Re-opening and operating offices and warehouses in the current environment
Like many of our customers, Prologis is doing a phased re-opening of our offices that have been closed for an extended period. We found the following references and links useful in our planning. While each situation is unique and every company should consult the federal, state and local government and public health agencies' orders and regulations first to evaluate what is appropriate for them, we wanted to share these references.
Planning and Communication
Real estate legal experts at Cozen O'Connor have created this useful checklist for creating a comprehensive re-opening plan. They also emphasize clearly communicating information addressing employee safety concerns as well as what the "new" work environment will be like.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
It will be important to have your offices and warehouses professionally cleaned before re-opening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance and best practices on cleaning and disinfecting workspaces here.
Many companies are taking a phased approach to bringing employees back into offices versus "flipping a switch" and having all employees come back all at once. The Cooley law firm has addressed these considerations in this comprehensive blog.
Orders and Regulations
Remember: Re-opening offices and warehouses must conform to orders and regulations issued by federal, state and local governments and public health agencies. Check official government and health agency websites where you have offices.
See re-opening best practices involving work density, between-shift cleaning, and other activities we've received feedback from Prologis customers about here.
Deep Cleaning Services
Prologis has arranged for our customers to be able to call special priority access lines for disinfection and sanitation services at two respected industrial hygiene companies. Since priority access and a special negotiated rate is for Prologis customers only, we will connect you with a cleaning specialist to get your service scheduled.
CARES Act small business loans
Frequently Asked Questions
Review the basics of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program.Learn More
Main Street Lending Program
Information on the Federal Reserve's new actions to support the economy.Learn More
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Other useful COVID-19 links
The world of work is changing fast -- and companies like Walmart and Prologis are using immersive learning to meet today’s hiring and upskilling needs. More in partner @STRIVRlabs' report in @HarvardBiz: https://prolo.gs/3j9Viw3
Earlier this week, Prologis reported results for the third quarter of 2020. Learn more about the broadening activity in our portfolio due to increased demand, the adoption of e-commerce and the need for higher levels of inventory. https://prolo.gs/34dOJ7r #REIT
With more pressure on retailers and growing demand for urban real estate, could malls and retail spaces convert to distribution centers? Not so fast, says Prologis Research: https://prolo.gs/33rJ5gx #PLDResearch
The fight against injustice and inequality is a shared responsibility. The Prologis Foundation has committed $1 million toward organizations combatting systemic racism, including @eji_org and @NAACP_LDF. Join us as we learn more about the important work they are doing. https://twitter.com/NAACP_LDF/status/1318920492166905859
Can't stop, won't stop: Since surpassing our goal of 200 megawatts of installed solar capacity by 2020, Prologis has set our sights even higher. More details on our rooftop #solar program: https://prolo.gs/3kiA4gX
Prologis today reported results for the third quarter of 2020. Learn more about the broadening activity in our portfolio due to increased demand, the adoption of e-commerce and the need for higher levels of inventory. https://prolo.gs/34dOJ7r $PLD #REIT
Prologis ranks among the top 10 corporate users of solar energy in the new #SolarMeansBiz report from @SEIA! Our solar projects, including our SolarSmart solution, play a key role in continuing to minimize our environmental impacts: https://prolo.gs/2Gq0Gy5
Fostering greater diversity is not only the right thing to do -- it also makes good business sense. More on Prologis' inclusion & diversity initiatives, via @REITs_Nareit: https://prolo.gs/30EH546 #cre
Join Prologis' Melinda McLaughlin on @AFIREglobal's podcast, as she discusses the impact of COVID-19 on logistics real estate and what investors should prepare for in the "new normal": https://prolo.gs/34ZrVri #realestate
As the global leader in logistics real estate, we worked with Oxford Economics to measure the economic impact our warehouses have on the economy. Click here to read the full report: https://prolo.gs/3iDxMYu #cre
Rooftop #solar is a vital component of Prologis’ growing portfolio of customer-focused renewable energy solutions, and we are proud to rank #3 for onsite commercial solar capacity in the latest #SolarMeansBiz report https://prolo.gs/2Gq0Gy5
Join Prologis' Damon Austin tomorrow during the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting for a panel on industrial development. What will be the opportunities for 2021? #ULIFall https://twitter.com/UrbanLandInst/status/1316008325646082049
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