Reopening Your Business During The Pandemic? Here Are The Top 3 Things You Should Focus On

Who wants COVID-19 to be done and over with? We all do! It has affected many aspects of our lives, especially the economy, which has taken a huge blow — things have been very slothful and many businesses had to close their doors.

On the bright side, a lot of entrepreneurs shifted their focus to running their businesses online and after a prolonged period of closure, other businesses have begun to open their doors again. While this may seem like a good thing for the economy, many health and safety issues for customers, employers, and their employees have to be addressed.

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What should employers focus on?

  • Protection for their employees and customers

“Everything in life has to have balance”
— Donna Karan

It’s no secret that work is important and it’s what helps many of us to afford the lifestyles we want. However, without a sound health how can we enjoy the fruits of our labor?

In the current situation, safety can’t be neglected. Employers can make sure that whether it’s a cashier’s counter, retail counter, or food service counter, they put acrylic sneeze guards in place to protect both customers and employees.

The focus should be on quality rather than cutting costs. Durable, high-quality acrylic sneeze guards can be used without costing the employer much money to procure and set up.

  • Prevention against the spread of viruses

“True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.”
— Don McPherson

COVID-19 is a new virus with unknown long-term potential, so we should be really careful not to spread it. If businesses are going to reopen their doors, employers should make sure that everyone sticks to the social distancing guidelines and wears personal protective equipment in their business.

They must make sure that everyone wears masks, gloves, shields, and uses sanitizers. Also, they should put up splash guard acrylic panels that lower aerosol transmission of infectious pathogens.

  • Efficiency

“We don’t manage time, we manage activities within time.”
- Bernard Kelvin Clive

Employers must make sure that the workspace is organized so that there can be free movement in and around it throughout the workday. Because there will be interaction among different people, they must sanitize the environment often.

There shouldn’t be unnecessary crowding that will slow down the workflow. Employers can make customized safety panels that fit the unique layout of their business to help with the efficiency of the work process. Freestanding safety panels that are easy to assemble and move will make cleaning and sanitizing much easier.

As anxious as we are to get back to the way things were, it doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going anywhere anytime soon. What we’ve got to do is make sure that we take all precautions to stay safe and healthy while we navigate through our new “normal”.

The best of me is yet to come.