Reopening Retail Won’t Be Easy, But These 4 Steps Will Make It Safe

Reopening stores and restaurants is top of mind as some states take their first steps toward getting their economies moving again. But reopening these businesses is more complex than most people realize, and the “after” state will be very different from what we were used to before the pandemic. Openings have never been done at the speed or scale about to be attempted. In normal times, fast-growing retailers might open a few dozen stores in a year; in the coming weeks they’ll need to reopen thousands of locations across the country—in a short timeframe, often with fewer staff due to furloughs and illness. And they’ll have to do this on an unpredictable rolling schedule, with strict health requirements that vary state by state. Read more at Fast Company.