As businesses reopen following the relaxation of stay-at-home orders intended to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic, some experts are predicting a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Regardless of a potential second wave or paused re-openings, the way companies do business has changed and those changes are likely to be the new normal for keeping customers, clients, and employees safe into the future. Even so, here are some ways you can prepare your business should a second wave of COVID-19 emerge.
When the coronavirus pandemic began, paper products, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPEs) were difficult to source. Now, while they are more readily available, maintaining a reasonable amount (not hoarding) could help your business should the supply once again be disrupted.
Re-Assess the Way You Do Business
If possible, you have probably adjusted to remote work for your employees during the pandemic closings. Now is the time to assess the effects those changes had on your business and implement new policies to help your employees be their most productive whether in the office or working from home. Many businesses are making positive changes with remote services, alternative schedules, and enhanced software and equipment for employees.
Cross-Train Your Team
If some of your workforce were infected with Covid-19, you were probably faced with the challenges of covering their work while they recovered. Cross-training is essential for ensuring the work gets done when an employee or employees are ill. Training everyone in the use of remote technologies and having at least two employees trained to fulfill every crucial role can keep your business going should a second wave become imminent.
Evaluate Your Finances
In the wave of shutdowns during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses saw their finances take a hit. If your business escaped the worst, evaluate your finances now, before a potential wave. You’ll want to make sure your business is appropriately staffed, and you have funds set aside, just in case.
Institute Safety Guidelines
As a business owner, it is your responsibility to institute safety guidelines for your company based on the information provided by national, state, and local government authorities and public health agencies (coronavirus.gov, CDC, FDA, OSHA, your state and local government’s websites). The nature of your business will also determine specific safety protocols you may need to follow to keep everyone safe. Social distancing, face coverings, hand sanitizer, and handwashing, along with supplying PPEs for employees, monitoring employees’ health, implementing a meticulous cleaning schedule, and fine-tuning work areas (barriers, social distancing, etc.) are now simply part of ongoing safety standards.
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing
Signature Maids’ Signature Sanitize can help ensure a rigorous cleaning schedule to keep your business disinfected and sanitized for the safety of your customers and your employees. The Signature Sanitize process delivers the latest in disinfecting and sanitizing through the use of electrostatic atomizers and an EPA disinfecting solution named Vital Oxide. The combination successfully sanitizes every surface in your business, destroying 99.999 percent of viruses and bacteria. Vital Oxide kills Covid-19, Influenza, Hepatitis, and other viruses along with bacteria, mildew, mold, and allergens without leaving a film on your surfaces. The touchless Signature Sanitize process requires no rinsing or wiping, reducing the chance for cross contamination.
With Signature Sanitize, your employees and your customers can rest assured your business is thoroughly disinfected. You can count on Signature Maids’ Signature Disinfection and Sanitization Service to clean and disinfect your workplace, ensuring every touchpoint is sanitized completely. The professional team at Signature Maids is ready to help you keep your employees and your customers safe in all the phases of re-opening and in the event of a second wave of coronavirus. Call today!