The Time is Now for a Detailed Return to Work Plan

Companies are Planning to Return to Work

With coronavirus cases declining and vaccinations rising, companies are beginning their process of having employees return to in-office work. Even in major metropolitan regions such as New York City, mayor DiBlasio has announced New York will be fully open on July 1. While COVID restrictions have loosened, COVID health protocols will  be part of the workplace and key for organizations’ that are creating their return to work plan.

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Procedures to Include for a Detailed Return to Work Plan

According to The New York Times, the most important variable to executives in the return to work is how long it will take for most employees to be vaccinated. President Biden’s goal is to have enough vaccines for every adult by the end of May. Considering that some adults will choose to forgo vaccination, other protocols and procedures must be included in a return to work plan to ensure employee safety. These procedures include:

  • Maximizing social distancing via greater spacing in terms of seating plans, workstation arrangements and manufacturing line configurations
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Mask mandates
  • Designated team members to ensure that protocols are being followed and that employees have what they need in terms of knowledge and equipment to maintain personal/workplace safety and hygiene

Upcoming Webinar

To learn more about creating a return to work plan, please join Adam Guttell and Henry Shapiro, attorneys at law at Jackson Lewis P.C., and Anthony Davies, Chief Revenue Officer at Forrest Solutions, for an informative webinar addressing key components of employer strategies for transitioning from a remote to an in-person workplace including the complex issues surrounding vaccination policies. Attendees of this webinar will be eligible for HRCI credit.