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Reopening Resources

Government Reopening Resources


Santa Clara County Public Health Order May 18, 2020

Includes mandatory Attachment A, Social Distancing Protocol


Overview of the State’s Phases of Re-Opening Roadmap

PowerPoint slide deck summary.


CalOSHA Guidelines

Lists 25 industries/groups such as childcare, healthcare, houses of worship and "general workforce." 


CalOSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.


CDC Symptoms Guide

Includes an online questionnaire that allows individuals to evaluate their symptoms


CDC Database of Disinfectants Effective Against COVID-19

To find a product, enter the first two sets of its EPA registration number into the search bar below. You can find this number by looking for the EPA Reg. No. on the product label.


CDC Guidelines for disinfecting

Includes guidance for disinfecting different types of facilities; Healthcare Settings, Community Locations, Home Setting, Transportation, Bars & Restaurants. (Starts on Page 7)

CDC “decision tools” for opening facilities, released 5/14

○      Childcare decision tool

○      Youth programs and camps decision tool

○      Schools decision tool

○      Workplace decision tool

○      Cleaning & Disinfecting decision tool

Workplace Messaging & Posters & Training Materials

Survey Monkey. Coronavirus returning to work check-in template


Think HR. Sample letter to employees regarding face coverings 

CDC Posters

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster in 30 languages

Educational Posters (Community Settings, Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Professionals, High-Risk Populations, Home, Travel)

What to Do If You Are Sick

COVID-19 Symptoms


County Public Health Posters

Prevent the Spread Poster in 4 languages

Guidance for Grocery and Retail (Employees)

Guidance for Grocery and Retail (Public)

Cover Your Cough

Limit the Spread

Wash Your Hands Free downloadable Posters Social Distancing, Masks Required, Temperature Screening, Hand Washing, Max Occupancy

Office Space

Santa Clara County Public Health Mandated Social Distancing Protocol (Appendix A)


Maptitian Care. Office-space management software for social distancing, free through the end of 2020 for “small/medium homeless shelters, women's shelters, community organizations, and clinics.” 


HGA. Workplace Redesign Slide show with many suggestions on how to redesign/improve the workplace for staff

Dezeen. Space Design Ideas Creative workspace redesigns

Working Remotely

5 Tips for Managing Remotely During COVID-19 (The Management Center)

Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19

Outbreak (TechSoup, March 6, 2020)

Guide for Working Remote (Move Minneapolis)

Understanding the Videoconferencing Tools Available to Your Nonprofit (TechSoup, January 20, 2020)

Remote Hiring: A Step by Step Guide by Paycor; guidance on best virtual onboarding practices

Fundraising & Events

Principles for Ethical Cancellation (Springboard for the Arts, March 12, 2020)

Feeding in COVID-19 Congregate Shelters, including widely-applicable advice for serving food to groups / Red Cross (4/20 MHS)

Basic Guide for Returning to Your Church Building after COVID-19, including widely-applicable steps for facilities and gatherings / Georgia Baptist Mission Board (4/21 MHS)

General COVID-19 Resources

Guidebooks & Checklists

Cushman Wakefield. The “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace.” Protocols implemented across the globe with tremendous success. 


Kaiser Permanente. Planning for the Next Normal at Work playbook. Safety plans; HR policies; social, economic, & mental & physical health needs of employees and community; legal guidance.


Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement.


Salesforce. Reopening will be a journey. Here’s your guide. Good checklists. 


Oneworkplace. Hierarchy of Needs

Creating a great experience for employees.


FEMA. Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations

Resources for a discussion-based exercise to plan what needs to be done to reopen.


Cobb Chamber. Reopening Guidelines for Businesses. Developed for the State of Georgia, but lots of relevant information. 


Raymond Cox. Interactive Checklists Reopening office plan checklists. 


Think HR. Reopening checklist. Policies, health and safety, and best practices.


Fisher Phillips. Back-To-Business FAQs for Employers. HR considerations.


One Justice, Healthy Nonprofits Program. COVID-19 Adaptive Leadership Checklist Simple two page checklist. 

Webinars (Pre-Recorded)


CADRE/SVCN. Road to Re-Opening. Santa Clara County Counsel overview of public health orders & social distancing protocols. Re-opening & guidance & practices from 5 local nonprofits.


SCC Board of Supervisors hearing on Reopening on June 5, 2020, featuring Community Solutions at 1:22 


Kaiser Permanente. Restarting the Workforce Webinar Guidelines and recommendations on returning to work & common clinical and operational questions about restarting your workforce.


Cushman & Wakefield. Recovery Readiness

Discussion of the C&W Recovery Readiness Protocols.


JLL. COVID 19: Strategies for re-activating workspaces

Learn about JLL’s three-pronged approach for re-activating space from Susan Wasmund, global occupancy planning operations lead.

WHO. Handwashing Technique Training Video 1:25 min

Vox. Why Wash Your Hands? Training Video 3:44 min

Handling COVID-19 in the Workplace


Fisher Phillips. 4-Step Plan for Handling Confirmed COVID-19 Cases When Your Business Reopens, Note: Santa Clara County recommends no return to work until 10 days after symptoms and 3 days without a fever.

LA Times, 5/22/20, ​Businesses are reopening. If you’re older or sick, what happens to your job?


Sick Leave



Basic Guide for Returning to your Church Building after COVID-19. Includes widely-applicable steps for facilities and gatherings. Georgia Baptist Mission Board.


CDPH. COVID-19 Industry Guidance. Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies

WHO. Practical Considerations and Recommendations for Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Communities in the Context of COVID-19

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