EAST LANSING, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Healthcare, a leading resource to healthcare providers to improve patient care, efficiency and save money, today announced that it has launched Reopen for Business, an employer-focused program to help enterprises prepare for a safe and secure reopening that protects employees and customers.
With more than 36 million Americans filing for unemployment since March 2020 and businesses experiencing severe financial distress, there is a critical need for companies to reopen. Yet, employers face difficult decisions to open under the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines which have come under criticism for a lack of detail and specificity. This has prompted business decision makers to go above and beyond their standard operating procedures in order to protect employees, customers, and their reputation.
“Because of this void and the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 virus and the ever-changing medical landscape, a back-to-work program with physician oversight is essential for the safety of employees and those with whom they come into contact in and outside of the workplace,” said Steven A. Schnur, MD, a physician leading the charge to create implementable COVID-19 policies and procedures in the work place.
A programmatic approach to employee safety will help shield employers from unnecessary liability. These good faith measures will make sure employers are complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards to protect employees and provide proof of compliance for future audits.
“Business owners who implement the most visible and confidence-building solutions will stand the best chance to stabilize their workforces and balance sheets during this transition. Protecting themselves from potential legal liability will help redirect their energies to serving customers and planning for the future at a moment where that future seems so uncertain,” said Brian Panessa, a healthcare attorney and co-founder of Republic Healthcare.
The Reopen for Business program may be used comprehensively or stair stepped, depending on the needs of individual business owners.
- Protect Your People with the “I’m Healthy Today” physician-led Employee Wellness Management Program, available on a reasonable per-employee, per-month model. Through this program, employers have access to COVID-19 testing, medical tele-visits, contact tracing, and containment through safety protocols for all industries.
- Clean Your Place by going beyond clean to fully protected with the MicroBIOstatic Clean nano-coating for work surfaces. MicroBIOstatic Products use EPA-registered antimicrobial technology to disinfect and protect surfaces for up to 90 days at a time.
- Get a PPE Plan that ensures the safety of employees with antimicrobial face masks and hand sanitizers.
Republic can immediately support enterprises of all sizes to execute a robust back to work strategy, which can be initiated collectively or as individual elements. To learn more about the Reopen for Business program, please visit www.republic.healthcare/reopen.
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