Smart Hustle – Open for Business: How to Reopen after Coronavirus (P&G Professional Sponsored Post)

Finally — a sign that things are getting back to “normal” after the coronavirus outbreak: as of May 20, 2020, every state is now starting to allow the brick and mortar locations to open for business.

While that’s good news for many business owners, it also brings up a pressing concern: how do you help employees and customers feel safe at your location?

A good start for all businesses is to use the reopening guidelines released by the CDC: “As an employer, if your business operations were interrupted, resuming normal or phased activities presents an opportunity to update your COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plans.”

The CDC also suggests putting preventive measures and best practices in place including:

  • Conducting daily health checks
  • Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
  • Social distancing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting common and high-traffic areas

Here are some suggestions for each area, including direction from Federal, State, and local governments, as well as industry experts.

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