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How to Plan Your Business Reopening Strategy

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Make no mistake: The world of work will never be the same again.

Just as 9/11 changed how the world travels, the COVID-19 pandemic will change how we work. These changes will extend to how individuals commute, enter workplaces, interact with others, manage tasks, and more. In a post-COVID-19 world, work not only has to be safe, it must also be “clean and assured.”

At some point, these mandatory shutdowns and restrictions will start to ease, and businesses will be allowed to reopen. It will be a gradual shift, with some industries allowed to reopen before others. There will be rules and new standards for how workplaces operate in a post-coronavirus world.

If you are one of the many businesses waiting for the green light to reopen, this is the time to prepare so you are ready to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Here are 3 reopening strategies every business should consider:

  • Ensure buildings are safe, secure, and sanitized.
  • Create and monitor effective rules and adjustments to workplaces and work practices (social distancing, office, and workstation arrangements).
  • Promote the health and safety of employees and customers, including personal protective equipment, thermal wellness monitoring, and establishing isolation protocol in the event of an illness.

Things are likely to be quite different after the mandatory shutdowns and restrictions on businesses are lifted. There may be crowd limits and social distancing practices that continue long after businesses can reopen.

This is the time to think about how you might need to change your business or shift your focus to address the changes that are likely to occur in the wake of COVID-19. Are there other products or services you can offer that would make more sense given the crisis we will be emerging from? Is there a different way to offer your services or get your products to consumers, such as more online or virtual options?

You also need to take added care regarding the cleanliness at your business, particularly any community spaces like a shared kitchen, cafeteria, or conference room. Consider taking additional measures to ensure a clean workplace.

As you look to the future and prepare to reopen your business, know that Teachout Security Solutions is here to assist.  We gained much firsthand experience while providing services in a variety of environments throughout this entire pandemic.  We believe this has positioned our team well for moving forward and supporting changes for the “new normal.”

When you identify a need, such as security staffing and wellness monitoring, or have questions about any re-opening security strategies, call on a trusted advisor and partner–Teachout Security Solutions, a Michigan-based company. Our objective is to keep you, your business, and your employees safe and secure. Contact us to learn more.