Guide to open business after the quarantine

As areas stabilize from the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, organizations will begin to bring workers back into the physical workplace. It’s already begun in some parts of the world. In fact, as of April 2020, we have helped move our own employees, and those of our clients, back into more than 800 million square feet of properties globally.

The “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” outlines some of the best thinking and practices that are more than 53,000 professionals have compiled across the globe and also includes insights from key partners. The recommended practices and protocols already have been implemented at locations across the globe with tremendous success.

Sample of “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace”

To request a copy of “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” email us at or can call us at 787-977-7373.

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6 feet office is the new standard

While none of us possess a crystal ball that will provide us these answers with complete certainty, we do know this: sooner or later, offices will reopen and employees will return to work. And when that happens, it is critical that we don’t immediately go back to “the way things were.”

Fighting COVID-19 and protecting our citizens will be a continued effort, and that means maintaining safe social distancing practices. To help drive that initiative, Property Concepts Commercial is encouraging all businesses to adopt the “6 Feet Office” philosophy for their workplace.

One of the many concepts for a 6 feet office.

What is the 6 Feet Office?

Social distancing is the best tool we have to prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. While many businesses and employees are eager to get back to work as soon as it’s safe to do so, it’s important to be strategic. The 6 Feet Office is a conceptual idea that aims to help companies become operational as quickly, cost-efficiently, and safely as possible.

The 6 Feet Office consists of six key elements:

1. 6 Feet Quick Scan
Management should conduct a concise but thorough analysis of the current working environment, and identify opportunities for improvement within the scope of health and virus safety. What new rules can be implemented to protect the health of employees?

2. 6 Feet Rules
Management should create a set of clear, simple, and effective rules of conduct that put the health and well-being of all employees at the forefront. For example, all employees should maintain a distance of at least six feet from one another.

Signage and markings in elevators, bathrooms, cafeterias, supply rooms, lobbies, and other shared spaces can help enforce these guidelines.

3. 6 Feet Routing
Management should develop safe routing and traffic flow guidelines that support social distancing. For example, employees should always travel clockwise around the office, to create one-directional traffic flow and prevent accidental run-ins.

These rules should be clearly displayed within the office using signage and directional arrows on the floor.

4. 6 Feet Workstation
Management should design fully equipped workspaces that enable every employee to work safely. For example, place designated floor markings around each desk to visually outline the 6-foot bubble. Coworkers should not enter these bubbles at any desk except their own.

Additionally, instruct every employee to grab a clean paper desk sheet each morning when they enter the office, to protect their workspace. At the end of the day, employees will throw out the used desk sheet, leaving behind a clean desk. Contact us if you’d like some; we’d love to deliver them to you.

5. 6 Feet Facility
Management should select a trained employee to advise on and operationally ensure a safe, optimally functioning workplace. This designated employee should verify that rules are being followed, and seek opportunities to implement new best practices.

6. 6 Feet Certificate
Management should display a certificate or other signage indicating that measures have been taken to implement a virus-safe working environment. The key is to create a workspace that continues to make employees feel welcome and comfortable while encouraging them to act responsibly and follow posted rules.

Keeping safe social distances is a widely-accepted part of our current society. Companies who continue to embrace this concept and adjust accordingly during this critical time period are more likely to enjoy lower absenteeism due to illness, higher employee satisfaction, and higher rates of talent retention.


New Dave & Buster’s to open in Plaza Las Américas

Entertainment and dining venue owner Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. will open its second location in Puerto Rico, at the Plaza Las Américas shopping center in Hato Rey, during the third quarter of this year, this media outlet confirmed.

The planned 39,000 square-foot complex will be located on the mall’s third level, spanning from the space left vacant by Tierra del Fuego to the Passports and Services office, facing Olive Garden and La Placita de Plaza, the mall’s Spokeswoman Lorraine Vissepó said.

Dave & Buster’s Bayamon

The new entertainment option will open a little more than two years after the first Dave & Buster’s made its debut in January 2018 in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with a 40,000 square-foot location in Plaza del Sol in Bayamón.

Guaynabo-based Carrera Arquitectos will apparently be in charge of designing the new Dave & Buster’s. The firm has also been commissioned to develop the new wing coming to San Patricio Plaza, replacing the empty shell left by Kmart.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., has locations in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

Source: News is My Business