As an effort to help the business community prepare to reopen retail locations and most restaurants to 25 percent capacity indoors, Orlando Health has launched a Business Ready resource website for businesses and organizations as they prepare to resume their lifeblood business.

The free resources became available Friday at

Orlando Health, which has remained open throughout the COVID-19 threat to serve the healthcare needs of Central Floridians, is committed to keeping team members, patients and guests safe and healthy. So as businesses begin to reopen next week, the provider is sharing the same approaches it’s taken in its facilities.

“There is a lot of uncertainty and questions about how to best implement proper hygiene practices for businesses as they prepare to reopen,” said Dr. Don Plumley, Chief Quality Officer at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. “Our goal with these resources is to provide our community with the right tools and information to move forward and resume activities safely.”

The website’s resources provide clear guidance on best practices on topics like the most effective hand washing, safely putting on and taking off a mask, properly sanitizing surfaces and objects, how to self-screen for illness and how to accomplish social distancing effectively in a professional setting. The information is available in both English and Spanish in videos and PDF form.

These resources will help businesses provide a safer environment for both customers and employees, while instilling community confidence to safely resume public activities.

“Proper hygiene and social distancing measures will continue to play an important part in reducing the spread of COVID-19,” said Thibaut van Marcke, Senior Vice President of Orlando Health and President of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “As a healthcare leader in our community, it’s important for us to do our part in educating the public on how to stay healthy and safe as we begin to move forward.”

Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $5.6 billion of assets under management. The system spans nine Florida counties with nearly 450 locations that include 13 wholly-owned or affiliated hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer centers, heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, more than 300 physician offices for adults and pediatrics, and 11 urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care.