How to create safe workspaces and reimagine work life after the pandemic, from our partners


What will it take for public education to better adapt to the new normal?

How can businesses recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 develop a long-term strategy to ensure the business is positioned to adapt and respond to future uncertainty? 

As employees return to work, how can you create a safe environment for both customers and employees?

And why is COVID making estate planning more crucial than ever?

These are just a few of the questions answered in Navigating the New Normal, a series of insightful articles from select Business Report partners on a variety of subjects related to life in and after a pandemic. 

New Schools for Baton Rouge CEO Chris Meyer analyzes how alternative school choice options successfully deployed functional remote learning programs within a couple of weeks—in some cases, within days—while the East Baton Rouge public school system went seven weeks without any sort of instruction. He notes the  importance of schools to be able to better adapt for the future. “The reality,” he writes, “is that our kids do not have the luxury of time when it comes to learning loss—and families certainly didn’t receive a long runway to get their wheels spinning when schools closed overnight.”

V.Graham shares basic tools for businesses recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting strong financial leadership is paramount to both securing the resources to cover short-term needs and developing a long-term strategy to ensure the business is well positioned to adapt and respond to future uncertainty.

“Keeping a pulse on your business and having the ability to clearly communicate your financial story to relevant audiences is of critical importance right now,” the company says. “At the same time, businesses need to be sure the right infrastructure and processes are in place to support continued operations and information flow in the face of continued disruption.”

Laura C. Poche of Poche Law Firm shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a nightmare for many people around the world, and inadequate estate planning can exacerbate the pain. “Having a will and estate plan is important for everyone, but it is crucial as you approach retirement,” she writes. “You … want to be certain that your spouse and family will be well taken care of if anything happens to you.”

Navigating the New Normal also offers guidance from Our Lady of the Lake for dispelling myths and easing fears about COVID-19 vaccines, and from Aftertime-Bio Recovery Services on how to safely disinfect your business and get back to work.

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