Opening Your Business in a Pandemic

Here we are in the middle of a Pandemic the likes of which have not been seen in almost a hundred years.  People are wanting to re-open their business; people are wanting to get back out and back to normal.  How do you know if your business is ready to re-open?

Well that isn’t an easy question to answer but there are resources here in Minnesota on what are the basics.  MN DEED is a great source of information.  They have separate sections for both employees and employers to help guide them.  Of course keep in mind that this is a constantly changing and evolving situation so things are likely to change on a daily or weekly basis.

What are the things to consider when re-opening your business.  Well besides what the official guidelines might be the main consideration should as always be the safety of your customers and employees.  If you can’t provide a safe environment for your customers and employees you shouldn’t be open.

Here is some information that might be of assistance to you.  These are templates created by the State of Minnesota to guide businesses on re-opening as of April 27 2020.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template – Word document | PDF

Checklist guidelines for creating a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan – Word document | PDF

— if those links have changed here are the documents that are stored in this website

—— Preparedness Plan template – Word DocPDF

—— Check list — Word Doc  – PDF

Here is an additional source of information for businesses MNOSHA is a continually updated page.

The state of Minnesota has been ahead of the curve on things.  We can do this right if we keep the thoughts of Safety in our minds first and foremost.