Owning or running a business demands extreme attention to countless variables. But that has never been truer than in the past year as we faced an unprecedented global pandemic. Nothing went unchanged. But we’re also determined to get back to work safely and thoughtfully.

So, where do you start? Use the info below to form your own response to potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposures in your business. You’ll also find links to reliable guidance from reputable sources, so you can get a plan in place and get back to it.

Responding to a COVID-19 exposure

COVID-19, as we have seen, can significantly change how we do business. Being ready to act early and anticipating potential scenarios can greatly impact how your business weathers this storm. Variables related to an exposure – or what qualifies as an exposure – can be confusing and time-consuming to research. This page will help you and your business anticipate some of those potential scenarios and proactively form a plan to address them if they arise. We’ve sourced information from reputable sources to help you plan, anticipate, and react to COVID-19 so you can continue to do what you do best.

Sample workplace protocol

Credible sources for the latest COVID-19 info

Information and recommendations concerning COVID-19 change rapidly. Keep these links handy so that you can get the latest quickly and keep work working. The Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Small Business Administration are credible sources in a sea of information.

Business tools and guidance

Small business financial resources

Testing sites

Montana Department of Health & Human Services

What to do if you are sick

Vaccine updates

Contact tracing

Contract tracing – information for employers

Managing stress and anxiety

Operating schools during COVID-19