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How should we communicate the reopening of our practice to staff?

It is now time for your practice to reopen to full capacity after being closed or having limited office hours. As soon as a date has been determined, details of the plan should be shared with all staff members. Consider the following:

  • Notify each staff member of the date and plans for reopening
  • Confirm that each employee will return and at the same employment status
  • Develop a recruitment plan for any open positions
  • Consider using a temporary agency for open positions while recruitment is underway

Clinical and business operations have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the changes, new policies and processes will need to be developed and communicated to the staff. The CDC recommends practices develop and implement appropriate policies in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance and informed by industry best practices for:

  • Employees returning to work for confirmed or suspected COVID-19
  • Social distancing
  • Sanitation
  • Personal protective equipment

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All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.