General office spaces are defined as locations used as a place for commercial or professional work.
As of July 13, office space for non-critical ("non-essential") sectors must close indoor operations except to perform minimum basic operations. Non-essential sectors are defined as any business that does not qualify as "essential" in Section 15.f of the current Shelter-In-Place order. While all sectors of office space were previously allowed to operate in Marin County, California Governor Gavin Newsom restricted the office industries allowed to operate indoors after an uptick in cases, increased hospitalizations and outbreaks throughout the state of California and in Marin County. There is no current target for reopening of offices for non-essential sectors.
"Minimum Basic Operations" means the following activities for businesses, provided that owners, personnel, and contractors comply with social distancing requirements, to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations:
- The minimum necessary activities to maintain and protect the value of the business’s inventory and facilities; ensure security, safety, and sanitation; process payroll and employee benefits; provide for the delivery of existing inventory directly to residences or businesses; and related functions. For clarity, this section does not permit businesses to provide curbside pickup to customers.
- The minimum necessary activities to facilitate owners, personnel, and contractors of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences, and to ensure that the business can deliver its service remotely.
Non-essential businesses are restricted from allowing customer/client access at their place(s) of business until further notice. All businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of owners, personnel, volunteers, or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home). All businesses are encouraged to maximize the number of personnel who work from home.
Each business must complete the COVID-19 Site Specific Protection Plan (SPP) prior to reopening. The SPP should include approved business-specific protocols outlined below.
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- David Speer, Facilities Planning and Development Manager
- Dennis Fisco, Seagate Properties
- Whitney Strotz, Cushman & Wakefield
- Stacy Clark, Jamestown Urban Management, L.P.
- Marshall Livingston, M.S. Livingston & Sons
- Hal Brownstone, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
- Chris Yalonis, VenturePad
- Lester "Les" Rosen, Employment Screening Resources
- Eric Davis, BioMarin
- Gail Hamrick, 2K Software