As some of us are heading back to the office for the first time in many weeks, we need to consider changed demands and expectations due to COVID. When we return to work we must provide a path towards safety while ensuring compliance. Perhaps adapting the mantra, “Stay within the rules, protect colleagues, and save our firms” while adhering to the guidelines put forth by the government.
The health and safety of the workforce is everyone’s top priority as we consider how to return to work and bring operations back to normal. There is of course a moral, ethical and legal concern regarding everyone’s well being. And from the business perspective, safeguarding employees is paramount because no plan to resume normal operations can succeed without a road map. What to do if someone becomes infected or if someone is exposed? This resource contains guidelines and links for many governmental protocols.
According to the CDC, Businesses and employers are encouraged to coordinate with state and local health officials to obtain timely and accurate information to inform appropriate responses. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies. CDC has guidance for mitigation strategies according to the level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19.
Take advantage of this complementary resource to remain compliant and keep your employees healthy and safe. Also check out our COVID-19 Resources page for more helpful tips.