Business Planning & Response

Reopening & Returning to Work

As you craft your return to work plan it should be tailored to your business’s unique needs and should follow local and state regulations, in addition to safely and successfully transitioning your employees back to work. Here are a few resources to help you design your plan:

Steve O'Connor

Our Loss Control Specialist has gathered helpful information for reopening in a post COVID-19 world and highlighted areas of change that may be more than temporary.

Back to Work Safely

This site, sponsored by AIHS, wants to help businesses safely reopen and re-engage by offering expert, industry-specific guidance.

National Safety Council

NSC has resources available as part of it's SAFER framework; Safe Actions for Employee Returns. This framework is aimed at helping employers prioritize safety as they return employees to traditional work environments and schedules.

Greater Omaha Chamber 

The Greater Omaha Chamber has created a guide to reopening for our region titled


KPA has a collection of resources to help organization return to work safely, including webinars and state specific regulations.


Ongoing Strategies

To help keep your employees and their families safe now here are a few strategies you can implement today:

Encourage Staying Home when Sick

Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours.

Coughing & Sneezing

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, if you don't have a tissue sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

Hand Washing

Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

Routine Cleaning

Clean frequently touched surfaced in the workplace like workstations, courntertops and doorknobs.

Prepare for Travel

Review the latest guidance and recommendations for each country. Encourage employees to check themselves for symptoms and stay home if they are sick.

Response Plan

Create or review your response plan and ensure it has been communicated to your employees.

Develop and implement an awareness campaign using the CDC’s resource that best suits your organization.

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The Council | The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

The Council is a commercial insurance and employee benefits trade association who promotes growth and drives the industry forward. Their COVID-19 resource page has Operational Resources covering Business Continuity, Leadership, Mental Health and Working from Home.

US Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency dedicated to helping small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Funding Options

The CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Paycheck Protection Program

Steptoe & Johnson's 5-page document on the Paycheck Protection Program

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Nebraska Chamber's Loan and Grant Assistance page offers exclusive tools to assist with financial relief options including a comparison of the federal programs.

The US Chamber of Commerce has additional resources and guides available.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED)

Nebraska's Department of Economic Development is assisting businesses during our ongoing response to COVID-19. Their page offers information about their efforts in addition to information from the Departments of Labor, Insurance, and Health and Human Services.

Legislative Updates & Compliance

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Resources are provided as information only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice.