πŸšͺ If you open, will they come ? 🚢 πŸšͺ

NY State on PAUSE is scheduled to end next week, May 15th and businesses all across the Empire state are going through the guidelines to re-open when their region is ready and move NY Forward. The tweet below links to the much discussed, draft CDC Guidelines, which may or may not be the outline on which NY’s are based.

A neighbor shared a nice write up on how the virus spreads. Whether you agree with this course of action of re-opening or believe it is happening too quickly, make sure to take precautions. Staying safe is the best way to get us back to a pre-COVID state or as close to it as possible. For individuals, that means:

  • practice social distancing, six feet minimum, and consider wearing a mask or some type of facial covering when/where that is not practical
  • frequently disinfect your hands: sanitizer or soap and water
  • limit time spent at social gatherings, large or small

More importantly, business owners should take every measure to secure their workplace. One of the top priorities should be reducing worker density. Food packaging businesses are seeing the most new cases, due to the proximity of workers to one another, lack of protective measures, and noisy environments requiring projecting one’s voice and, by extension, droplet transmission. Precautions include

  • continuing work from home, staggering shifts where applicable
  • making sure all employees are clear on safety and hygiene protocols
  • limiting unnecessary travel and visitors

With NY State on PAUSE scheduled to end, business owners need to get creative and employ new technology where available. Below is another video on using streaming technology for schools, but this certainly can apply across industries. For those businesses that rely on face to face interactions or have been impacted by the scarcity in delivery mechanisms begin implementing Appointment Retail.

Stay healthy and keep streaming!

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