community safe:

Social distancing

  • Implement social distancing measures and prevent unnecessary close contact to help prevent the spread of infection
  • Increase physical space between members, keeping at least 2 meters (~6 feet) between people

Cleaning & disinfecting

  • Cleaning does not kill germs, but cleaning removes and thus lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfectants kill germs on clean surfaces.
  • Open outside windows and doors (to the extent possible) to increase air circulation
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces at least twice a day:
    • Doorknobs and door push plates
    • Handrails and buttons on elevators
    • Desks and chairs and all tables
    • Bathroom faucet handles, paper towel dispenser handles, toilet flush handles, and hand dryer buttons
    • Kitchen faucets, refrigerator handles, coffee pot handles and buttons, and microwave and toaster buttons Light switches
    • Handles and buttons on all equipment (e.g., printers, audiovisual equipment, telephone, monitors, etc.)

Hand hygiene

  • Provide members:
    • Paper Towels
    • Tissues
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Hand soap at all sinks
  • Install additional hand sanitizing stations in high traffic areas throughout the workspace
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth wiht unwashed hands
  • Post signs educating members about proper hand-washing techniques:
    • Washing hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is effective and should be done frequently and always upon the following:
      • Before eating;
      • After sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing;
      • After using the restroom
      • Before handling food;
      • After using shared equipment such as computer keyboards, etc.
      • Provide safety and hygiene training for all employees

Incident reporting

  • If a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in your workspace, or individuals in your workspace have been exposed to a confirmed case, notify Upflex immediately and perform a full cleaning and disinfection of the workspace

Food & beverage

  • Offer paper cups for coffee, tea, and water
  • Provide pre-wrapped food items only (if offering any food)

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