Reopening Businesses

Reopening Businesses

Please share your ideas about what employers and workers can do to reopen America's workplaces safely.
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Reevaluate workplace policies and systems

Companies and institutions that currently use telework should update plans and agreements and offer the option of full telework to employees who are interested. Offering full telework as a choice/option can empower employees, raise morale, increase productivity and result in cost savings of utilities/phone etc. Requiring employees to return to the office without an option for full telework, needlessly increases exposure... more »

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Essential retail can guide other retail

Essential retail such as restaurants, supermarkets, autorepair, autoretail, etc. has shown that retail businesses can safely operate by enforcing use of ppe, social distancing, and curbside operations. These principals should be used to allow other retail businesses, such as apparel, to open if they wish to. In fact, the only businesses that would likely struggle to adapt to these methods of operating would be live events... more »

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Roadmap for Reopening Business Safely and Successfully

1\. Development of General Guidelines and Supporting Documents according to specific business sector and risk factors. (As defined in OSHA Covid 19 Prevention Guideline). Use of questionnaries / self assessments to define specific needs and use of templates for a standardized implentation).

2\. Development of educational material for employeers, employees and clients on prevention practices, good practices and behaviors.... more »

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Going Back to Work

As many businesses begin to reopen, I would encourage employers to continue offering telework/capability to work from home. I would also continue to push/promote online/ telephone sales as much as possible.

I worry about employees safety and their health. I think we are reopening some state's too soon and that will cause number of cases of cororonavirus to increase. If employees get sick, who is there to provide service/do... more »

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Gyms, city pools

I think gyms can reopen so long as people wear masks, and stay six feet from others. City pools should stay closed for the season, for sanitary reasons mainly. Young people who frequent the pools are less likely to abide by regulations designed to keep people safe

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Dentist's life after Covid-19

After Covid-19 is very important the professionals use: disposable surgical shoe, face shield, disposable surgical masks with triple protection, KN 95 masks, eye glass, surgical cap, surgical shoes, gloves, scrubs and disposable lab coat. Avoid use jewels. When the patient arrive to appointment, the assistant can use a thermometer hands free to check temperature of all patients, ask about health, if the patient ( adult... more »

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Ensure Child Care can Reopen and Rebuild Safely

Child care plays a pivotal role in supporting children and their families, our greater communities, and the economy at large. Americans overwhelmingly believe that child care is a vital part of our lives and our economy. Child care is essential for so many families to be able to return to work, and in turn for businesses to succeed. We have to ensure that all child care providers are able to open when it's safe to do... more »

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Allow bars, wineries to open if they have a mask on policy, serve drinks with a straw, and observe 3' social distancing policy

Rather than kill these businesses, why not test new alcohol consumption policies in some cities and states? See if they work. For example, "Allow bars, wineries, and breweries to open if they have a mask on policy, serve drinks with a straw, and observe 3' social distancing policy." Also, "Allow bars, winery tasting rooms to increase their hours from noon until 4am, provided that they observe mask, straw, and social distancing... more »

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President

We need to be more selective in how we approach this pandemic by choosing who must maintain restrictive conditions so others can carry on w/ some sense of normalcy.

Such as the elderly, those with pre-existing conditions more susceptible to Covid 19 Virus, and those that are in highly condensed populated areas. Let us not forget individuals w/ certain blood types who are vulnerable to the Virus.

We have enough collective... more »

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Job Corps Students

I think it would be helpful, when job corps students start returning to centers, to have a quarantine period. Bring in XX number of students (depending on size of center and availability for quarantine area). After 14 days we can either test students for COVID 19 or if symptom free, assimilate into the student population. Bring in next group of students and so on until centers are back to capacity.

I love the Job Corps... more »

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Flexibility and Adaptability

I am thinking about how to be prepared for a possible recurrence of the virus. I definitely had not planned for this since I am a tiny business that was teetering on the edge before this happened. Now I am thinking more about planning for the possibility of having to close down again and what I have learned about resources and planning. I want to come out of this experience as a wiser and more prepared business owner.... more »

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please reopen businesses

We are damaging our national and global economies to protect the few. This is leading to wide spread hungry and if the economy gets any worse then people will begin to die of starvation. That will take a lot more lives than COVID-19.

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Re opening Businesses

Hi,

Here are my ideas:

\- Assessing supermarkets and drugstores to only sensitive population 65+, where no other population can attend. This can be possible with and age demographic analysis.

\- Assessing specific days/times to sensitive population 65+, to enter malls, and retail stores.

Thanks.

Juan Caicedo

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Child Care Critical to Reopening the Economy

The economy is not going to be able to open without child care.

Many parents depend on child care as an essential service, and more so during a time of a national emergency such as we have today. Governors have ordered the closure of public schools serving K-12 students throughout the country. Parents who must continue to work under these extraordinary circumstances, such as those employed in hospitals, pharmacies, public... more »

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The Economic Security and Safety of ALL Workers Must Be a Priority

The global pandemic has revealed two essential issues that many advocating for workers safety, well-being, and economic security have always known: (1) jobs that fail to provide a living wage and job protections and supports not only expose workers to undue risk of harm at the workplace, but pose a public safety threat because workers cannot afford to take time off to recover from illness or injury or for the care of... more »

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