In the face of the continuing coronavirus outbreak, LaMothe Services, LLC is committed to the health and well-being of our local communities and around the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that given increasing risk to the general public for contracting the coronavirus (Covid-19) we should always be prepared.
In addition to staying informed, what proactive action steps can businesses take to keep your employees, customers, and business healthy?
Prepare your employees. The CDC recommends that, “during a Covid-19 outbreak, all sick employees should stay home and away from the workplace, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene should be encouraged, and routine cleaning of commonly touched surfaces should be performed regularly.” If your business has employees, explore policies and practices to prevent exposure. Help direct them to official resources (such as the CDC) as it relates to the coronavirus.
Share your plan with customers. To alleviate concerns, per the SBA, consider sharing what measures you are taking in the interest of your community’s health. Display your plan at your business location and/or on your marketing channels, such as e-mail, website, or social.
Identify help in your community. The CDC also states, “coordination with state and local health officials is strongly encouraged for all businesses.” Local authorities will have a pulse on neighborhood conditions and will be able to respond quickest in a time of need. Take the time now to learn about plans in place in your communities and share yours.
Update your business plan. Amend your plan to deal with disruptions to your regular business operations. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation shares best practices to handle potential business interruptions in times like these. Be ready to implement new strategies to safeguard your employees, customers, and business partners as best you can.
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Sharon at Sharon@LaMotheServices.com.
Thank you and stay healthy!