As small businesses start reopening, owners need to think about how they will change and move forward safely and sustainably. Do you know the latest guidelines and recommendations for your business?
The questions are many. For instance, should I require my staff to wear face masks? How about customers? Should I take the temperatures of my employees at the start of every workday? Should I require them to fill out health questionnaires? Am I doing everything I can to make sure my place of business is as safe as possible?
Fortunately, there are some good guides for businesses to refer to. To help track the distinctions over each state and give the most recent direction to America’s business owners, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has produced a State-by-State Reopening Guide. Check the guide for details on reopening or continuing to operate plans in the midst of the pandemic .
There is also an excellent reopening guide for businesses in the age of COVID-19 produced by Shive Hattery Architecture and Design in Iowa. You can access it here.
Here are some other good resources to look at:
- NE Florida Regional Council COVID-19 Small Business Guide
- U.S. Chamber’s Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Government Policies
- Resources and webinars to help companies and workers affected by the pandemic
- More information about the pandemic’s impact on businesses and the economy
- Sign up for the next Path Forward webinar exploring return-to-work challenges
- Find guides and resources for small businesses seeking financial help