The Alabama Technology Network (ATN), an entity of the Alabama Community College System and local MEP center, developed a Return to Work Plan as a response to COVID-19 to help guide small business and industry in their effort to resume operations. ATN’s plan is based on COVID-19 guidance and best practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Alabama Department of Public Health and other governmental regulations and guidelines as announced. This plan is available to anyone that seeks direction on employees returning to work. In addition, ATN staff, who has extensive manufacturing experience in Environmental Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Food Safety will be available to answer any questions remotely and aid individual companies with a personalized plan. For questions regarding the Return to Work Plan or to receive a personalized plan for your company, please contact returntowork@atn.org.

    As the MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) center in Alabama, ATN provides companies with services and access to public and private resources to enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs and expand capacity.


    The purpose of this document is to suggest ideas you may wish to consider as your business/industry moves towards reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no one size fits all solution. Before implementing any of the ideas suggested in this document you should evaluate and independently determine, with the assistance of your legal counsel as appropriate, the legality and effectiveness of the potential application of the suggested idea to the particular circumstances of your company/business. As the intent of this document is to provide suggested ideas for your independent consideration only, Alabama Technology Network accepts no responsibility for any result or circumstances arising from or related to your decision to put to use or not use any idea suggested herein. This is a living document which is subject to revision or further development at any time.

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