COVID-19 General Health Jun 1, 2020

A Guide to Reopening

How businesses can protect employees and customers during COVID-19

Sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Written by: Lauryn Feil

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The impact of COVID-19 on different businesses has varied greatly. While some businesses were able to shift to a remote work model, others had to find ways to adjust their everyday operations or close their doors entirely. As of May 20, 2020, states adhering to stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders began lifting the restrictions of businesses and public spaces. But the reality for business owners is that it’s highly unlikely they will be able to just pick up where they left off. Businesses will continue to face challenges as our nation carefully navigates the public health threat of COVID-19.

Sector-Specific Guidance

Because each type of business has been affected each industry differently, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here is sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:

Communications Guidance

Prompt and straightforward communication to your employees, stakeholders, and customers is key during a crisis situation. These resources can help with drafting and disseminating communications:

Additional resources business owners can refer to for reopening:

Find out how employees can stay healthy when returning to work.

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