Public Announcements

Considerations for Reopening Buildings Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

May. 18, 2020

As our communities make preparations to reopen buildings and provide access to employees, customers and other members of the general public many code organizations like ICC and NFPA as well as business associations such as BOMA and the California Restaurant Association are working with local officials to implement social distancing measures and sanitary measures within their facilities. Just like restarting a motor vehicle following a 2 moth trip to Nepal, buildings may need to be prepared for reuse after multi month closures and may need to be modified or re-adapted to protect employees and other building occupants. ICC and NFPA have published useful information that might be of value when communicating with local residents and business owners.