Pacific Workplaces Response to Covid-19

Updated: 10/05/21

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

Pac Covid Policy effective October 1, 2021:

  • Onsite employees: A negative covid test required weekly at the employee’s expense or proof of vaccination.
  • Remote Employees: Employees that work from home are not required to test weekly unless they are seeing Pac Employees in person. Negative Covid Test required (at Pac’s expense) between 3 and 5 days before visit.
  • Pac will not hire unvaccinated workers going forward.

As county and state guidelines change, we want to communicate some updates to our workspace communities.

  • On 08/02/21 , Health officers from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Sacramento, and the city of Berkeley announced a mask mandate requiring every resident to wear a face mask indoors in public settings, regardless of vaccination status due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
  • We have asked all of our coworking locations in the counties above, including PAC locations even in counties where it is not yet required, to wear masks indoors (working in a single-person office with the door closed is the only exception).  
  • Signage will be posted throughout the space reminding individuals to wear a mask.
  • All new employees must show proof of vaccination.
  • Current employees that are not vaccinated and whose job requires them to go to the office periodically (e.g. all community staff), need to wear masks and 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.
  • Non-vaccinated employees who work mostly 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.
  • Unless we hear differently from our government health agencies, our meeting room configurations and maximum capacity limits will remain normal.
  • Members can make coffee when needed.
  • 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.
  • 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

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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