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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Business Operators in Miami

miami coronavirus lawyer for miami business operatorsTHE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SERVES BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS IN MIAMI  

How can a business owner or operator avoid being held liable for spreading COVID-19? According to the CDC (Center for Disease and Control), businesses should take measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among staff and customers by implementing measures inline with the CDC's suggested safety guidelines. 

In Miami, the Personal Injury Staff at the Perazzo Law has done research into business operator negligence and how a business can avoid suffering additional losses from the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade and Broward. With the enforced business shutdown, many small business operators have suffered significant losses, with some having to go out of business despite filing a business interruption claim for compensation from their insurance provider (see Business Interruption Claims). 

By gathering information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the FDC (Food and Drug Administration), the Perazzo Law Firm has put together a concise list of guidelines for business operators conducting their commercial activities a vast number of areas. 

If you are a business owner or operator being sued for COVID-19 related situations, contact the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation. Our Miami-Dade Personal Injury Staff is ready with the best possible legal representation in Miami.  

KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AS CORONAVIRUS-FREE AS POSSIBLE

Making sure a business operator can offer safe goods and services to its customers and staff is a huge challenge in the coronavirus days. Thus, the personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm have provide business owners and operators with the following guidelines for successfully running their business and steering clear of a personal injury lawsuit for COVID-19 related negligence or wrongdoing in Miami.

WHAT TO DO TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS HEALTHY

There are many things a business operator can do to protect the well-being of its staff and customers to avoid being sued. These include:
  • Instruct employees and staff to implement coronavirus prevention measures. :
  • Provide quality cloth facial coverings to all staff members
  • Supply staff with quality disposable gloves that are renewed after extensive use or after each shift
  • Enforce regular hand sanitation by having employees wash their hands for at least two minutes with soap and water, followed by the use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Instruct staff, especially those handling foods, to keep their conversations and interaction to a minimum and focused only on the task at hand
  • Keep work areas clean by carrying out regular disinfection of surfaces and utensils used for food preparation. 
  • Provide customers with hand sanitizer and enforce the use facial coverings upon entering your place of business
  • Do not let customers in without following the hand sanitation and face covering protocol
  • Disinfect entrances and exits regularly
  • Assign an employee to the task of enforcing COVID-19 prevention measures
The measures listed above are highly recommended by the CDC and make up the general preventive measures for business operators. However, the Perazzo Law Firm staff of personal injury attorneys suggests that business operators in Miami-Dade and Broward may need to go the extra mile to safeguard against personal injury liability claims or lawsuits for Coronavirus negligence in the workplace. The list of guidelines below correspond to businesses that caters foods and food services to customers and those that have a large number of staff per shift. 

ADDED SAFETY MEASURES BUSINESSES CAN TAKE TO PREVENT AGAINST COVID-19 LAWSUITS
  • Apply measures that prevent workers from close together in cramped work-spaces such as kitchens or stock areas.
  • Implement spacing devices to keep customers and workers separated or at ample distance from each other.
  • Post clearly visible signs to instruct customers on COVID-19 prevention safety protocol.
  • Place barriers shields between cashiers and customers.
  • Separate check-out lanes at markets or stores where lines may get long.
  • Limit the number of customers that may enter the commercial outlet at the same time. This should be based on selling space dimensions and features.
  • Create greater distance between customers and cashiers for e-payment and credit card buyers by placing partitions or floor decals and signs. 
  • Use loudspeakers to remind shoppers to respect social distancing and if possible refrain from unnecessarily handling goods they do not plan to buy. 
  • Use floor decals and markers to enhance visibility when waiting in line.
  • Offer remote shopping options which may included click-and-collect, delivery, pick-up, and shop-by-phone to lower the customer turnout.
  • Allow for only one customer at a time to enter. This applies mainly to markets and essential stores. 
  • Encourage employees to stay home if they feel sick, have been coughing, sneezing, or have a fever. 
  • Place hand sanitizer dispensers at the store entrance, inside and outside of restrooms, and throughout the store.  
  • Have frequently touched surfaces, such as shelves and goods on display, disinfected regularly and after the store closes. 
  • Keep common staff areas disinfected and clean.
  • Disinfect shopping carts, baskets, and any other items customers may come into contact with while shopping.
  • Abide by all local, state, and federal regulations and public health agency guidelines to prevent a personal injury claim and provide your customers with a safe shopping experience.
In Miami, Jonathan Perazzo, the founder of the Perazzo Law Firm, firmly believes that by implementing the above listed preventive measures, business owners will greatly lower the chances of being sued for COVID-19 negligence by employees, customers, or third parties. In Miami-Dade and Broward, business owners are trying to get back on track and failing to apply preventive measures could determine whether they stay or go out of business.

If you are a business owner in Miami and have legal matters to deal with related to the coronavirus, contact Jonathan Perazzo and the lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm's Miami or North Miami Beach personal injury law offices ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation. 

The Perazzo Law Firm offers ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to business owners and operators in Little Havana, Little Haiti, Hialeah, Doral, Kendall, Miami Gardens, Orlando and all Miami-Dade and Broward cities and suburbs. 

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