Businesses face a new set of challenges as employees start returning to the workplace. COVID-19 prevention measures have become necessary to help protect the health and well-being of employees and create a safer workplace. Simple steps such as reconfiguring spaces and using an EPA-certified disinfectant like Clear Gear can make a big difference in curbing the spread of COVID-19, the flu, staph/MRSA and other infectious diseases.
Here are some easy ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in your workplace.
1. Promote a Hygienic Workplace
Install hand sanitizing stations in prominent places around the workplace and refill them regularly. Make gloves and face masks readily available to all staff and visitors. Provide disinfectant wipes and tissues for every workstation and shared area along with hygienic disposal bins with lids. Stash bottles of an EPA-certified disinfectant like Clear Gear with signage explaining how to use it in high-traffic, communal areas.
2. Ramp Up Protocols
Schedule deep cleaning and disinfection of the entire workplace daily. Depending on the size of your business, high-touch surfaces like light switches, phones, faucets and door handles may warrant disinfection several times throughout the day.
3. Offer Flexibility
Allow employees to work remotely or stagger their shifts whenever possible. Cut down on in-person meetings and minimize exposure to visitors. Reduce capacity thresholds for shared spaces and common areas.
4. Reconfigure Space
Facilitate physical distancing as much as possible to minimize the risk of illness for your staff. Desks and workstations should be reconfigured to allow for at least six feet of distance between each. Redesign shared spaces like break rooms and meeting areas to promote adequate distancing.
5. Provide Distancing Solutions
COVID-19 is often spread through respiratory droplets. Minimize exposure and increase privacy by installing space dividers, cubicle extenders, panel systems or sliding doors on workstations. Protective barriers like wellness screens and sneeze guards are excellent tools for reception areas and pay stations.
Use floor decals to direct the flow of traffic throughout your building and provide guidance for physical spacing. Display posters promoting mask-wearing, social distancing and thorough hand washing.
Follow these steps so that you can provide your employees with a healthy, inspiring office environment. Click here to learn more about how our EPA-certified disinfectant helps with COVID-19 prevention.