Re-opening Your Business Resource Center
As states start to embark on reopening plans, you might have a lot of questions about what to do next and what the new guidelines are. We created this resource to help you navigate all the different areas you may be thinking about while reopening.
The first step of reopening is creating your plan. Below are resources that will help you make one specific to your location and business. Each state and industry has different regulations. As the CDC and other entities publish their regulations, we will keep this list updated.
- Step one is to understand the guidance for your specific state. Stare with this interactive map that will show you what level of opening your state is at and the guidelines associated.
- Create a flyer for your business to inform customers what you are doing. This state specific tool will ensure you get the right information on your flyer.
- An interactive view on which states are re-opening and what will be re-opening next presented with cases of COVID-19 in each state.
As part of your plan, you’ll need to consider how to keep your employees and customers safe.
- Worker safety and support resources from the CDC.
- How to bring your employees back after COVID-19
- Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces
- Creating a questionnaire for your employees is a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s a template to get you started.
- Inquiring about employee health comes with some legal considerations. Read this to be clear on what you can and cannot ask.
Once you have your reopening plan ready, it’s time to start thinking about how to welcome your customers back. Consumer habits have changed during this time. How your customers want to shop now and what they are shopping for may have changed. Use these resources to understand new ways you can reconnect with your customers.
Lastly, and most importantly, you need to have a plan for how you will bring back your team. You’ll need to communicate new procedures, potentially retrain, and make them feel safe returning to work. Now is a good time to update your employee management policies as they may have changed due to the current situation.
- How to welcome back employees and make them feel safe
- Update your employee attendance policy with clear info for employees who are sick
- Remember, communication with your employees is more important than ever.
As a When I Work customer, you have access to features that will help you communicate, plan, and share your reopening plans. Below you will find features that may be useful to you during this time and how to use them.
- How to use doc storage to share new safety policies
- How to add back deleted employees
- How to reach out to all your employees at once
- How to add tasks (i.e., disinfecting your station) to shifts
- Flexible scheduling options
- More FAQs and answers related to re-opening answered here from the CDC.
- Workplaces have adopted flexible self scheduling at a faster rate than we’ve seen before. Read more about this and more trends at the Hourly Workforce Index.
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