A rolling wave of business closures across the United States has forced manufacturers to respond in agile ways. Many essential businesses have continued to operate as usual on their production floor but have often sent their office employees to work from home. As states and other municipalities discuss their plans to reopen, there are many considerations to make about if and when to return the full workforce to a physical facility.

These are some considerations that manufacturers shared in recent NAM and MLC webinars as they navigate the path forward. Note that this is not guidance from the MLC or the NAM, but examples of what companies are doing as part of the pandemic crisis response.

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Please note that these are intended as a helpful reference point and this is not legal advice. We still recommend consulting with your appropriate regulators and key stakeholders, including legal counsel, before deciding on how to best proceed with your company’s operations. These are simply “examples of what others are doing” not guidance from the MLC and NAM.