Resuming On-Site Operations After a Shutdown

A caution sign reading "Face Masks Required Prior to Entry" posting in a factory aisleDuring COVID-19, many business buildings have remained idle or are operating at a reduced capacity, leaving some maintenance to fall by the wayside. When not routinely attended, a building becomes susceptible to deteriorating conditions and other issues of neglect. That’s why it’s vital to form a team tasked with reopening the site and inspecting the grounds to make sure it’s safe for staff members. When resuming on-site operations after a shutdown, having a plan in place can ensure a seamless transition. [Read more…]

Outdoor Dining: Safety Considerations for Restaurants

Plastic out door dining bubbles with tables and chairs inside to make for safe COVID-19 dining at restaurantsDespite the opposing forces of tightening COVID-19 restrictions and the beginning of a long and cold season, restaurants are seeking ways to stay operational. Many restaurant owners are considering outdoor dining structures – such as yurts, pods, and tents – to keep customers warm while also limiting COVID-19 exposure. However, there’s the risk of numerous legal and safety repercussions should a restaurant neglect the proper precautions. It’s vital that business owners carefully evaluate the viability of outdoor dining and the overall safety considerations for restaurants. [Read more…]

Tips for Having a Safe Halloween During COVID-19

A Jack-o'-Lantern sitting atop green grass and yellow and orange leaves wearing a surgical mask of its mouthIt’s no secret that this Halloween is going to be much different than any we’ve experienced. This year has come with challenges that have shifted the typical joyful spookiness of the holiday into an atmosphere a bit more unsettling. Despite social distancing and additional safety precautions in place, Halloween will likely still carry the accompanying perils and potential liabilities, along with a few new risks. Refer to our list of helpful tips for having a safe Halloween during COVID-19. [Read more…]

What to Do If COVID-19 is Discovered in The Workplace

Two members of a professional sanitation crew clean the surfaces of a restaurant in hazmat suits after COVID-19 was discovered in the workplace.COVID-19 is a microscopic adversary, making it extremely difficult to detect its presence until it’s too late. Despite the measures your business takes to defend against the virus, there’s always a chance of an outbreak – an employee can contract it outside of work, a sick patron may disregard their quarantine, or the virus can travel into the establishment via a delivery. No matter how the contamination enters your business, it’s important to know what to do If COVID-19 is discovered in the workplace. [Read more…]

Choosing the Right Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance Policy

A senior woman signing a live insurance policy after choosing the right beneficiary for her life insuranceLife insurance is critical when it comes to securing the welfare of your family, especially now in the midst of a global pandemic and financial instability. However, as important as it is to have life insurance, it’s equally important to choose the right beneficiary. You want to ensure it’s someone trustworthy and will use the funds the way you’d want them to. However, sometimes it can be difficult to go through all the loved ones in your life and single out just a few options, but it’s essential to take great care when choosing the right beneficiary for your life insurance. [Read more…]

How to Make the Most of a Social-Distancing Summer

A senior couple planting a garden, depicting a way to enjoy a social-distancing summerSummer’s officially begun, and many of us don’t want to let it go to waste, given the harshness of New England winters. But with the global pandemic putting a hitch in all our plans, it’s difficult to put a positive spin on this warm-weather season. However, although summer festivals, summer camps, and vacation plans have been canceled, there are still safe ways to have fun for you and your family. In this blog, we will discuss some of the ways to make the most of a social-distancing summer. [Read more…]