Sector Specific & Small Business Guidance for Reopening Business

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The pandemic has affected different industries differently — likewise, the reopening process will vary by sector. Here are sector-specific guidance from some of the leading industry associations and government sources:

For restaurants: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Restaurants and Bars and National Restaurant Association’s Reopening Guidance

For retailers: National Retail Federation’s Operation Open Doors

*Eagle County Retail Store Specific Guidelines

For home service providers: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for At-Home Service Providers

For construction businesses: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Construction Environments

For gyms and fitness facilities: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Gyms and Workout Facilities

For office-based businesses: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for General Office Settings

For hair and nail salons: AIHA’s Reopening Guidance for Hair and Nail Salons

For airlines: CDC’s Interim Guidance for Airlines and Airline Crew

For childcare programs: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Childcare Programs

For camps and youth programs: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Camps and Youth Programs

For schools: CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree for Schools

Additionally, here are links to Eagle County Public Health & Environment’s Industry Specific Guidance:

Small Business-Specific Guidance


Download this step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country. The playbook includes safety and sanitation guidance, communications advice, and other best practices information.

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Read the latest reopening content from CO—by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

5 Experts on How to Manage Employees Through Difficult Times

4 Business Owners on How They’re Reopening Their Businesses Post-Coronavirus

Expert Advice on How to Support Your Employees During a Crisis

3 Trend Forecasters on the Business World After Coronavirus


CDC and OSHA Guidelines and Resources


CDC’s Reopening Decision Tree Guide for Employers

CDC Coronavirus Resource Center for Businesses and Workplaces

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Updated May 2020)

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Workplaces and Businesses

CDC FAQs: Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Workplaces

CDC FAQs: Healthy Business Operations

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


Additional Resources


White House’s Opening Up America Again Guidelines

Find your state government website and state agency websites (

National Safety Council’s SAFER (Safe Actions for Employee Returns) Report

American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Back to Work Safely Guides