Many businesses have shifted their operations online to avoid spreading COVID-19, but not every industry can function virtually. Any company that depends on manual labor or face-to-face interactions needs its employees both healthy and present. When staying home isn’t possible, you need to know how to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and keep yourself and your employees safe.
Following are the three simple yet effective ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Dry Clean Furniture and Furnishings
You’ve already heard about why it’s essential to clean high-touch surfaces. It’s gotten to the point that some people even sanitize their grocery bags before bringing them into the house despite little evidence that doing so helps prevent the virus’s spread. Most people’s attention is focused on high-touch surfaces like door handles and countertops. That means the bacteria, allergens, and viruses residing on your furniture and furnishings get overlooked.
Professional cleaning companies like woodard247.com can clean rugs, carpets, and furniture quickly and efficiently. You can continue to provide essential services without waiting for your carpets to dry or worrying about the odds, however slim, of someone catching COVID-19 from a waiting room chair.
Make Mask-Wearing a Requirement
It’s been in news headlines, graffiti on buildings, and has all but appeared in skywriting at this point. Wearing a mask works, but not enough people are following mask mandates. The best time to start wearing a mask was at the beginning of the pandemic. The second best time is now.
A mask, not just protects you, your employees, and your clients. You’re also setting a good example for anyone skeptical about their efficacy or feeling apathetic. Masks aren’t always comfortable or convenient, but they save lives. Find a few comfortable and stylish cloth masks, and be sure to wash them regularly.
Change Your Attitude About Sick Days
Most of us are in the habit of pushing through discomfort and working when we’re not feeling well. If you’ve ever thought to yourself that you’re too busy to be sick, you know what I’m talking about. That was before COVID-19. Now, coming to work when you’re feeling under the weather could prove fatal for one or more of your co-workers.
The risk of unwittingly spreading the virus is too significant for you to come in when you’re not feeling well. Staying home doesn’t make you lazy or a bad employee; it makes you a good person. If you’re responsible for scheduling, be flexible when someone calls in sick. The risk of employees abusing your willingness to give them time off is much lower than the risk of spreading COVID-19. You want to encourage an environment where people are willing to speak up about their needs.
To Sum Up
If we all work together, we can curtail the spread of COVID-19. Do your part to create a safe working environment and stop the virus.