Maryland Association of CPAs Offers Reopening Guidance

Maryland Association of CPAs Offers Reopening Guidance

Looking to help its members make sense of the many varied (and often contradictory) back-to-work requirements of federal, state and local agencies, the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) has compiled a collection of best practices for organizations as they move toward reopening.

The MACPA document presents recommendations from health care, government and business experts as the generally accepted best advice available for how business leaders can safely return to work. Much of the guidance stems from work done by the Professional and Financial Services Recovery Advisory Group, whose recommendations include the following:

  • Maintaining physical distancing within the workplace
  • Requiring face coverings in public spaces of multi-tenant buildings
  • Minimizing the need to touch things as much as possible
  • Requiring 14-day self-quarantine for any employees with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test
  • Providing appropriate signage or other communication methods to inform all persons using the facility regarding the information above
  • Providing sufficient cleaning supplies and handwashing facilities

“Reopening our businesses in this environment goes way beyond unlocking the door and turning on the lights. It’s a complex process that involves considerations in a number of areas, including health care, human resources, business strategy and risk management,” says MACPA president and CEO Tom Hood. “A number of agencies have released terrific guidance on how to protect our teams and organizations as we return to work. This document is an authoritative collection of what we believe is the best advice available.”

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