“At-home service providers, including residential tradespeople, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have been deemed “essential” by state and federal governments and have continued to provide their services to residential customers. Other at-home service providers were viewed as “non-essential” and have been out of work during the shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders. Many businesses have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate a return to work as states start to relax shelter-in-place and stay-at-home restrictions. At-home services is represented across a multitude of sectors, including home-health care. However, the guidance discussed in this document does not address home-health care (for more information on home healthcare visit CDC’s website).”
“With stay at home and shelter-in-place restrictions beginning to lift, Rideshare, Taxi, Limo and other Passenger Driver-for-Hire companies are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed as they transition back to normal operations.”
“The restaurant industry has quickly adapted to stay at-home or shelter-in-place orders across the U.S. Many establishments have come up with unique solutions such as: offering reduced menus, drive-thru or curb-side pick-up, using apps and texts to manage orders, no contact delivery, combo or boxed meals that fare better in to-go containers, and even implementing robotics for food handling. The industry has also stepped up to support communities, including donating food at risk of going to waste to local food banks, and offering free coffee and snacks to essential workers such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and hospital employees. With stay-at-home restrictions beginning to lift, restaurant owners are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed before reopening”
“Small and medium (especially non-chain) hair and nail salons have been very challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic as they are viewed as “non-essential” by state governments. Many have been forced to lay off or furlough key staff members, which may complicate reopening as states start to relax shelter-in-place and stay-at-home restrictions. With such restrictions beginning to lift, hair and nail salons are faced with difficult questions that must be addressed before reopening”
“The recommendations here are made by America’s workplace health and safety (OHS) experts, the industrial hygienists of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. For more than 80 years, AIHA has been helping industries around the world protect workers from short and long-term illness and injury on the job. “
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.