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Reopening Your Small Business: Advice From Epidemiologist Dr. Kavita Trivedi

Reopening Your Small Business: Advice From Epidemiologist Dr. Kavita Trivedi

Update: 2020-09-01
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As many restaurants and offices prepare to reopen their doors, it can be very tempting to simply resume “business as usual." However, while the number of COVID-19 cases are certainly in decline, this health threat is still far from over and business owners need to continue enforcing the proper safety protocols if they want to protect their employees and customers. In this episode, Jon Aidukonis and Gene Marks along with special guest and epidemiologist, Dr. Kavita Trivedi, examine which precautionary measures you need to implement before you reopen your small business.







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0:46 —Today's Topic: How Do I Keep My Small Business Safe Once We Reopen?



2:23 —The most effective masks are those which you can comfortably wear throughout the entire day without moving them.



5:23 —Small business owners need to carefully consider the logistics of their building or operational facilities. Having a clear understanding of your building's sanitation, ventilation and screening practices will make it easier to develop a set of appropriate safety guidelines.



6:58 —You also need to make sure that your office layout is equipped with internal barriers to further prevent the spread of any possible contagions.



7:57 —In order to maintain your current client base, your customers need to see your staff actively demonstrating proper safety measures, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.



11:09 —Prior to their return, employees should practice all the new safety strategies at home so that they can implement them at work.



13:28 —Your employees also need to be comfortable enforcing all these new protocols when they are with their fellow coworkers and clients, even if they are met with resistance.



15:09 —Face coverings will not only help protect you, but also all the people you interact with.



20:01 —If you decide to purchase face masks for your employees, it helps to offer a variety of masks so that they can use one that is most comfortable for them. In addition, you should require employees to have a minimum of three masks that they clean and can rotate throughout each week.



26:38 —For liability purposes, business owners should reach out to professional safety consultants to ensure that their facilities are as safe as possible.

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Reopening Your Small Business: Advice From Epidemiologist Dr. Kavita Trivedi

Reopening Your Small Business: Advice From Epidemiologist Dr. Kavita Trivedi

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