Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Reopen your business safelyUpdated: June 5, 2020
Throughout the challenges presented by this crisis, Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing EVERY business the latest resources, guidance and insights they need.
Based on best practices, Lanesboro Chamber has compiled the following guidance and suggestions to assist your business in an effort to provide a safe workplace for yourself, your employees and your customers as they come back.
♨️ On Friday, June 5, Governor Walz issued a new executive order loosening the restrictions beginning Wednesday, June 10 to continue the process of reopening the economy and return to work and activities. Click here to view reopening guidance from DEED.
→ URGENT AND IMPORTANT: ALL BUSINESSES (CRITICAL AND NON-CRITICAL SECTOR) WHO PLAN TO OPEN OR ARE OPEN MUST HAVE COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN BY JUNE 29, 2020
Lanesboro Chamber has compiled the following guidance and suggestions to assist your business in an effort to provide a safe workplace for yourself, your employees and your customers as they come back:
REOPEN ACTION PLAN: 1-2-3
→ WRITE COVID-19 PLAN:Source: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/
From Governor Walz: Prior to loosening restrictions for a given setting, businesses must Create, share, and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that sets out the actions they are taking to ensure social distancing, worker hygiene, and facility cleaning and disinfection necessary to keep workers safe.
What you may need to help writing the plan...
COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instructions (English versions updated May 13, 2020): Download MS Word Template » | PDF »
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html
Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index .html
Hospitality Minnesota: https://www.hospitalityminnesota.com/coronavirus
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry: https://www.dli.mn.gov/updates
... and industry-specific resources:
→ SHOW OFF THE WORK:
Your completed business preparedness plan is not required to be submitted to DLI for approval, but needs to be made available upon request. We encourage you to communicate the safety efforts to your Employees, Community and Customers that you've taken the Extra Steps and are doing everything possible to keep all safe in our community. In example:
post a link to your Preparedness Plan on your website;
print and display posters and signs (collection of resources below);
use the fact-based, general language talking points sheet in communication with media
➽ WITH LANESBORO CHAMBER:
Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce is leading a "Stay Safe in Lanesboro" Marketing Campaign: if you'd like to participate, please follow the task requirements below.
By working together, sharing ideas and collaboratively rethinking our approach to tourism marketing, we will overcome this crisis facing our industry.
Coronavirus Communication Tools:
"Stay Safe in Lanesboro" Marketing Campaign
➽ ACTION PLAN:
When ready, submit your COVID-19 Preparedness Plan » to Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC). IMPORTANT: please make sure the plan is saved in pdf format and follows the name schema: covid19pp-[business_name]-[YYYY-MM-DD].pdf (example: covid19pp-lanesboro_area_chamber_of_commerce-2020-05-15.pdf)
LACC Member, Tom Manion of Manion Law Firm has graciously offered his time to review the plans upon request.
After submission, you'll be entitled to receive a "Stay Safe in Lanesboro" packet including a code snippet to place on your website and a dated assurance certificate to sign, print and display (see example);
Your Plan will be featured on lanesboro.com for the public to view
Our "Bucket List Challenge" (LACC Members: see details here) continues with our "Stay Safe in Lanesboro" Campaign.
REQUIREMENT: SUBMITTED PREPAREDNESS PLAN TO LACC
➽ Order "Stay Safe in Lanesboro" Window Decals:
Make the most of that valuable real estate and promote the "Stay Safe in Lanesboro" message.
Self-leveling film won't bubble when installed wet (see guide below)
Sticks to flat glass
Inside-Glass Surface: Printed on the cling side, designs are seen through the glass surface. This protects the decal from weather and wear.
Clear background: 180-micron PET film. Clear custom window decals look like part of the glass, and they give people an unobstructed view into your space.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are inside-glass and second surface the same thing?
A: Yes. Inside-glass decals are also known as second surface custom window decals.
Q: How can I avoid bubbles when I apply my custom window decals?
A: “Wet application method” is recommended (see below)
Q: Can I reposition custom window decals?
A: Yes. To reposition your decal, just peel it off the glass and follow the steps outlined in our application guide below.
➽ Application Guide
With these four steps, you can easily get your custom window decals set up and ready to go.
Make sure your surface is clear of any dust or particles.
Cover the glass with a mix of warm water and dish liquid.
Peel your decal off its backing and place it on the glass.
Start from the center to smooth out liquid or bubbles.
3. STAY SAFE
Eat well, sleep, and exercise. Taking care of yourself will improve your resistance to infection and resilience in managing difficult business situations. And of course, wash your hands all the dang time and don’t touch your face, or anyone else, for that matter.
We encourage you to be proactive, exercise an abundance of caution, and stay up-to-date. Below are two ABSOLUTE MUST-WATCH videos, courtesy of our friends at the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce (thank you!) and Dan Mesenburg, Regional Training Manager/Business Consultant, ServiceMaster Restore:
Path Forward: Deep Dive in Reopening Your Business SafelyRecorded May 12, 2020 - Starts @ 16:12 | View Slide Deck
Path Forward: 5 Steps to Reopening Your Business SafelyRecorded April 28, 2020 - Starts @ 0:16 | View Slide Deck
More useful links:
The starting place for all industries is the comprehensive federal guidance provided by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
MN Chamber of Commerce: Return to Work Safely Best Practices and Guidelines (pdf)
MN Chamber of Commerce: Return to Work Employer Checklist (pdf)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance (interactive page)
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is an ongoing, rapidly developing situation. LACC encourages its members to monitor publicly available information and to always follow federal, state and local health organization guidance and government mandates. This information is intended to assist LACC members with top line guidance when dealing with a range of matters related to COVID-19.
The information provided herein is obtained from publicly available sources, including federal agencies and governmental entities, member companies, other leading trade associations and consultants. This information may vary and will be updated depending upon current situations. As there is yet much to learn about COVID-19, please be advised that LACC gives no assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Further, the information contained herein is provided for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.