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University Hospitals launch ‘restart playbook’ to help businesses safely reopen

It includes information on what employers need to know and guidelines on how to keep people safe.
Credit: WKYC

CLEVELAND — For businesses preparing to start reopening throughout Ohio, University Hospitals is hoping to help.

UH has released a “Healthy Restart Playbook” with guidelines to help businesses move forward while keeping safety precautions in mind.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, UH has been assisting the community through one-on-one consultation and town halls with infectious disease and safety experts, as well as providing information on best practices for staying safe,” said Dan Simon, MD, Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer of University Hospitals. “The creation of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook is an extension of care for the local community, offering resources to help business and non-profit leaders jump-start their recoveries while taking proactive steps that help reduce the likelihood of a second surge.”

You can access UH’s “restart playbook” HERE.

“These resources aggregate key recommended best practices in alignment with current guidance from federal and state agencies,” UH officials noted in a press release. “Additionally, UH infectious disease experts provide context and simplification of the material to help employers as they navigate their reactivation implementation plans, arming businesses with strategies for a safe and healthy restart.”

The playbook includes:

  • Information on what employers need to know.
  • How to keep people safe.
  • Guidelines for environmental safety.
  • Recommendations for building trust with employees and customers.
  • “Ask an Expert” feature enables local businesses to submit questions to UH experts.

“The materials and resources provided by UH are intended for informational and educational purposes only,” UH officials said. “This information should not be used as a replacement for medical or legal advice. Employers are solely responsible for complying with all applicable legal requirements and making decisions regarding their operations and employees based on their individual circumstances and company policies. Since what each employer does is specific to its needs, please contact University Hospitals if looking for specific advice.”

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