Many people are afraid to work in the office because of Covid-19. The coronavirus is something that has to be taken seriously, but there is no need to worry about working in the office. There are several steps that you can take in order to keep your office safe.
Help Employees Self-Sanitize
The Center for Disease for Control has stated that washing your hands is one of the best things that you can do in order to prevent diseases from spreading. However, there may be times when your employees cannot get to the bathroom to wash their hands. That is why it is a good idea to keep hand sanitizer in the office. Hand sanitizer is designed to kill 99 percent of germs. You can also encourage them to keep their areas clean by putting disinfectant wipes in the office. You should require the employees to wipe down the area before they leave the office every day.
Hire a Professional Cleaning Company
If you do not already have coronavirus disinfection services for your office, then you should hire a professional company as soon as possible. Professionals will use hospital-grade cleaners in your office. Studies have shown that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for several days. The cleaning will reduce the viral load. After the area is cleaned, the professional will disinfect it. The disinfectant will kill the virus.
Enforce Social Distancing
Social distancing will help prevent the spread of the virus. There are several ways that you can promote and even enforce social distancing. For example, you can update the office design so that there is more distance between the desks. In order to make this possible, it may become necessary to stagger shifts so that there are less people onsite at any given time and include options to work from home. You should also limit the number of people who can visit the office overall.
Keep Sick Employees Home
Many offices are now taking temperatures as people come into the office in order to more easily catch when people are sick. However, monitoring who is healthy and who is sick does little good if your company puts pressure on your employees to work through their illness. Make sure that all of your employees are aware of your company’s options for those who are diagnosed or exposed to Covid, including paid sick leave and work from home options.
Working in an office during a global pandemic can be scary. However, everyone can take the steps that are necessary to keep themselves safe during this time. You should keep hand sanitizer in the office. You will also need to hire a professional cleaning company and put disinfectant wipes in the office. Additionally, it is a good idea to enforce social distancing.