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COVID-19 requirements for offices effective May 4

COVID-19 requirements for offices effective May 4

Apr 29, 2020

On April 27 Gov. Mike DeWine announced his Responsible RestartOhio plan to begin re-opening state for business. Effective Monday May 4 general office environments may reopen if businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Under the Governor’s order, here are a few of  the practices that must be put in place by brokerages and Local Boards of REALTORS:

  • Ensure minimum of 6 feet between people; if this is not possible, barriers must be installed
  • Personnel should work from home whenever possible and feasible with business operations
  • Employees must perform daily symptom assessment that includes taking their temperature
  • Frequent disinfection of desks, workstations, and high-contact surfaces
  • Daily disinfection of common areas
  • Stagger arrival of all employees and guests
  • Post signage on health safety guidelines in common areas
  • Establish maximum capacity (e.g. 50% of  fire code)


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