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Calculating Your Occupancy
Workplaces that are engaged in retail sales to the public must limit the number of customers in each retail location based on an occupancy calculation.  The occupancy number does not include 
  • For a building less than 10,000 square feet, you must maintain 25 percent or less of the authorized occupancy.
  • For a building 10,000 square feet or larger, you must maintain 10 percent or less of the authorized occupancy.
A business can utilize the higher occupancy of two calculations.
  • For buildings less than 10,000 square feet:
    • Divide your building square footage by 30 then multiply by 0.25; or
    • Contact the City building inspector to determine the applicable occupancy for your building based on the IBC, then multiply by 0.25
  • For buildings that are 10,000 square feet or larger:
    • Divide your building square footage by 30 then multiply by 0.10; or
    • Contact the City building inspector to determine the applicable occupancy for your building based on the IBC, then multiply by 0.10

Employees and vendors delivering products do not count toward occupancy limitations.

It is recommended that businesses post external signage on doors alerting visitors to restrictions on entry, as well as your guidelines and expectations from customers.  Make sure your employees are aware of the guidelines as well.

 

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