Regional Leaders Release re|IGNITE Plan to Safely Reopen for Business

[Monday, May 11, 2020] Today, the One Region initiative released the re|IGNITE plan to guide a safe return to business in our community. Included with the plan are industry-specific guidelines for Food and Beverage and Small Business organizations to safely reopen to employees, customers, vendors and others.  More industry-specific guidelines will release in the coming weeks.

The plan and guidelines leverage expertise from business, healthcare, nonprofit and government sectors to create a coordinated, science-based plan to restore Charleston’s regional economy. 

You can download the phase one plan and guidelines at The website also contains information about the One Region stakeholders, the re|IGNITE strategy and stakeholders, and will be updated with content throughout the duration of the pandemic.



re|IGNITE Plans and Guidelines

COVID-19 information from the CDC:

The latest employer guidance from the CDC includes:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Establish policies that increases the physical distance between employees such as flexible worksites and work hours
  • Cross-train employees on essential functions in case of employee absences
  • Assess your essential functions and reliance on others – be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations

Encourage your employees to implement best health practices, including:

  • Good handwashing (soap and water for at least 20 seconds)
  • Covering your cough and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Regular use of tissues and hand sanitizer
  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick
  • Sanitize commonly touched surfaces and objects regularly