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Johns Hopkins Offers Free Guide to Reopening Your Business


Governors across the nation are starting to ease the lockdown measures in a careful attempt to re-open the economy. This does not necessarily mean that businesses can operate the same way they did before the start of the pandemic. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHU) has come up with an operational toolkit to assist businesses in navigating the complex process of reopening. This assessment is aimed at reducing the health-related uncertainties of running your business in the COVID-19 era.  

Here we provide a brief overview of how to use the Business Risk Worksheet and Assessment Calculator provided by JHU.

Business Risk Worksheet: The business risk worksheet provided in this guide measures the potential risks of transmitting the virus at both the operational and individual levels. After completing the assessment, you can determine if the policies you currently have in place make it safe to open your business in the coming weeks or if it is necessary to implement stricter guidelines to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. 

Assessment Calculator:  The assessment calculator asks questions about your normal business operations. There are two stages to this questionnaire, the first stage gives you a risk score while the second stage gives you a modification score. The higher the risk score, the higher the danger of exposure to you and your employees. However, the higher the modification score, the easier it is for you to reduce the spread of the virus.  

We believe that these resources can be useful for all types of businesses regardless of size and location.  However, please remember that this tool is meant as a guide and you will need to make specific adaptations for your business.  For more information and to access the tools, please use this link

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