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Texas may have green light to open, but not everyone is willing to risk it

Some are saying, ‘Hold your horses, Texas!’ 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave some of his state’s business owners the green light to reopen their businesses on Friday, May 1. However, while several government agencies have issued guidance on how to reopen safely, many employees remain hesitant to return to the workplace.  

Denise Macik, a Client Advocate at G&A Partners and a longtime human resources manager, was recently interviewed by the Dallas Morning News on this topic and shared her insight. In her interview, Macik encouraged companies to have an open conversation with their employees to gauge how they felt about returning to work in May.  

“If someone doesn’t feel safe about coming to work, ask what can be done to deal with their concerns,” she said. “Otherwise, there’s a lot of room for interpretation and miscommunication.”  

Read more of Macik’s advice in the Dallas Morning News article, “Reopening on Friday? Many Dallas companies plan to keep working in place.”  

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