Organizations and employers can assume a vital part in forestalling and decreasing the spread of coronavirus inside the work environment. The virus has already spread in the workplace of multiple companies, even if the infection is not yet known to be spread by the current novel coronavirus. The spread is possible because of the very wide and contagious nature of this virus. Even if you are not in contact with the infected individual, you have the potential to infect others with your respiratory droplets and the infectivity is just as contagious as the disease itself. Therefore, to avoid spreading the virus to colleagues, you must work from a distance. Thus, it is advisable to take an extra precaution and to work with a mask on your face . A mask protects you from the risk of spreading infectious droplet nuclei and this will prevent your colleagues from infecting you as well.
It is worth noting that the majority of companies that were affected by coronavirus have been either public or private. With the government taking action to restrict the number of people in public settings, especially in areas with high population densities, such as cities, the lockdown will eventually be lifted. However, if there are many continuiosly infected, a quarantine or even a stay-at-home order can be imposed again. In these cases, many non essentials will be strictly suspended again. You can still work from your home but you will not have be able to resume your daily activities as we see beginning to take place now since August 16th 2021.
This is all about how to prevent the contagion of a virus like coronavirus, or the corona-pneumonia virus, that has a wide-spread and wide range of infections, from mild to severe, so that you don’t have to go through this again, but you need to know that it will only be possible to make a real difference to a society with these measures.
The United States is currently the only country in North America where there is no specific regulation or quarantine order. The first case of corona crisis in Italy occurred in late February 2020. Within a week of its emergence, thousands of cases were reported in 24 countries worldwide. Italy was the first to report a total of 586 cases. By the end of April, more than 24,000 cases had been .The United Kingdom has also reported a higher number than Italy. On April 11th, approximately 500 cases of coronovirus-related illness were confirmed. Since February 2020 until now 42,427 cases have been reported in Trinidad with 1,200 deaths.
Here are a few ways we can help our nation stay safe form coronavirus as we open back up our non essential industries.
1.) Consider conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
Screening and health checks are not a replacement for other protective measures such as social distancing, mask wearing (unless respirators or facemasks are required), and engineering controls, including proper ventilation. Symptom and temperature screening cannot identify people with coronavirus infection who are asymptomatic (do not have symptoms) or are presymptomatic (have not developed signs or symptoms yet but will later). https://www.cdc.gov
2.)Establish policies and practices for social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
Adjust your business practices to reduce close contact with customers — for example, by providing drive-through service, click-and-collect online shopping, shop-by-phone, curbside pickup, and delivery options, where feasible.
3.) Give employees, customers, and visitors what they need to clean their hands to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
Provide soap and water in the workplace. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained. Discourage handshaking. Encourage employees to use other non contact methods of greeting.
4.) Perform routine cleaning and disinfection to help prevent the spread of coronavirus
Follow the Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting to develop, implement, and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus. Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.
The first step to end the coronavirus and it’s variants is to start the fight against the disease. Use personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleaning and disinfecting the equipment used in your workplace, especially for disinfection and cleaning of your food service equipment. If you are using a disinfectant for the same purpose, make sure that the disinfectants have tested safe for humans, and do not use a bleach disinfectors for this purpose. Always test the PPE for harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc., before using it.
Keeping their employees safe should be any company’s first priority and ensuring new practices are implemented is one major way to do so for your team.