This is the question many business owners are facing right now. You have always had to comply with OSHA and other requirements, but now COVID-19 requirements have been added to that already long list. According to the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) you should consider these three questions when deciding to reopen:
- Are you in a community no longer requiring significant mitigation?
- Will reopening be in compliance with state and local orders?
- Will you be ready to protect employees at higher risk for severe illness? (e.g. teleworking, tasks that minimize contact)?
You should only consider reopening if you can answer “yes” to each of the three questions. If you do decide to reopen your business, make sure you are following the CDC recommended actions as well as all state and local directives.
Make sure you are monitoring these guidelines as they change frequently, and you must comply with the latest changes. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of your employees and customers!