As more states and businesses start planning for returning people to in-person workplaces, there are a lot of things business owners will need to do to prepare. Here are some things to think about when you start getting ready to reopen.
The recommendations coming from the White House have guidelines for how to know when it’s okay to go back, as well as a phased roll-out plan for different kinds of businesses based on meeting certain criteria. Individual states are releasing similar plans.
So far, these plans typically require:
(Note: many places are still behind in having tests available for all symptomatic people, and there are reports of false negative results, both of which would presumably impact the validity of meeting any of the above criteria).
Once a state qualifies, there differing plans for who gets to return and when. Find out what your state is planning to see when you might be allowed to reopen.
When it comes to actually getting back in the office, there are extensive procedures that need to be followed in order to keep your company and your customers safe and healthy.
Like everything else right now, this can all seem daunting. But having the right processes and tools in place will help you be able to control what you need to do, which includes finding ways to:
That all adds up to a system for both collecting and pushing out data, one that you can customize to work for your company, industry, and location.
That could look like a system of forms, including:
Automating these processes will not only help keep people safe, it will also ensure that their time is being spent doing the work you need them to do.