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How to Prepare Your Business for the Second Wave

By August 27, 2020Covid-19, Employees, Employers

Are the new flare-ups of COVID-19 across the country and elsewhere early warning signs of a second wave?

With the goal to keep your business operational, we recommend the following:

  1. Review your response so far. Has it worked? What could you have done differently?

  2. If you haven’t, conduct a COVID-19 hazard assessment now.

  3. Draw up contingency plans for a possible return to a lower stage of opening – even a full lockdown.

  4. Keep your emergency contact list up to date. Include alternative contact methods.

  5. Record contact information for all visitors for contact tracing purposes.

  6. Continue monitoring COVID-19 in your area so you know what stage your region is in and how the pandemic is trending.

  7. Ensure you have enough PPE and other supplies on hand. Line up preferred suppliers now.

  8. Keep employees engaged in minimizing COVID-19 hazards.

  9. Increase your efforts to minimize employee stress and anxiety. The risk of burnout and other mental health issues will only increase. What can you do to minimize this risk?

  10. Consider your options for continuing or restarting health and safety training, including orientation training if you are hiring new employees or bringing employees back after an extended period away from the workplace.

Jess Watt

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