Are New Lockdowns Inevitable?

As the coronavirus appears to be spreading unabated, some state Governor's are talking about reinstituting mandatory lockdowns in order to get things back under control. Whether that would even work in the absence of broader federal mandates to force the wearing of face masks and social distancing is a matter for much debate. For me, this is not about politics, it's about science.

Regardless of how you feel about this, we have to all hope that we do not have to go back in to lockdown. At the moment, it seems almost impossible for this to be avoided in several of the hot spot states, but I sure hope it doesn't have happen. If it does, are you prepared and are you prepared to help your clients?

You may recall a post from June 4 titled "Checklists for Returning to the Office." Datto has freely shared an excellent checklist for re-opening offices and one of the recommendations was to have a plan for closing back down, should it be necessary.

As my late mother used to say, "better to have a plan and not need it than need a plan and no have it." Wise words for these uncertain times. Whether you are a business who may have to face another lockdown yourself or a company providing IT services to those customers, I recommend getting a plan in place, should it become necessary. As I said, I really hope it doesn't, but better to prepare just in case. I hope you never have to use it.

As a reminder, here are some of my additional posts about navigating these times. It may be a good time to review them again so you are well prepared.

Is Your Business Prepared for Dealing with a Pandemic?

Coronavirus Resources

Is Your Business Prepared for the Coronavirus?

Tech Industry Steps Up to Help Mitigate Coronavirus Impact

Resources to Help You Through

More Resources to Help Us Through

Working from Home Effectively

Latest Batch of Free COVID-19 Resource Links

Resources Keep Coming to Help

Working from Home? Focus@Will

How to Pivot from Face-to-Face to Virtual Events

Settling in to Our New Normal

Beware of Online Coronavirus Scams

Video Meeting Tips

Collaboration Tools Save the Day

Pomodoro = Productivity

Community Really Matters

Preparing Your Tech to Reopen

Checklists for Returning to the Office

Some Thoughts for Our Times

Additional Tech Considerations as You Reopen

Managing Through Crisis

Tech Talk: Settling in to Your Virtual Workplace