As Businesses Prepare To Reopen, CDC And OSHA Urge These Guidelines

As the summer of 2020 unfolds on an America taking its first emergent steps out of a global pandemic, business owners are looking at opening their doors on a radically different season than at any time in contemporary history.

Credibly understands that the uncertainties and challenges represented in the widespread environmental, social and civil changes that are now on the nation’s doorstep are daunting. And while the stakes are high for many small business owners, there are measures we can take to establish trust and solidarity with the employees and the communities we serve to make sure they feel safe, welcome and appreciated.

To that end, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have provided businesses and individuals guidance on the steps they can take to not only minimize the risk of viral exposure and spread but also support the physical and mental well being the employees and patrons of their businesses and foster a new normal that prioritizes the sense of community that successful small businesses have always represented.

Have Infrastructure In Place Before Opening

It may go without saying, but preparation is critical for businesses considering reopening. Business owners should take a total inventory of their workplaces and business practices so that they can be as prepared as possible for reorganizing their operations and retraining employees for an eventual reopening.

To help business owners work through this inventory, the CDC has generated a reopening workflow and readiness checklist that

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