COVID-19 Business Recovery Guide

COVID-19 Business Recovery Guide

In the early months of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted wide-sweeping shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders across the United States. These unprecedented times have been challenging, to say the least. Thank you for all that you’re doing to help mitigate COVID-19’s health and economic impact in the Fredericksburg region. 

COVID-19 has impacted every business differently. Some were able to shift to a remote work model, while others adjusted operations or closed their doors entirely. Moving forward, we know you’re anxious to reopen your doors. We want to help you do that as soon as possible.  As we advocate to state officials for a pathway to safely ease restrictions, we want you to be prepared. We have gathered resources to help you navigate the reopening process.

Forward Virginia:  Phase One

#SafeReturnFxbg - A Guide to Responsible Re-entry to the Workplace -  The Safe Return Fxbg Guide provides a road map for organizations of all types across the region to use as we re-open our workplaces, while considering the public health needs of our workforce, stakeholders, customers and community. (Work In Progress)

Virginia SBDC – Recovery resources for small businesses – Recommended process and checklist to help guide you through the reopening process. Site includes recorded webinars on topics to help you navigate the recovery process.

US Chamber of Commerce – A Guide to Reopening Your Business -  Site includes tools and strategy you need to communicate with your employees, customers and business partners.  You can sign up for a Virtual Series connecting you with leading experts for advice and inspiration on how to restart your business and thrive during and after coronavirus.

US Chamber of Commerce -  State-By-State Business Reopening Guidance - Find guidelines, timelines, and other reopening information for employers.

National Retail Federation – Operation Open Doors Checklist – Highlights key topics to consider as retailers seek to re-open operations.

OSHA Publications – COVID-19 and the Workplace -  Resources to help reduce your exposure risk while practicing social distancing and hand hygiene