While it may be impossible to create an entirely safe environment during this pandemic, there are steps you can take now to reduce the risk for your employees. Consider taking the City of El Paso’s Pledge to Safety. This is a self-monitored program in which businesses promise to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees, offer training and check employees for symptoms. The CDC also offers an extensive resource for businesses and work places which you can find by clicking here.
Many of the protocols which will keep your employees safe can also help keep your customers safe. While customers are the lifeblood of your business, minimizing in-person interactions could be an important tool to reduce the risk. The CDC offers guidance on redesigning workstations and re-imagining customer interactions. That guidance can be found by clicking here.