Many of us have felt the negative impacts brought forth by the coronavirus. Although the continual effects of the coronavirus are still uncertain, some business owners are beginning to plan to reopen, or already have. If you are in the planning process, what are the next steps to prepare for reopening. What does that look like? Here are a few tips for business owners who are looking to reopen and resume business.
- Resume Social Distancing – As states and cities across America begin to lift quarantine, each region will have its own pace and restrictions. Make sure you are knowledgeable about the laws and restrictions that are relevant to your location, as well as your customers’ locations. If employees are returning to the office, make sure your business is in compliance with CDC standards to ensure the health and safety of your workers. Find more information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
- Continue Regular Cleaning – Consider adding more sanitation stations, such as installing sanitizer dispensers at your building’s entryways and bathrooms. Increase sanitation of high-traffic areas, such as doorknobs, desks, printers, or other frequently used appliances. Having checklists and signs that promote sanitation will also encourage workers and customers to keep safe cleaning practices.
- Take Illnesses Seriously – Encourage your staff to take sick leave if they are not feeling well or offer them the option to work from home. Having sick employees work increases the chances of spreading the virus to other employees or potential customers.
- Check In Regularly – Whether it is digitally or at the office, make sure you are checking in with your employees regularly to address concerns or to stay updated. To reduce foot traffic, consider utilizing different forms of virtual communication, including video meetings or other digital communications platforms such as Slack or Asana.
As the coronavirus situation evolves, it is important to stay updated on news relevant to your business. For more information concerning financial business matters during the coronavirus, visit our website for resources that may be applicable to your business.