While COVID-19 has altered the lives of millions across the country, many states have begun implementing plans to guide businesses into reopening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on safely reopening businesses across the United States. While there will likely not be a sense of normalcy in the foreseeable future, the guidelines allow American businesses to gradually return their workforce and resume operations with a stepwise action plan to resume full capacity.

Nationally, to reopen businesses should complete a plan in accordance with the CDC’s COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Response Plan guidance. The response plan should outline disinfection protocols and other requirements. Each business can slow the spread of COVID-19 by following state and local health officials’ guidelines.  As an employer, your plan should be specific to your industries workplace, identify all areas with potential exposures to COVID-19, and control measures to reduce such exposures. If you are not sure where to begin in preparing your safety plan, Proactive’s Infection Control team can help. Proactive’s Infection Preventionists can develop a customized safety plan for your business that meets the CDC requirements, follows IOSHA standards, and facilitates the safety and well-being of both employees and customers.

Proactive Infection Control is located in southwestern Indiana and is dedicated to helping businesses across the country safely reopen their doors. In addition to business-specific consultation, Proactive offers Infection Free Workplace Webinars that provides small business owners with timely, relevant, actionable information on returning to work safely following the COVID-19 pandemic. Precative’s consulting services include development of a customized business assessment and action plan for employee and customer safety. These services may be completed remotely to follow social distancing guidelines while allowing assisting businesses across Indiana to achieve compliance with the state mandate.

Proactive’s consulting team includes experienced infection preventionist nurses certified in infection control, and occupational therapists with expertise in operational task analysis.

For more information on Proactive’s budget-friendly infection prevention and control support services visit infectionfreeworkplace.com or call 812-471-7777.

Learn more about the CDC’s guidance to safely reopen at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html