Health & Safety Addendum

Health & Safety Addendum

Your actions are vital in maintaining a healthy workplace for the Port community.

Keep it Clean

Wash your hands, using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds after:

  • Touching your face
  • Eating or preparing food
  • Touching animals
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Encountering other potential contamination
  • If you are unable to visit a sink, take advantage of the hand sanitizer placed throughout the workspace

In the Kitchen

  • Food prep is not currently permitted in our shared kitchens
  • Wash your hands before brewing coffee
  • Proper storage/labeling is required to keep items on shared shelves or in communal fridges
  • All items must be removed before fridge/freezer deep cleans, or risk being discarded
  • Never leave an unwashed cup, mug, or dish on the counter, or in the sink

We’re all in this together

Help keep our community clean. Sanitizing supplies are distributed throughout the space for your convenience. Please follow guidelines on posted signage in:

  • Meeting rooms
  • Copy/Printer areas
  • Phone booths
  • Kitchens

Self-Screen

  • Self-screen at home before coming to a physical Port location
  • Refer to CDC guidelines which include temperature and symptom checks
  • If you have the following symptoms, please stay home: 
    • Frequent cough
    • Fever
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Recent loss of taste or smell
    • If you live with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

Face Coverings

Alameda County issued an order requiring residents to wear masks or facial coverings on April 17th. It is in place until further notice.

Everyone is required to wear a mask when

  • In a common area, lobby, restroom, or kitchen
  • Entering our buildings
  • Moving through the space

Members should carry their mask or facial covering on their person at all times

Leave Space

Elevators

  • County guidelines currently recommend only two people per elevator

Escalators 

  • Keep a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and the person in front of you
  • When possible, avoid touching handrails

Meeting rooms

  • Refer to posted signage for recommended occupancy
  • If recommended capacity is exceeded, it should be done only after getting verbal consent from everyone present 

Other common areas

  • Refer to signs for recommended occupancy, separate in/out doors, or directional foot traffic

Work stations

  • Port staff are de-densifying coworking and desk areas to maximize social and physical distancing
  • Contact your CM to discuss updating your seating arrangements, if needed 

Between Each Other

  • When you are in close proximity to another member, whether for conversations in open spaces, interactions at dedicated spaces, or meeting in offices or conference rooms, you are urged to obtain verbal consent before getting within 6 feet, removing a mask, exceeding recommended occupancy, or closing a door
  • Avoid handshakes and similar greetings that break physical distancing

Remember, Your Actions Affect Everyone

  • Contact the Port if you have been diagnosed with a confirmed COVID-19 case. We will never disclose your personal information, but have a duty to inform our landlords of positive cases and follow a protocol for sanitizing the space, which may include a temporary closure for the safety of all members. 
  • Use this form to report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.
  • Guests are expected to comply with all house rules.
  • Non-compliance to health and safety guidelines can be grounds for membership termination.