Measures to Take to Remain HealthyMarch 18, 2020
- Keep hands clean
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds often, especially after coughing, sneezing, or blowing the nose, going to the restroom, and before consuming food.
- Remain home when sick
Please stay home when sick with respiratory disease symptoms and communicate with your supervisor to determine whether working from home is an option.
- Avoid touching your face – eyes, nose or mouth.
- Verbally say hello
Refrain from physical contact. Handshaking, fist-bumping, and elbow bumping have been discouraged by some health professionals.
- Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then promptly throw away the tissue.
- Be mindful of commonly touched items
Cover your index finger with a tissue or napkin before pressing the elevator buttons, door handles, coffee service items, etc.
- Wipe down personal workspaces regularly
Wipe down and clean workspaces at least once per week, using the Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, and hand sanitizer distributed around the office.
- Disinfect meeting areas
Disinfect the table, chairs, and armrests in conference rooms following each meeting, using the rooms’ supply of Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, and hand sanitizer.
- Think twice before traveling and review travel advisories
Before traveling or attending large functions and gatherings consider whether your attendance is essential. Always review travel advisories from the federal government when planning personal and business travel. Review CDC.gov/Travel for destinations with a risk of community spread of COVID-19.
Beyond Hand Washing
Washing your hands is only one step in stopping the spread of COVID-19 to those around you. Below are advanced tips to prevent spreading the virus to your coworkers and family members, if you unknowingly are infected.
Keeping Your Employees Safe
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now. Read the guide.
Protect Your Family
There are many steps you can take to protect the health of you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to plan and prepare.