(photos courtesy of Defense Leadership Forum, Luke Backus at the 2019 West Coast SBDC Summit)
Considering reopening, or more fully resuming your business operations? There are several resources available to provide guidance on safety measures. Government contractors and small business employers should review the latest recommendations from the CDC and OSHA.
Reopening for each state has been gradual and taking place in a non-uniform manner. To ensure a smooth transition, review executive orders from your state governors. They will have the most up-to-date directives and orders listed on their dedicated websites. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has an easy to digest map of reopening guidance by state.
Basic principles to know:
- Be aware of local business obligations.
- Consult with relevant managers and advisors (both internal and external)
- Stay abreast of developments on a state and federal level.
- Document decision making process.
Reopening best practices:
- Consider conducting a risk assessment, applying any office modifications and preventative measures.
- Develop written policies and procedures in-line with current state and safety guidelines.
- Consider allowing flexible work options for employees.
- Update cleaning and PPE protocols to fit local safety guidelines.
- Listen to employee concerns.
To make sure you are on top of all safety guidelines and directives, keep an open line of communication with your contracting officer. Our dedicated COVID-19 team of financial experts are ready to jump in and support your accounting department through these uncertain times and in the years to come. We believe in providing timely, accurate financials to give you the tools to make the best decisions possible for your unique situations.