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Last Updated August 2020

Everyday Workplace Hygiene Tips for Tenants

We’re doing all we can to provide a clean environment for you. And if we work together by practicing good hygiene throughout the day, we can make a big difference. Putting these everyday workplace hygiene tips into practice will help create a cleaner and more hygienic workplace environment for us all.



To help create a more hygienic workplace, consider putting these tips into practice:

Be open to new ways of working.1
Consult with your manager about whether it makes sense for you to continue to collaborate remotely or adopt flex work. When you are in the building, be mindful of the safety of others.

If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms, stay home and seek medical advice.2
Do not come into the building.

Limit the number of people you interact with.
Take advantage of technology. When in-person meetings are required, put empty chairs between people and limit the number of people to 10.

Adjust to new social norms.
Consider adopting a handshake-free greeting and continue to maintain a gap of six feet when you interact with others.

Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.3
If you have to, wash your hands before or after doing so.4

Don’t share devices.5
This includes keyboards, computer mice, headsets and other equipment.

Everyday workplace hygiene tips
To help create a more hygienic workplace, consider putting these tips into practice:

Wash and sanitize your hands often and properly.
These resources can help:

Follow facility hygiene protocols and ask others to do the same.
Report any concerns to your facility manager. And consider your hygiene journey throughout the day. The list below illustrates just a sampling of how many different touchpoints there are from morning till night.


  • Car Steering Wheel
  • Handles on Public Transit
  • Elevator Buttons
  • ID Badge
  • Surface on Your Mobile
  • Desktop Stationary
  • Computer Keyboard
  • Wallet and Contents
  • Supermarket Cart
  • Gym Equipment

To learn more, visit these sites: hand hygiene and surface disinfecting.


Download Workplace Hygiene Tips (PDF)

1 What Happens When We Return to the Workplace, https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog/what-happens-when-we-return-to-the-workplace
2 CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
3 CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html
4 CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
5 CDC, https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

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