Template: Return to Office Milestones, Timelines, and Recommendations
Use this template to organize and communicate your employee return to office.
Milestones required to begin return to office process:
All employees who wish to return to an office are vaccinated*
*If you have a medical condition or religious requirement that prevents you from being vaccinated, please alert #people-ops
Local officials have lifted restrictions on non-essential workers returning to offices
Offices are deep cleaned and physically reorganized
We will be putting clear dividers between open plan desks
Pilot group (1/4 of hub-based employees) has been onsite for 6 weeks with no increased rate of illness or other adverse effects
Travel: This will be entirely based on CDC recommendations as to when it is safe and advisable to do so.
Mask wearing: This will be entirely based on CDC recommendations as to when it is safe and advisable to be without a mask in public.
Visitors: We will make a determination on whether or not to open our office to visitors no earlier than 6 months after our final group returns to the office
Timeline to return to office:
Note that each timeline is PER OFFICE.
Initial pilot group will return approximately one month after milestones 1-3 are complete
After 6 weeks, evaluate impact on employee health and either remain in step 1, checking a 2-week intervals OR move on to step 3
Group 2 returns to office
After 3 weeks, evaluate impact on employee health and either remain in step 2, checking at 2-week intervals OR move on to step 5
Final group returns to office
Every employee designates a “hub” location as their home office OR requests to become 100% remote
Hub employees will be strongly encouraged (but not required) to be in the office on dedicated days each week
Implement hot desks for hub employees in the office <3 days/week
All distributed team members should plan to visit hub offices 2-4X per year (once travel milestone has been hit)