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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Flexibility

A "one size fits all" approach isn't the answer. We have to find how to balance the need for physical safety from this virus while providing for mental and emotional health as well as economic security. There is no guarantee that a vaccine will be found, we live in a world with many viruses that do not have a vaccine. (HIV, Epstein-Barr, Malaria and the common cold) Event he standard flu vaccine is not a guarantee against... more »

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Employees that cannot maintain distance

I am a cosmetologist. There is no way we can maintain distance or not touch our clients

I know these businesses want to reopen but I feel we should b given a personal choice. If we feel our lives are in danger of contact with people we should have a choice to work or not to. We should not b punished because we dont have the luxury of being wealthy.

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TESTING,TESTING,TESTING FIRST

Whatever tests WERE available in February 2020, should have been immediately deployed. The decision NOT to use those tests, that were being deployed by the rest of the World, cost us countless lives. If the federal decision makers didn't like the WHO tests, because they had a higher than usual POSITIVE RATE- they could have chosen to use what they had available UNTIL they had what they preferred.

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Not without following public health principles -- so NOT YET

Listen to the public health scientists, to the doctors. We know what being "open for business" looks like -- it looks like 900 workers with covid from a single Tyson plant in Indiana. Do not use workers like lab rats -- especially when we know what the outcome will be. Right now, we do not have enough PPE for the existing "essential workers" -- hospitals are barely getting by, and we are doing nothing for those who pick,... more »

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CHILD CARE A SIGNIFICANT ROADBLOCK TO RETURNING TO WORK

If schools remain closed but child care opens, there's still a problem. Anyone with children has experienced the shock of the cost of quality child care and summer camps. In New York, where it is especially expensive, programs like Bright Horizons can cost upward of $25K per child, and this doesn't include additional fees for extra time before or after care. Then there's the whopping cost of summer camp, from $7K to 9K... more »

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Make it Fair for Small Businesses

Today I can buy a wide range of items (non-essential items) from several large national big box stores or the giant internet store because they have a grocery department, sell phones or office supplies. While at the same time I cannot buy those items from my locally owned mom and pop because they were forced to close for public safety. While 98% of small companies have between 1 and 20 employees the big companies including... more »

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Reopen using LOCAL, SCIENTIFIC guidelines

If a locality is showing signs of flattening the curve or a declining curve, then cautiously reduce lock-down restrictions.

If a locality (city, county) is NOT showing these signs continue in the lock-down mode until it does.

Do NOT use national or state curves to guide decisions to reduce lock-down restrictions for entire states or the entire country.

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Take Baby Steps

Businesses should open slowly. This should not be at a cost of lives just because the businesses are not making money. I understand that they have to make money to pay the bills just like everyone else. The cost of opening up whenever they want could be catastrophic. for the sake of our state along with our world we should do this slow, very slow.

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What about the children?

Businesses rely on workers many of whom have children. For too long we have ignored this fact and left families on their own to find full or part time care for their children. Businesses need to play a major part in assuring parents can find accessible, affordable high quality child care. This means family friendly business policies and child care support in the form of scholarships. High quality child care supports the... more »

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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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Reopening and liability

As soon as businesses start opening, the lawsuits will begin for people who say they were exposed at work due to negligent employers. This is a real concern for our clients. Are there any clear guidelines for what a business needs to do to show they were not negligent and did their part to keep the work environment as safe as possible? What is the benchmark for avoiding litigation in the future?

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Nursing homes' Mobile Dental Services

There have been no clear-cut,specific return to Covid-19 hotspot work zone nursing homes safety guidelines by no one;not the ADA,not the CDC,nor OSHA,not the HHS, nor NIH, NOR CMS, nor Ombudsman, NO ONE has addressed this neglected issue with regard to dentists that provide Mobile Dental Services as 3rd party contractors inside nursing homes directly in "serving the underserved" elderly resident-patients. There should... more »

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Written Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan Template

I think it would be great if a template could be created by each state for businesses to utilize and tailor to their reopening plans. This template could include all the timelines, PPE recommendations, etc. based on risk classification assessments and flow charts. I'm with soliva that everyone should be required to wear PPE with reopening plans for starters. In any case, if the experts in each... more »

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