Guidance for offices to prepare to reopen

Documents you need to have an office inside an already reopened business. Other offices must stay closed.

General requirements

Everyone should work from home if possible.

Staff can only use offices inside a business already allowed to reopen, or if needed for basic minimum operations. Only staff who cannot work from home should use the office. All offices should screen their employees for COVID-19 symptoms.

Other offices must stay closed. 

Coworking spaces can reopen only for people working essential business or government operations, who cannot work from home. 

Physical distancing requirements

Everyone must be able to stay 6 feet apart. Offices with 20 staff or more can open at 25% normal maximum capacity. Offices with fewer than 20 staff can operate at more than 25% capacity, if everyone can stay 6 feet apart. 

Everyone in the office must wear a face covering when they might be around others.


Action required: Complete and post a Health and Safety Plan from this fillable PDF.

Other Languages:  中文  |   Filipino  |   Español

Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol. See this protocol in  社交距離 | الإبعاد الاجتماعي | Pilipino | Español | Русский Cách Ly Xã Hội

Action required: All businesses must post information for their staff about how to report violations of COVID-19 health orders at the workplace. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. You can also download this poster in 11x17 size.

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage for their customers during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets of all the signage requirements for offices. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets the requirement for communicating indoor risk, for all businesses doing indoor operations.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions for opening office facilities during COVID-19.

Other languages:  [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]

Guidance about ventilation from the Department of Public Health, for businesses, offices, schools, faith-based and similar organizations.

Other languages: [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]

Health directive about best practices for opening office facilities, with public health tips and a health and safety plan attached.

The Shelter-in-Place Order that states what activities are allowed and prohibited during the COVID-19 emergency.