Safe HAYVN Rules & Plans

We Are Open — Read Our Plan

plus members must … socially distance, control contact, take temperature, wear masks, no handshaking, wash hands regularly, eat at desk, stay home if sick (or live with someone sick), quarantine 14 days after traveling outside U.S. or after visiting a state on CT Travel Restriction List.

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

Following CT lifting business restrictions … responsible steps to keep members & employees safe, maintain healthy business operations and workspace

The sources of these Rules and this Plan include the Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers published by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development 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.

HAYVN will take the following steps to maintain a healthy work environment:

  • Provide hand sanitizers and tissues in multiple locations
  • Remind members and visitors to social distance and wash hands regularly
  • Discourage handshaking
  • 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

HAYVN’s Safe Workplace Rules


    • HAYVN 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

    • Take Your Temperature: HAYVN 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: HAYVN 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 HAYVN members refrain from shaking hands with other members and guests.
    • Handwash Reguarly: HAYVN 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: HAYVN recommends that members bring in their own supply of disposable wipes to clean the surfaces in their private offices.
    • Meals: HAYVN members are encouraged to bring their food in insulated bags and keep with them rather than store in the refrigerator. HAYVN members are encouraged to eat meals at his or her desk rather than the kitchen area. 
    • Stay Home: HAYVN members who are feeling sick or live with someone who is sick, whether diagnosed with COVID-19 or not, are prohibited from entering HAYVN’s workspace and are advised to stay at home.
    • Travel: HAYVN 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

HAYVN’s Response Plan

As recommended by the Center for Disease Control, HAYVN 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 HAYVN 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) Consider notifying your HAYVN community manager so that additional cleaning procedures may be performed. Your identity will kept confidential.

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 HAYVN workspace only after the self-quarantine or self-isolation period ends.

On behalf of the HAYVN 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.

HAYVN Emergency Contact: Please do not hesitate to contact Felicia Rubinstein at if you have questions or concerns.