May 14, 2020


WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched anew digital resources centerwith tools and guidance to help employers reopen their businesses safely and sustainably while keeping their employees and customers healthy and informed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Part of the U.S. Chamber’sPath Forward initiative, the resources center includes several new resources for business owners across America as they prepare to return to work, including:

  1. Employee Screening Questionnaire: The new six-question samplequestionnaire represents a consolidation of questions required or recommended by states’ employee screening guidance as well as input from member companies of all sizes and sectors participating in the Chamber’s Return to Work Task Force.It includes questions to ask employees when they initially return to work as well as questions to ask employees weekly and daily.
  2. Small Business Reopening Playbook:The new four-page guide includes seven steps to help small business reopen as restrictions are lifted across the country and Americans prepare for a “new normal.”
  3. Compilation of Industry-Specific Guides: The reopening process will vary by sector. From restaurants and retailers to hair salons and gyms, the site includes eight sector-specific guidance from some of the nation’s leading industry associations and government sources. More will be added as they become available.
  4. State-Specific Health Guidelines:The resources center also features an interactive map and state-specific information to help businesses navigate different public health guidelines across state lines.

“Americans are eager to get back to work as soon as it’s safe to do so—to earn a paycheck and continue to support their families,” said Suzanne Clark, president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Any return to work must prioritize the health and safety of employees and consumers, and business owners across America need clear guidance at the federal, state, and local level on how to reopen their businesses safely and sustainably. The Chamber’s new resource center will help businesses as they prepare for a new normal, and how our nation’s public and private sectors manage this transition will determine how quickly we can stage an economic comeback.”

The U.S. Chamber will routinely update the resources center as additional guidance and information become available. the latest information.