Let Houston Methodist be your guide to safely return to work.

As your organization plans the course ahead, have you thought about how you will keep your employees, students or customers safe? Whether you are planning a return to normal operations, looking to expand capacity or taking proactive measures to create a safer environment, Houston Methodist can help. We offer COVID-19 consulting services to evaluate your environmental safety plans and policies and provide ongoing guidance for safe operations.

Our COVID-19 consulting services help your organization strengthen plans to:

Minimize risks to employees, students or customers as they return to normal.

Strengthen protocols and policies to prevent and reduce COVID-19 outbreaks and transmissions.

Follow environmental best practices around disinfectants and PPE supplies.

Safely reconfigure your space to follow social distancing guidelines.

Partner with organizations to get your employees/students vaccinated.

Gain Support from a Team of Experts

Victor Fainstein, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases & Global Medical Director

Firas Zabaneh

System Director, Infection Prevention & Control

Brett Brosseau

System Director, Employer Health Solutions

Mark Penner

Director, Advisory and Consulting

Rafael Del Castillo

Project Management Operations

Wendy Li

Project Management Operations

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Your Houston Methodist team will work by your side to complete an assessment and provide specific guidance for safe operations.

Project Setup

First, our kickoff meeting and Readiness Questionnaire will establish the foundation for the assessment. Then, our team will review your current processes and protocols related to COVID-19 prevention.

On-Site Visit

Next, our team will visit your space for a high-level evaluation of the physical environment and safety. We will also gather more information about the on-site experience of your employees or students.


Finally, our team will present our findings and recommendations to your leadership team in a virtual workshop. Your team will learn best practices, opportunities for improvement and more.

Consultation Outputs

COVID-19 safe return-to-work toolkit

Project setup

On-site assessment

Recommendations and presentation

Steering committee meetings

Additional COVID-19 Services

Houston Methodist is prepared to provide continuing support to the community. Currently, our available COVID-19 services include:


On-site screeners for employees and visitors

On-site virtual health clinic

Virtual urgent care

Facilitated access for your employees to Houston Methodist and our services


Surveillance testing for COVID-19 infection

Antibody testing