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Resources for reopening your downtown business: PPE, guidelines and sector best practices

May 5, 2020 Written by Jessica Thesing

Published in Downtown News and Blog

As you prepare your business to safely welcome employees and customers, the state advises, and in some instances requires, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)--face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other items--for everyone at your place of business. 

Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can acquire a PPE Push Pack at no charge through the State. Register here to receive your PPE Push Pack.

The State has also compiled a vendor list of Utah companies where you can purchase PPE and other critical supplies.  A Mask for Every Utahn ensures every resident can access a personal mask.

As we prepare to reopen our businesses, go back to our offices, and move about downtown, we must continue to practice social-distancing and take personal responsibility to minimize the spread of COVID 19.

Governor Herbert has declared a moderate risk phase (orange phase) for most Utahns.  Accordingly, the state Department of Health has published guidelines for individuals and businesses. Please note that high-risk individuals should continue to operate under the high-risk guidelines.

Be safe. And let’s support one another as we adapt and innovate.  Do you have information or best practices to share?  Send it to and we can amplify it here.

Here are helpful resources we received recently:

The State of Utah: Community Resources
Cushman and Wakefield: Retail Readiness Essentials Checklist
Cushman and Wakefield: Warehouse Readiness Essentials Checklist
CBRE: Reopening The World’s Workplaces
CDC: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Goldman Sachs: Top of Mind: Reopening the Economy