Business Planning & Response Reopening & Returning to Work As you craft your return to work plan it should be tailored to your business’s unique needs and should follow local and state regulations, in addition to safely and successfully transitioning your employees back to work. Here are a few resources to help you design your plan:Steve O'ConnorOur Loss Control Specialist has gathered helpful information for reopening in a post COVID-19 world and highlighted areas of change that may be more than temporary.COVID-19 Reopening for Business in a Post-Coronavirus WorldBack to Work SafelyThis site, sponsored by AIHS, wants to help businesses safely reopen and re-engage by offering expert, industry-specific guidance. https://www.backtoworksafely.org/National Safety CouncilNSC has resources available as part of it's SAFER framework; Safe Actions for Employee Returns. This framework is aimed at helping employers prioritize safety as they return employees to traditional work environments and schedules. Safe Actions for Employee Returns SAFERGreater Omaha Chamber The Greater Omaha Chamber has created a guide to reopening for our region titledWe Rise Recovery Plan.KPAKPA has a collection of resources to help organization return to work safely, including webinars and state specific regulations. Return to Work Safely - Webinar SeriesReturn to Work Safely as States Reopen from COVID-19HRInsights Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 PandemicDesigning a Post-Coronavirus Office Ongoing Strategies To help keep your employees and their families safe now here are a few strategies you can implement today:Encourage Staying Home when SickEmployees should notify their supervisor and stay home until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours.Coughing & SneezingCover your mouth and nose with a tissue, if you don't have a tissue sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.Hand WashingWash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/Routine CleaningClean frequently touched surfaced in the workplace like workstations, courntertops and doorknobs.Prepare for TravelReview the latest guidance and recommendations for each country. Encourage employees to check themselves for symptoms and stay home if they are sick.Response PlanCreate or review your response plan and ensure it has been communicated to your employees.Develop and implement an awareness campaign using the CDC’s resource that best suits your organization. CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers For more information visit the CDC's webpage: CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersOr download the guide here. The Council | The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers The Council is a commercial insurance and employee benefits trade association who promotes growth and drives the industry forward. Their COVID-19 resource page has Operational Resources covering Business Continuity, Leadership, Mental Health and Working from Home.https://www.ciab.com/covid19/operational-resources/ US Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs. https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resourcesFunding OptionsThe CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programhttps://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19Paycheck Protection Programhttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-pppSteptoe & Johnson's 5-page document on the Paycheck Protection Program Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry The Nebraska Chamber's Loan and Grant Assistance page offers exclusive tools to assist with financial relief options including a comparison of the federal programs. https://www.nechamber.com/loan-and-grant-assistance.htmlThe US Chamber of Commerce has additional resources and guides available. https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Nebraska's Department of Economic Development is assisting businesses during our ongoing response to COVID-19. Their page offers information about their efforts in addition to information from the Departments of Labor, Insurance, and Health and Human Services. http://opportunity.nebraska.gov/nded-covid19/#CDBG Response Plans KPA Article: How Employers Can Manage Coronavirus Anxiety and SafetyForbes Article: Business Planning for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Remote Work KPA Article: Preparing your Company for Coronavirus Might Mean Embracing Remote WorkAmTrust Financial: Coronavirus: Best Practices for a Work From Home PolicyForbes: Coronavirus Have You Working Remotely? 5 Tips to Work From Home Zoom: Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic Legislative Updates & Compliance Learn more Prevention Learn more Risk Management & Loss Control Learn more Benefits & HR Learn more Helpful Links Learn more Coronavirus Learn more Resources are provided as information only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice.