Preparing our buildings, spaces and people
As building populations begin to rise, Glenstar has created a comprehensive strategy to safeguard the health of our employees and tenants, strengthen the security and productivity of property operations, and provide our tenants with realistic recommendations for their workspace.
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Social distancing measures
- Signage throughout the properties promoting 6-foot distancing
- Doors marked for ingress or egress only and one-way only paths of travel.
- Elevator signage limiting number of individuals per cab.
- Separation shields at the lobby desks for the protection of our customers, visitors, guests and security personnel.
- Security, janitorial, engineering and property management teams utilizing face masks while in common areas of the building and any tenant spaces.
- Increased coordination with tenants addressing work order requests ensuring appropriate social distancing protocols can be maintained during maintenance and repair visits
- Amenities largely remaining closed at the onset, based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines limiting gatherings of 10 or more, with continued evaluation of re-opening timelines on a daily basis.
- Designated food delivery areas outside building entrances in an effort to minimize outside vendors using building elevators.
CLEANING & JANITORIAL
- Increased presence and frequency of janitorial personnel within building common areas, focused on the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as elevator cab buttons, door handles, railings, handholds and restroom fixtures.
- Use of disinfectants recommended by the CDC as being appropriate for COVID-19 deterrence.
- Use of electrostatic sprayers at regular intervals to help disinfect higher-traffic common area spaces.
- Courtesy hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the lobbies.
- Increase in air circulation by utilizing additional outdoor air within HVAC system.
- Use of high-performance filters to aid in purifying the building air.
- Monitoring, cleaning and disinfecting of the air ventilation equipment with increased frequency and standards.
What you can do to help
- Consider staging your employees as they return to work, which will help reduce foot-traffic in the common areas during traditional morning and evening rush periods.
- Our building operational changes are intended to be self-policed by our customers, visitors and guests. Kindly encourage your employees to follow the guidelines.
- Practice appropriate measures within your premises by encouraging adoption of CDC guidelines including:
- Adequate social distancing
- Require employees to stay home if they have a fever over 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit or are not feeling well
It is important that we continue to collectively look to public health experts as we modify our daily routines and behavior and make important decisions. Credible resources you can refer to include:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – COVID-19
World Health Organization – Q&A on COVID-19
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – COVID-19