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How Manufacturers Can Prepare for Additional COVID-19 Challenges


  • May 18, 2020

Sam Moses co-authored an article in IndustryWeek about how manufacturers can navigate a patchwork of reopening guidance and prepare for additional challenges with COVID-19. He wrote:

As the rate of new COVID-19 infections is beginning to flatten in parts of the country, President Donald Trump and governors are beginning to plan for relaxation of stay-at-home orders and the reopening of business operations. Manufacturers and other business facilities will likely resume operations gradually, often with additional mandatory or voluntary safety measures in place.

Because COVID-19 could surge again once communities begin to come out of physical isolation, companies should consider procedures for:

  • Monitoring employee health to determine who should stay home.
  • Determining which parts of the workforce can remain working from home initially.
  • Having clear visitor and vendor facility visitation and employee travel protocols.
  • Continuing extra sanitation and social distancing for those returning to work.
  • Training and communicating to employees about what is expected as they return to work.

We have been tracking state and local orders for our manufacturing and distribution clients across the country, as well as providing tips for how they can navigate them. Here are some things to keep in mind as different areas go through different stages of opening and, potentially, closing again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to read the full article. IndustryWeek is a leading magazine in the manufacturing industry, with approximately 900,000 page views a month by executives, decision-makers, and other manufacturing professionals.