COVID-19 has definitely affected our daily lives in more ways than one. Non-essential businesses have closed and employers are growing more anxious each day.
What will happen to my business? How will my employees survive this crisis?
Though it seems that cases are still piling up, there is a nationwide cry to ease up on the stay-at-home restrictions. Business owners are growing restless as days go by and they want to be able to open as soon as possible.
The US economy is greatly affected by this outbreak and the time to lift the quarantine may come sooner than expected.
As we face this ‘new normal’, employers must also consider these guidelines before opening up their businesses:
- Clean Hands Agenda: Employers should provide hand washing stations or have alcohol dispensers around the office/ workplace:
Our best defense against Coronavirus will always be proper hand sanitation as this is the most simple way of eliminating the virus. Employers should look into providing more areas that their employees can disinfect their hands. This not only prevents cross-contamination between employees but also lessens the anxiety they feel while being outside the home. It is also recommended to post signs around the office to remind employees to keep their hands clean.
Another very simple way of enforcing the Clean Hand Agenda is to provide alcohol or sanitizers all around the office. This is especially important in places that are considered ‘hot-spots like doorknobs, telephones, computer keyboards and cabinets.
- Do not let employees come to work if they feel sick.
As a good rule of thumb, sick employees should not be allowed to come to work. Even if they only feel feverish or have a minor cough, they should stay home just to be safe. This will not only avoid infecting the other employees but also make sure that the sick employees get much needed rest in order to recover.
- Avoid office gatherings, for now.
CDC advises people to avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more and this should still be followed even if they ease up on the quarantine. This is to ensure safety among the employees. Meetings and all other discussions can be done online to avoid physical contact.
- Practice social distancing even in the office.
In truth, the virus will not be totally eradicated by the time people come in for work. There is always a risk that we can get infected from other people so it is always safe to stay at least 6 feet away from each other.
Employers may also look into having a few people in the office at a time. Changes in schedule or rest days can be considered to accommodate this suggestion. The point is for everyone to practice physical distancing to avoid infection.
- Disinfect the office before people come in for work.
People will be anxious at first, there is a real and invisible threat out there and the only way to address their anxiety is to make sure the employers provide a safe environment for them. Office disinfecting services is something that can help put their mind at ease.
Whole room disinfection will not only disinfect every surface in your workplace but also ensure safety and security in the workplace. As an employer, you can also make sure that your business is clean and sanitary before you open your doors.
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