Ready to reopen your business? 6 things to consider

1.   Scheduling

If your business is open to the public, you could consider changing your hours to support a staggered schedule. For restaurants and retail stores, consider creating a buddy system for employees to swap shifts if they need to care for children or sick family members.

For instance, instead of having everyone come in from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., some employees could work on-site for half their shift, such as 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and others could work on-site from 1 p.m.  to 4 p.m., while continuing to work from home the rest  of the time. This may make it easier for you to stay staffed, while keeping everyone appropriately distanced.

Starting with abbreviated hours is another reopening option businesses are experimenting with. Many have even considered making the return to the workplace optional.

Before taking any of these steps, make sure to consult with the CDC guidelines and appropriate professionals, including local public health…

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