COVID-19 Guidelines

We Are Open — Read Our Plan

We depend upon and appreciate your support and compliance of our Safe Workplace Rules and Response Plan

Following Virginia lifting business restrictions, we have taken responsible steps to keep members and employees safe,
maintain healthy business operations, and a clean safe workspace.

The sources of these Rules and this Plan include the Forward Virginia Phase Three Guidelines published by the official site of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019, published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rowan Tree has implemented and will continue to take the following steps to maintain a healthy work environment:

  • Provide hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies, and tissues in multiple locations
  • Provide desk dividers to prevent the spread of germs
  • Remind members and visitors to wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands regularly
  • Discourage handshaking and contact with others
  • Perform routine cleaning and disinfection
  • Temporarily discontinue food and beverage offerings
  • Temporarily refrain from hosting large gatherings
  • Cap occupancy at 50% of workspace capacity
  • Require employees to follow CDC guidelines in carrying out responsibilities

Rowan Tree’s Safe Workplace Rules

  • SELF CERTIFICATION
    • When entering Rowan Tree, all members will be required to check-in and self-certify that they: Will continue to adhere to their Coworking Membership Agreement: Self-Certification in the Terms of Service; and that in the last 14 days they 1) Have not traveled or come in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 2) Have not experienced fevers, coughing, sore throat, chills, loss of taste/smell or shortness of breath; 3) Are not awaiting COVID results.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING
    • Rowan Tree employees, members, and guests are required to practice social distancing within the workspace. Social distancing, as recommended by the CDC, includes taking the following steps:
      • Maintain a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters from other people
      • Observe and comply with the spacing of desks and chairs
      • Avoid holding large gatherings
      • Hold only essential meetings with the fewest number of people possible
      • Reserve meeting rooms large enough to maintain social distancing guidelines
  • CONTROLLING CONTACT
    • Take Your Temperature: Rowan Tree recommends that members take their own temperature prior to entering the workspace. If you have a temperature over 99.5%, do not enter the workspace and seek appropriate medical treatment.
    • Wear Masks: Rowan Tree members are required to wear a mask or other cloth material that covers his or her mouth and nose while entering and working in the workplace, other than private offices, except to the extent a member is using break time to eat or drink.
    • Do Not Shake Hands: In accordance with CDC guidelines, it is recommended that Rowan Tree members refrain from shaking hands with other members and guests.
    • Handwash Reguarly: Rowan Tree members are required to wash their hands upon entry into the workspace. The CDC recommends washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Workstation: Rowan Tree recommends that members bring in their own supply of disposable wipes to clean the surfaces in their private offices.
    • Meals: Rowan Tree members are encouraged to bring their food in insulated bags and keep with them rather than store in the refrigerator. Rowan Tree members are encouraged to eat meals outside or at his or her desk rather than the kitchen area. 
    • Stay Home: Rowan Tree members who are feeling sick or live with someone who is sick, whether diagnosed with COVID-19 or not, are prohibited from entering Rowan Tree’s workspace and are advised to stay at home.
    • Travel: Rowan Tree members who travel out of country are required quarantine themselves for two weeks following re-entry to the United States and to follow the procedures in the CDC’s CARE: Check and Record Every Day Booklet.
  • Follow CDC directions on how to Stop The Spread of Germs

Rowan Tree’s Response Plan

As recommended by the Center for Disease Control, Rowan Tree has developed rules and procedures for members and guests to follow in situations where possible transmission or exposure to COVID-19 has occurred.

In particular, members or guests who have symptoms of COVID-19, suspect that they may have the virus, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have had close contact with a person with symptoms of or who has been diagnosed with the virus, please follow the below procedures:

  1. Do not enter the Rowan Tree workspace.
  2. Notify colleagues, with whom you work closely, of the possible exposure or transmission of the virus so that they may seek proper treatment and take recommended precautions.
  3. Notify your Rowan Tree community manager so that additional cleaning procedures may be performed.
  4. Isolate yourself from the rest of the people in your home.
  5. Consult with your healthcare provider on treatment and testing options.
  6. Practice home isolation as recommended by the CDC and your health care provider.
  7. Re-enter the Rowan Tree workspace only after the self-quarantine or self-isolation period ends.

On behalf of the Rowan Tree team, thank you for your cooperation and for prioritizing the health and welfare of our members, guests and employees during this very unprecedented time. We are so grateful and humbled at the opportunity to continue to support you.

Rowan Tree Emergency Contact: Please do not hesitate to contact Kate@workrowan.com if you have questions or concerns.