Seems like everything is about COVID-19 these days.
We recognize that COVID-19 has turned everything on it's head; schools and conferences canceled, entire workforces are operating remotely and unemployment is the highest it's been in years.
It seems that we are trending positively, and many states are starting to reopen or at least outline what the reopening plan looks like, albeit with health and safety precautions in place. In this edition of our compliance newsletter, we're rounding up some insights on what states are planning and what considerations they're taking to reopening businesses.
Settle in, whether you're quarantining at home, or an essential service worker (thank you for keeping us running!) and check out this compilation of remote business practices and reopening plans:
Conducting Internal Investigations Remotely during COVID-19
Although some states are looking to start reopening, not every business will reopen at once and some may consider expanding remote operations as part of their regular strategy. Internal investigation and audits don't stop just because of COVID-19, and certainly may become more of a remote practice if remote work becomes more common place. This 15-minute podcast highlights all the best tips on handling internal investigations while working remotely.
New York State Issues Guidance for Reopening Businesses
Keep up with the changing reopening conversation
New York was hit hard with COVID-19. Now, they're laying the groundwork for where and which businesses can open up and when. It also sets rules for what will need to take place once businesses are back up and running (i.e. social distancing measures, wearing masks, etc.)
Massachusetts COVID-19 Update:
Governor Outlines Four-Phased Approach to Reopening
Phased opening with continued safety measures
Massachusetts is also providing guidance on how it plans to open its economy back up.
Reopening Texas: Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders
Details on executive orders and health precautions for the state of Texas
Texas joins the growing number of states looking toward reopening and providing guidance to businesses and residents.
Pennsylvania's Data-Driven COVID-19 Reopening Plan Begins
Counties in the "Yellow Stage" may begin reopening
See Pennsylvania's data-driven methodology and ranking system for when counties can begin reopening.
Return to Work Guide for COVID-19
An Actionable Guide for Any Organization
Our team of workforce experts compiled a comprehensive guide for the many factors organizations should consider as they develop your organization's return to work plan.
Create Peace of Mind
If you manage a workforce population, there may be other new legislation that could impact your compliance. Don't try to sift through each new wave of policy changes; contact an expert who can help. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!