We are experiencing a sudden rise in COVID-19 outbreaks with the onset of cooler temperatures, relaxation of rules, and the reopening of business and schools. We are headed for another peak and businesses are increasingly reporting COVID-19 cases within their staff. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Here is what you can do prevents a COVID-19 breakout at your business:
Emergency point of contact
If one of your employees gets covid-19, you need to act fast. By selecting a workplace coordinator or a business ambassador who manages all of your business’s COVID-19 issues, you can manage the spread to others and prevent a longer business shut down.
The coordinator serves as an escalation point to address any concerns and relays information quickly to other employees:
They can provide health and safety training to staff
Create and manage a rotating schedule for employees to work in the business or physical office
Create policies to ensure all staffs are adhering to physical distancing
Stagger lunch times, and shift start and end times to reduce congestion
Post accessible signage to discourage employees/ who are ill from entering the business
Require that employees stay at home if ill with symptoms of COVID-19 until criteria to discontinue isolation
Install multiple hand sanitizers in various locations
Install signage on the floor, seating spaces and on walls to encourage physical distancing
Set-up business with physical distancing guidelines of 2m distancing
Create separate entrance and exits to control flow of traffic
Redesign seating to ensure safety protocols
Restrict occupant capacity of indoor spaces to reduce crowding
Create a COVID-19 self-assessment questionnaire for customers
Adjust personal/sick leave policies to enable employees to stay home when ill, undergoing COVID-19 testing, in quarantine (self-isolation), or if they are taking care of children or someone who is ill
Post accessible signage to discourage clients who are ill from entering the business location
If feasible, consider asking clients if they are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19 before they enter the business location or when making appointments, and ask clients who are ill to not attend the workplace/business
More details on how to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace can be found here
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