How Businesses Can Safely Reopen in Lexington

May 11, 2020

As local Lexington businesses are striving to re-open from the COVID-19 / Coronavirus shutdown, there are important procedures to take to shield from potential risks. During the government's recommended phases of re-opening businesses, managers and owners need to consider all safety and security concerns. Our team at Bates Security has gathered security solutions and best practices that could benefit your operations.


Kentucky Healthy At Work


Governor Andy Beshear encourages the commonwealth to remain healthy at home with a slow and safe transition to staying healthy at work. Federal and state protocols have been provided for limiting the spread of COVID-19 that can be found here

Utilizing Security During Re-opening

Proper Screening

Access Control: Limit visitors as they attempt to enter your business and integrate intercom systems to allow proper screening method upon entry.   

Fever-Detection Solutions: By using Bates Security body temperature measurement solutions, screening areas of large groups can be safer by regulating buildings  where increased body temperature is detected. There are many different solutions and Bates Security can help you decide the best option for your needs.

A Safe Re-Opening

Follow OSHA Guidelines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released several recommendations for fighting COVID-19 in the upcoming weeks of businesses re-opening.

Create a Safe Workplace

While providing employees with proper safety supplies and reducing human contact is essential, keeping the entire workplace healthy is ideal. Monitor employees' health and comfort levels as they return to normality in the office. 

Office Adjustments

Normality will not return all at once, for it will be a slow transition. Some helpful suggestions that other businesses are implementing...

  • Continuing social distancing with new office arrangements.
  • Encouraging staggered break times.
  • Discontinuing non-essential travel. 
  • Providing workers with adequate cleaning supplies.
  • Continuing virtual meetings. 

If you need help with creating a safety and security plan in your organization, reach out to us for a free security evaluation of your business.

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