On May 1, Governor Jay Inslee shared a four-phase plan to gradually reopen Washington State’s businesses.
A successful transition back to work and reopening our businesses is pivotal in the health and safety of our employees and customers as well as the restart of the economy and the Thurston Chamber remains committed to advocating for businesses and sharing resources.
To assist businesses in re-opening, the Chamber has developed a Smart Restart Toolkit to help organizations develop a reopen plan that breaks down the information into manageable action plans and checklists.
Teams will need to adjust to new cleaning and disinfecting protocols to protect employees and customers from the spread of the virus while remaining profitable as well as implementing physical distancing procedures and possibly other industry-specific measures.
Within this toolkit, there are resources for preparing businesses, office spaces, and employees following recommended COVID protocols. It includes information from Washington State on specific requirements for reopening as well as resources for developing safe business practices and educating employees.
The Chamber has published additional resources online at the Thurston Chamber Resources page, including guidelines from L&I, OSHA, the CDC, and state and local governments. They’ve also posted industry-specific resources, updated regularly as they are released so that your business can stay up-to-date on fluid policy changes and additions.
The Smart Restart toolkit is now available as a free downloadable PDF at ThurstonChamber.com. The Thurston Chamber has also developed an interactive Smart Restart web page that contains links to sector-specific information that is fluid in nature as well as links to the most up-to-date safety guidelines published by public health agencies. Businesses and community members can find additional COVID-19 resources at ThurstonStrong.org.
For more information about the Smart Restart Toolkit, please contact Emily Sixta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 357-3362.