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Coronavirus Tracker: Retail Groups Recommend Next Steps

April 28, 2020

Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.

A Blueprint for Retail's Return
With many retailers’ doors shuttered for nearly two months, the industry is starting to build its own strategy for reopening doors. With that in mind, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and National Retail Federation (NRF) on Monday announced “A Blueprint for Shopping Safe,” a plan to help guide a uniform reemergence of retail around the country.

“As conversations turn to the reopening of the economy, retailers are uniquely situated to provide input, because we’ve been on both sides of the stay at home orders,” RILA President Brian Dodge said in a news release. “Groceries, pharmacies and other retailers that have remained open have implemented practices and protocols that are keeping employees and communities safe. The Blueprint released today builds off those successful operating practices. Our goal is for the safe reopen of retail, and we want everyone, policymakers, employees and our customers to know that the industry is ready to Shop Safe.”

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