In the wake of COVID-19, things will look quite different as businesses begin to reopen. Social distancing and crowd limits will most likely continue as restrictions are lifted and more businesses are able to open. Now is the time to address the changing landscape and its effect on how business will be conducted.
Consider what other products or services you can offer that may be of value. Are there alternate ways of offering your services or getting your products to consumers, such as more virtual options or online ordering? If you have been able to remain open during the quarantine, should you continue offering your products and services in the same manner, making it a permanent part of your operations?
On Monday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) together with the National Retail Federation (NRF) outlined a three-phased plan ( click link ) to reopen businesses. The general guidelines call for strong health and safety protocols that include social-distancing, the use of gloves and face masks, in addition to limiting occupancy.
In addition to the guidelines outlined by the RILA and NRF, we have found the following industry specific guidelines recommended by trade associations for salons, health clubs, spas, restaurants, and medical services. We encourage you to use these resources to help you determine when and how to reopen your business.
- American Barber Association’s Guidelines for a Smart Restart for Barbershops and Salons in America
- 18 Safety Considerations for Your Health Club Reopening Plan – International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association
- Spa Reopening Toolkit by the International SPA Association
- National Restaurant Association Guide to Reopening
- American Dental Association Guidelines
- American Medical Association Guidelines
- OSHA – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- CNN – This is where all 50 states stand on reopening
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