Reopening Roundup

Resources, Guidance & Examples

Communities across the country, and around the world, are eager to reopen businesses and rebuild the economy. The approach to the restart varies greatly by state, region and municipality. As a result, business leaders are left with more questions than answers as they navigate this confusing environment to get back to work.  

During which phase can my business reopen? Are there special requirements for my industry? Do I need to screen my employees before they return to work? What personal protective equipment do I need on hand to reopen safely? How will social distancing guidelines impact my employees and customers? Am I going to get sued? When we reopen, will my customers be ready to return?

It’s no surprise that chambers are being relied on as a trusted source of information in the communities they serve. Chambers are fielding questions, launching toolkits, holding webinars, working to boost consumer confidence and more.

Below are a few excellent resources and many examples from chambers of all sizes.

National Resources

  • The U.S. Chamber launched a new Reopening Business Digital Resource Center that includes state-specific guidance, industry sector-specific guidance and more.
  • The National Governor’s Association maintains a state-by-state summary of reopening plans and state actions addressing business reopenings, along with other resources here.
  • The National Association of Counties shares a variety of research and data tools, along with policy resources and reports the fiscal impact to counties.
  • National League of Cities, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, launched the COVID-19 Local Action Tracker to collect and share actions taken by local leaders in response to the pandemic.

 

Chamber of Commerce Reopening/Back to Business Resources

 

Share your back-to-work resources with Will Burns at wburns@acce.org and we will add them to the list.

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