Coming Back After Covid In 7 Steps

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

A Local’s Guide to Re-opening Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis; 7-Steps for Safe Return

This is an unprecedented time we are all living through. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in our community who have lost friends and family, and to all the heroes working on the frontlines to keep everyone safe from harm.

For anyone who runs a small business, re-opening after Covid is critical, so that we can continue to feed our families, and pay our bills. Perhaps some governmental relief helped bridge the bad times, but most of us would like to focus on how to get our doors back open — safely. And that is going to depend on a very careful and complete plan for your business operations.

Establishing a SRS — ‘Safe Return Strategy’

‘The Spur’ has come up with a guide that we are following to reopen our business, and we thought it might be helpful for other local businesses, too, as we are all navigating these unknown waters together. We estimate that Governor Cuomo will allow many businesses to reopen by mid-to-late May, so now is the time to build a Covid -19 ‘Safe Return Strategy — SRS’ that will keep your employees, your customers and your own families safe during this crucial time.

A vital part of your strategy has got to be getting your clients, and your employees, to feel confident that you are maintaining appropriate cleansing and safety standards to safeguard them. Businesses that want to survive will present their intentions, with crystal clarity, to workers and customers alike — thereby attempting to answer every and any question, before it is even raised. Make your plan and share it with the world — let them know you care!

And BTW, a sound strategy is not just a ‘nice to have’ — it’s the law! Businesses that don’t comply with emerging new rules will face the possibility of expensive fines — and even litigation. Covid-19 is going to be with us for a while, so we need a plan to work with it, and not expect it to go away anytime soon. Check out our