Opening Back Up

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Opening Back Up

Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have all had to make major changes to our daily lives both at home and at work. For our organization, we spend a great deal of time each month with in-person meetings and events. Since the middle of March, it feels like we have been “conZOOMed” for meetings and making connections with others. Life as we knew it has certainly changed.

Now, we are going through the next phase of changes as businesses are allowed to return to a structure more consistent with how things were a few months ago. Recently, restrictions have been modified, allowing for a beginning to return to business more consistent with what it was in March. We will be moving forward to a more “normal” way of life and doing business, whatever that may look like.

Businesses have been doing the best they possibly can through this pandemic. I have been impressed and inspired to observe the nimbleness and adaptability of our business community. Now, as restrictions are removed and modified, we will continue to see more businesses being open and opportunities for us to support those businesses and return to some sense of “normal.”

The “normal” we experience will look different. For instance, sometimes we are now required to wear a mask when shopping or seeking services from certain businesses and industries. Working with members to understand guidelines has been a valuable experience to learn more about the intricate daily matters in so many industries. The open line of communication between industry leaders and government entities provides a dialogue in the best interest of those involved.

Youth sports are starting back up with some restrictions to protect the players, parents, and officials. Businesses opening up with some restrictions and modifications are happening. Other industries will be opening up in the coming weeks as well as continued modifications to the size of gatherings allowable.

As we continue to open again, the common sense approach to follow is in the best interest of everyone.

  1. If you are sick, stay home.
  2. Continue to limit trips to the store, etc. because cases are still in the community and we want to protect one another and continue to be responsible.
  3. Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, use masks, and maintain good personal hygiene habits.
  4. Help others who need it so they can protect themselves and stay at home if they are at risk.

Wishing health and safety to you and your family as our businesses and community open back up!

Celebrating 40 years of serving Lincoln Businesses, the Lincoln Independent Business Association is the voice of small business in Lincoln. LIBA provides education to members and the community about the important role of business as a driver for Lincoln. LIBA offers connections for businesses through events, committees and activities to promote the advancement of free enterprise in Lincoln. LIBA is a watchdog for local government entities to protect small business and taxpayer.

LIBA - LogoLIBA studies and promotes these types of issues that are important to businesses and our community.  If you have an interest in joining LIBA, please call me at (402) 466-3419. LIBA membership is not restricted to just businesses.  We also have “individual” memberships for those who want to help influence our local government decisions.

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