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Businesses navigate uncertainty around reopening rules

May 25, 2020
Business owners are calling the NFIB with questions about how different rules work in different states, and sometimes different counties within those states.
As states — and counties — begin reopening at different stages, it can be hard for businesses to know what they can and can't do.
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When will consumers start feeling better about the future?

May 25, 2020
As states relax lockdown rules, consumers may start to feel better about the current situation. The future might take longer.
A reopened Indiana barber shop in mid-May. Consumer confidence may be improving as people begin to return to their usual activities.
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What is it like to reopen a restaurant right now?

May 20, 2020
The restaurant industry faces a huge challenge: not just how to reopen safely, but how to make customers feel safe.
A restaurant reopens its in-person service in Brookhaven, Georgia, on April 27.
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How one hairstylist is preparing to get back to work

May 12, 2020
As Idaho reopens, Ashley Nelson is getting back in touch with clients and hoping they will be loyal to her.
Ashley Nelson, a hair stylist in Boise, Idaho, hasn't taken an appointment since mid-March.
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Stores and restaurants are reopening, but should you go back?

May 11, 2020
An informal Twitter survey shows that safety concerns stirred by the pandemic are keeping people away.
A waitress wearing gloves and a mask carries food at a Tennessee restaurant on April 27. Tennessee was one of the first states to reopen restaurants.
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Reopening could mean redesigning schedules as well as floor plans

May 1, 2020
Without space to social distance, a 4-day workweek could give workers room.
A worker disinfects workspaces in an office. Fewer workdays could reduce the number of people in one place at one time.
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Offices prepare for post-virus return to work

Apr 22, 2020
Expect a lot less open floor plans, more partitions and more touchless doors and elevators.
Workspaces where people sit across from each other might not be the best idea when we return to work.
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How fast can the economy restart? It depends on how consumers feel

Apr 14, 2020
And those feelings may change between now and the lifting of stay-at-home orders.
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