What is Breather doing to keep customers safe and healthy?
If you’ve been following the news, you’re likely aware of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation. We want to let you know the policies we have in place — and the ones we are creating following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — to keep our customers and employees safe and healthy.
We are committed to cleaning and sanitizing our spaces comprehensively to keep our customers and employees safe. Our meeting spaces are already carefully cleaned by our in-house team on a daily basis during multi-day reservations and between all hourly reservations. Our office spaces are also cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
Given the current situation, we are enhancing our regular cleaning policies for both our meeting and office spaces based on CDC guidelines. We are using disinfecting products that are EPA-approved and effective on Coronavirus and giving special attention to frequently touched surfaces, such as tables, countertops, doorknobs, sink faucets, TVs, dry-erase markers, and IT equipment. We are also removing small, unnecessary items, like pencils, to decrease unneeded risks for customers.
Should we be notified that a customer who used a Breather space has tested positive for the Coronavirus, we have developed a comprehensive disinfection protocol that will be immediately implemented.
Our goal is to reduce the risk that a Breather customer or employee might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. There are small but impactful ways that you can help us keep Breather spaces clean during your reservation:
- Keeping yourself healthy. We’re reminding all Breather customers to continue to wash your hands when you arrive at a Breather space, after using the bathroom, and if you blow your nose or cough. The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands with soap and running water for 20 seconds. If water isn’t available, use hand sanitizer. Please be sure to throw away any tissues, beverage cups, or plastic cutlery you may have used in the bins provided before you leave.
- Staying home if you’re sick. If you’re feeling sick or have cold and flu-like symptoms, please stay home and cancel or change your reservation to a different date. You may cancel or change a reservation up until 2 hours before it begins — absolutely free of charge. Learn more about Breather’s flexible cancellation policy here.
- Respecting the reservation schedule. As always, please follow your scheduled reservation time and don’t stay past your booking . This will allow for thorough cleanings to happen as scheduled.
We are taking these proactive steps to protect our customers and employees and minimize the spread of COVID-19. This is an evolving situation, and these recommendations may change. We will continue to monitor the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, and other relevant organizations in countries where Breather operates for updates and guidance.
The World Health Organization:
Resources in the US
- Coronavirus Information from the CDC
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Information
Resources in Canada
Resources in the UK