Some essential businesses have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted quickly to protect the well-being of their employees. However, others are just preparing to reopen as soon as state and local officials lift restrictions. Business owners should be aware that in some locations employees need to wear a face mask. Each state and city will have different guidelines. Therefore, make sure you check with the state your business resides. In addition, if you are looking for guidance on how to return to the workplace with employee safety in mind, check out the guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration below.