Return to Work After COVID-19: What a Small Business Needs to Do


After weeks of social distancing and non-essential businesses shutting down because of COVID-19, the time is just about here when people can start returning to work again. As a business owner of a small business, this means you can finally get back to your routine and generate revenue, making up for the lost time. However, though it may seem easy just to call your employees up and tell them their start date, coming back after a pandemic is not the same as a typical leave of absence. It involves much more planning, alterations, and even entire protocol restructuring if need be to comply with new OSHA and CDC regulations and guidance. Though you can find a complete checklist on everything you need to do with the HR Toolkit, here is a simple breakdown so you can truly understand what you need to do before your employees return to work.

1. Safety First