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The Budd Group pandemic reopening checklist

Is your workplace preparing to reopen? Before you dive back into business as usual, understand that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 is still a public health threat and that all businesses and individuals must continue to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. If you want to keep yourself, your employees, and your customers/guests safe and healthy, you’ll have to be strategic and cautious in your approach to reopening. Here are 10 crucial items to include in your office reopening checklist. ...

The Budd Group open sign that reads, "Open: Business as New Normal"

All across the United States, local economies are gradually opening back up. This is exciting news for business owners, employees, and customers alike. However, this staggered reopening does not mean that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 has suddenly vanished. Indeed, this virus is here to stay, at least until a suitable vaccine has been developed and distributed. Businesses must remain vigilant as they reopen to ensure the health and safety of their workers, customers, and guests. And some businesses are at...

The Budd Group reopening social distancing surveillance

COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) has created such a stir around the world in large part because of its novel nature -- simply put, medical experts and researchers still have much to learn about the disease, though new information is being discovered each day. Among the things we do know is that many people may become infected with COVID-19 without presenting any symptoms (asymptomatic transmission), contributing to its high rate of community spread.  Now, as various regions begin to reopen public...

The Budd Group reopening COVID-19 ppe

Over the past two months, several regions in the U.S. have made numerous sacrifices to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 spread. These efforts have been largely successful, and many areas are now moving towards the next phase of this pandemic: slowly reopening their economies. This is great news for those who have been furloughed or forced to work at limited capacity during this time. However, returning to work doesn’t mean everything has returned to normal just yet. The risk of transmitting...

COVID-19 hand sanitizer and mask by a pool

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic continues, plenty of confusion and concern remains regarding what precautions to take in public and how we should be behaving. Generally speaking, the U.S. government and organizations like the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) have taken a broad, cautious approach to minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19, while states, counties, and towns have come up with more focused guidelines based on their particular circumstances. Businesse...

IAQ has the same impact on human health as does the outside environment. However, IAQ is typically two to five times more polluted, and in some dire cases 100+ times more polluted, than outdoor air. Schools have the added imperative to keep indoor air quality as pristine and healthy as possible because children, whose bodies are more susceptible to pollution for a number of reasons, spend the majority of their days inside them. This article will touch on the important steps we can help your sch...

Many independent schools have wellness policies in place, or have begun the process of implementing one. In a 2015 NAIS survey, 21 percent of independent schools that responded reported that they had a health or well-being policy. Wellness is an integral piece of the health and prevention puzzle, but schools who only address student wellness miss an incredible opportunity to keep teachers and staff healthy, save money, reduce teacher burnout and improve student outcomes. Wellness is the ...

First and foremost, you have to ask the right questions. Asking those questions makes a significant difference in getting the honest answers that will sway your final decision. Let us help you navigate the process with this list of questions for each step in the interview and bidding process. What? The first question—above all else—is for you. Before you meet with any potential commercial landscapers, make sure it’s worth your while. Do they offer the services you are looking for? Ofte...

Here’s How Helpful LinkedIn Recommendations Are, According to 16 Hiring Managers

Endorsements and recommendations are NOT the same. We live in an evermore hyperconnected world in which many people are getting jobs already based on word-of-mouth recommendations and connections—someone always knows someone who knows someone with whom a job seeker could connect via some form of social media. So do hiring managers even read the recommendations and endorsements on LinkedIn anymore (or have they ever)? And, if so, how important are they? We reached out to hiring managers t...

Your business can’t be its very best without the very best janitorial service at its side. Therefore, choosing a provider is a major decision for your operation. Let’s outline how to select a janitorial partner for great service. Look for Local Providers The partner you select must be reliable. Local companies have a leg up in this regard because they can respond to your needs more quickly. Additionally, janitorial providers in your area may offer more competitive pricing without sacrifici...

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