Health & Safety Policies
True wellness is achieved through a sense of physical safety as well as psychological safety.
Put simply, our workspace users must both BE safe and FEEL safe. This belief guides our safety-forward policies outlined below.
-On first arrival, all members and guests will be screened with a simple, non-invasive temperature screening that will display an immediate readout before they can continue on. Anyone displaying a temperature over 99.9 will be required to postpone their visit.
-Those waiting for a temperature screening must stand 6+ feet apart.
-All members and guests entering the space are required to verbally affirm that in the last 14 days, they haven’t presented any of the following symptoms or been in contact with someone who has, as advised by the CDC:
Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
OR at least 2 of the following symptoms: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or sense of smell.
PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) POLICIES
The state of Illinois has mandated the use of a mask for all medically-able individuals in settings where 6+ ft of distance is not possible. Although The Loop has designed much of the space to support distancing of 6+ ft between members and guests, it is highly recommended that you bring your own mask into the space and wear it in all shared spaces.
Members in their own private workspace (such as a private office) may use masks in accordance with their own comfort level.
All Loop team members will wear masks daily.
CLEANING & DISINFECTING POLICIES
Heightened cleaning and disinfecting processes, (as recommended by the CDC) will be executed by external, contracted cleaning teams.
Sanitation sweeps of common areas will continue to take place throughout each workday by the Loop staff—wiping down between meetings and phone booth uses, cleaning commonly used areas, etc.
Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipe stations will be available throughout the workspace for ongoing member and guest use.
Loop team members will be adhering to social distancing guidelines, but will have at least one team member stationed at the front desk at all times.
A generous corporate sick-day policy ensures that no team member who is unwell feels pressure to come in to work.
MEETING ROOM POLICIES
We will comply with all forthcoming local regulations—if any—regarding limitations on gathering sizes. Any member or guest who would like to set their own self-restrictions above those regulations are welcome to do so.
Loop team members will provide assistance with meeting room bookings to ensure each group is accommodated with an appropriately-sized room.
We are temporarily modifying our coffee and water service to limit cross-contamination. One of our gloved team members will serve coffees individually rather than providing access to a shared self-service pot. Water may be self-served at our touchless dispenser in the cafe area.
We will happily still handle ordering and set-up for any boxed lunches or covered beverages you’d like delivered to your meeting (our add-on catering coordination service).
Generous meeting room sizes (35-50% larger than industry standard) ensure that there will be plenty of room to spread out as needed.