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With our scientific understanding of the COVID-19 virus rapidly changing, constant improvement is critical. NSF has the expertise to continuously review and evolve protocols based on changing public health risks and the latest scientific research.
Preparation and planning are essential parts of a successful opening. Spacing and plexiglass, ordering ample PPE for staff, installing hand sanitation stations and displaying social distancing signage to clearly articulate your COVID-19 preventative measures are crucial. It’s essential for staff to understand the policies and procedures you have in place to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 – clear communication of expectations, repercussions and how to handle customers who don’t comply must all be part of an operating plan.
For any COVID-19 preventive program to be effective, businesses must introduce new processes and create new habits, from rigorous sanitation protocols and social distancing practices, to controls for shielding employees and customers from unnecessary interaction, limiting indoor capacity and increasing air ventilation.
All businesses that are reopening should be watching out for the three Cs:
When reopening and operating a business during the pandemic, it’s important to:
NSF has 75 years of public health, hygiene and infection control experience, and a strong heritage in health and environmental science. We understand how to manage the transmission of infectious disease and we can now bring this expertise to new sectors and businesses that need our support.
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