Reopening - New Normal with COVID19

The approach to reopening from the legal department perspective can be summarized in three words:
"Plan. Execute. Document.”

Cleanliness is very important with this virus. This novel coronavirus is a bi-layer, or envelope, virus, meaning its DNA or RNA is surrounded by a lipid layer. “That’s important very important because it creates a weak spot for the virus,” he said. The lipid layer can be disrupted by soap and water—which is why health officials have stressed handwashing since the outbreak began. The most effective approach is to clean an area with soap and water first, then add a disinfectant. (Source: Environmental Safety Considerations for Returning to Work)

State Reopening Comparison Guide

States have differing rules and requirements on how professional and personal services, retail, construction, and other industries are allowed to operate. To more easily compare states against one another, MultiState’s COVID-19 State Reopening Guide provides a condensed numerical rating based on 11 factors, with states ultimately ranked from “most open” to “least open.” The guide also has links to each state's reopening plan.

SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns

The National Safety Council is excited to share the first output from the SAFER task force – a framework summary identifying six critical areas employers must prioritize as they consider reopening and returning employees to traditional work environments. 
The Six Areas: 
  1. Physical Environments
  2. Medical Issues
  3. Stress, Emotional and Mental Health
  4. Employment and Human Resources
  5. Communication Needs
  6. External Considerations
Get the Safer Framework |  Safe Actions for Employee Returns: Playbooks
Designed to help America's employers align worker safety with business objectives.