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Reopening Businesses

Reopening Businesses, Office Buildings and Schools

To reopen businesses, it is essential to require that everyone wear masks. No mask, no entry. If everyone is required to wear a mask, we can open the economy sooner rather than later. Guards should be hired to enforce the wearing of masks, and the federal government should reimburse businesses for the cost of the guard. This will help with getting people off of unemployment and back to work. Citations should be given... more »

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OPEN NOW!

The carnage among small businesses is far greater than the loss of life from the virus. This is not a question of lives vs economy, it's lives lost to virus vs lives lost to economic carnage. Lives lost to economic carnage will be far greater than lives lost to the virus.

Way to many employees are using fake virus fears to justify unemployment benefits, which exceed what they earn while working. We are teaching people... more »

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Reopening

Good morning,

I would like to see a staggered opening to be sure we are doing this effectively and being very cautious of social distancing coupled with hand washing, etc. I do feel that the more 'sterile' we become, the less likely we will be to fight off virus and other bacteria which will lead to other medical problems in the future. Schools should be closed for the remainder of the year and those who can work from... more »

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Ideas for Reopening

It is my recommendation that organizations review their work from home policies, allowing those who can work from home to do so.

Also when considering reopening, considered a staggered work force (e.g. start time and end times).

Lastly be flexible and accommodate employees.

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VP of Finance

Open the businesses that control flow and social distancing. We allowed large grocery stores to remain open with little or no enforcement while closing those smaller businesses that could easily control entrance and distance. I would love all public areas to be open but makes no sense to me to open public parks and/or beaches which do not generate any revenue with minimal labor force while restaurants and shops remain... more »

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Essential Business

As an essential small business (50 office employees), technology resources allowed us to work from home. Now that our state is moving towards re-opening, we are taking steps to re-enter our office by creating a Preparedness and Response Plan, implementing all of the CDC recommendations, providing directions, and protocol for all staff members. We are also allowing employees to request an accommodation to temporarily remain... more »

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SAFELY REOPEN

I work at a private prison, which the company runs for the State of Arizona/Arizona Department of Corrections.

All the inmates and staff at Phoenix West have managed to keep COVID19 out of our facility due to everyone,

including inmates, being diligent utilizing screenings upon entering and our PPE (masks, gloves, goggles/shield for eyes) and performing stringent sanitation of the entire facility.

I believe if everyone... more »

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Contact Spreadsheet

It seems likely that with people moving more freely, their exposure to COVID-19 will also increase. Would it be prudent for employers to make template spreadsheets for employees to track the names of people they were in contact with during the work day (especially in sales, construction, and office settings)? It would be really nice if the payroll companies included a place where nonexempt employees could add notes like... more »

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Reopenning Businesses

Rather than providing unemployment to millions of people, provide assistance to the hardest hit cities or counties and only to the most vulnerable populations. We know that the data shows us that primarily people with underlying conditions who are over 50 years old are impacted by the virus. Provide PPE for the rest of the population, including face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer or whatever other protections are needed... more »

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Get America back to work

Enough is Enough, open our Country! Get back to normality. This virus if would have been let to run its course would be no worse than any other Influenza that has crossed our lines. Stop scaring the people into a state of Paranoia!

Just Stop! Open up the area's that are not already over populated, NY City, California LA Just stop already and let us go back to our lives, nobody can buy time on earth.

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Safety Guidelines

Please give clear guidelines to the retail customers to follow - but don't put the burden of enforcing those rules on the businesses. It puts hourly workers and managers in the uncomfortable position of enforcing government guidelines. Workers are burdened with enough right now. Make the police be the enforcers.

Also, please give guidelines to office buildings for capacity for workers moving forward. There have been... more »

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owner

I am the owner of a learning center, we had to close because due to the known situation and we all went to quarantine, although we wanted in a great effort and a lot of protection care to remain open offering the service to parents, very few children attended the days after the government ordinance, so in the absence of children we were forced to close as well.

Please I believe that due to the logical prolongation of... more »

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Incentive

Returning to work should involve a transitional weaning off public support so that not all support is withdrawn immediately!

A defined transitional period , say 6 months, for business to return to previous standards should be given to allow them a fair chance to keep their business viable.

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one-size-does-not-fit-all

I think it's important to take all needs into consideration. Yes, we can open in a smart, safe way, but some cannot take the risk and there should be reasonable provisions for everyone. Consider immuno-compromised individuals who may not be able to interact with the public, even with a mask and gloves. There needs to be a safe way to allow people to make that choice for themselves. Just like it would be too restrictive... more »

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