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The future of our businesses and the economy depends on the choices that we make today.
Community-driven neighborhoods typically filled with our favorite places to visit, eat, or shop are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
Reactive is the best way to describe the approach that local, regional, federal governments, and businesses have taken towards the challenges of the pandemic.
Further measures and restrictions have been placed on many newly classified, non-essential businesses throughout Canada and the United States due to increases in COVID-19 cases. Small businesses, especially in the food and hospitality industry, have been hit the hardest with requirements, such as dining restrictions. Social Distance Management sees what these community-driven businesses are going through as an opportunity to provide them with needed support and resources to transition to being productive while remaining safe.
Social Distance Management calls for the business community to adopt universal standards of Social Distance Compliance to promote uniformity and prevent repeat lockdowns. The biggest issue for many business owners is the lack of leadership. John Hopkins University is calling for a total “reset” on the Federal Response to COVID-19 as the U.S. just past 150,000 Coronavirus deaths and has over a quarter of the world’s active cases, with 4.5 Million confirmed. In the last month alone there has been 1.9 Million positive test results.
North America is at a critical juncture as September approaches and the discussion of reopening schools in-person has fierce criticism.
Lack of clarity and preparedness on local levels in relation to public health risks must be addressed. Social Distance Management suggests that protocols to take preventative measures in local populations starting from Phase 4 of the WHO “Pandemic Phases” must be done swiftly to prevent extreme lockdown or further restrictive measures and disruptions in daily life.
Throughout North America, individual jurisdictions and business owners have been given autonomy in their re-opening strategies with basic frameworks for sanitation and containment provided by the government. While there have been resources and procedures put forth throughout various networks, Social Distance Management calls for the business community to adopt universal standards of Social Distance Compliance to promote uniformity and prevent repeat lockdowns. Collaboration amongst political and health officials along with the business community has never been more important.
SBE United will be hosting a small-business summit comprised of a series of small business conferences with the first commencing on November 25th, 2021 in Oshawa Ontario. Featuring expert guest speakers, safe business operation education, opportunities for networking, and an award ceremony for small business and community champions, these summits provide a platform for raising the much-needed capital for small businesses
We believe there is no such thing as non-essential business. Join the conversation on February 9th, 2021 we will be hosting a live webinar to discuss how we can move towards improved business continuity rather than further lockdowns.