Pacific Workplaces Response to Covid-19

Updated: 3/18/22

Caring about the health, safety, and well-being of our workspace communities is a core value of Pacific Workplaces (Pac).  We wish to proactively communicate our plan with regard to the most recent health & safety measures related to Covid-19 in our spaces.  We will update this page as things change, or as we receive new information from our public health agencies.

Covid Guidelines

As county and state guidelines change, we want to communicate updates to our workspace communities.  In general, Pacific Workplaces (Pac) locations, where allowed by its local county health order, will follow current state guided regulations regarding masks or any other Covid related changes to health and safety.  In cases where state and county guidelines differ, we will follow the most strict of the two.

  • On March 1, 2022 , the State of California lifted the indoor mask mandate for all individuals, regardless of vaccine status.  Full details of the updated mandate can be viewed here
  • Unless we hear differently from our government health agencies, our meeting room configurations and maximum capacity limits will remain normal.
  • At this time, food that’s brought into the office does not need to be in single-serve containers, although we’ve asked our Community Managers to use discretion and common sense in this area.  We will update this policy to comply with health agency guidelines if necessary.
  • Members can make coffee when needed.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will also remain available for your convenience.
  • Any plexi-glass barriers that have been installed will remain in those areas.

Coworking Space Health and Safety Plexiglass

Coworking Space Health and Safety Hand Sanitizer

Pac Internal Employee Covid Policy:

  • All new employees must show proof of vaccination. Pac will not hire unvaccinated workers going forward.
  • As of 3/1/22, current employees that are not vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks indoors per the updated Public Health State Policy.
  • Current employees that are not vaccinated will document at least one weekly negative COVID test. The employee will be compensated for both the time to take the test and the cost of the test.
  • Remote Employees: Non-vaccinated employees who mostly work-from-home need to document a negative COVID test within 3 days of coming to the office. The employee will be compensated for both the time to take the test and the cost of the test.

We highly encourage everyone to continue with hygiene best practices (i.e. washing hands frequently, using your arm or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, using hand sanitizer regularly, and if you feel sick or unwell, please limit exposure by staying home).  

These are the planned updated protocols as of now, but the situation is fluid and all policies will continue to be re-evaluated as circumstances change, and as federal, state, and local directives continue to be updated and clarified. 

Re-imagining Our Workplaces

This guide serves as a general outline on how to maximize health and safety in our workspace communities.  Download the full guide (pdf)

Thank you to our friends at Workplace Studio for sharing your design tips and general recommendations.

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Photo credit: Workplace Studio