As many states and countries prepare to re-open their businesses, it’s more important than ever to have COVID-19 prevention measures in place. We need to remain vigilant in our fight against the human coronavirus, flu, colds, staph and other infectious diseases so that we can help stop their spread. While many of us are anxious to re-open, several steps should be taken to protect your staff and customers. These can be implemented all year long to prevent the spread of colds, influenza, among other illnesses.
Here are our recommendations for preparing to open your doors.
Communicate messaging that encourages staff to stay home if they are sick or feeling any symptoms. Establish an open door policy that encourages employees to approach management with any health or safety concerns. Be communicative—display posters throughout your office facilities that convey these messages.
Establish a Disinfection Protocol
One of the main ways that COVID-19 spreads is when someone with contaminated hands touches various surfaces. Ensure that all communal areas and high-touch surfaces are disinfected with Clear Gear regularly—at a minimum, twice a day. If there is a break room, you may want to have it sanitized after busy periods of use. Disinfecting with Clear Gear is easy—simply spray the area or surface, wipe it down and let dry for at least 10 minutes before use.
Promote a Hygienic Workplace
Frequent handwashing kills the germs that cause COVID-19, colds and flu. It’s essential that everyone comes into your business has access to a sink where they can wash their hands with soap and water. In addition, install hand sanitizer dispensers prominently throughout the workplace and make sure they are refilled regularly. Display posters that promote handwashing like these that you can download from the WHO website by clicking here.
Evaluate each workplace meeting to determine if it really need to be in person or face-to-face. If you can achieve the same results with a Zoom meeting or conference call, do it. If that’s not possible, scale down attendance where you can. Stock up on hand sanitizer, tissues, gloves and surgical masks so you can offer them to employees or anyone else who comes into your business.
Develop a Response Plan
Create a response plan to mitigate the possibility of someone getting sick at your workplace. Identify a room where you would them to safely isolate if they develop symptoms while at work. Determine where you would take them and how you would transport them. Communicate this plan to managers, your human resources department and anyone else you think should be involved.
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