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Covid19 : Tips To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak At Workplace

Brett Tadlock

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  • The new coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19) continues to disseminate across the globe, prompting governments to step up efforts to control the virus from getting transmitted.

    According to the World Health Organization, until now, more than 4,000 people have died globally from the disease, while more than 11000 cases have been confirmed as infected in several countries.

    Most people who become infected experience mild illness, but it can be more severe for others in terms of getting acute respiratory syndrome, high fever, and failure of organs, and thereby causing death. 

    The government bodies are already taking necessary measures to make the citizens aware. However, it is also the responsibility of Employers and Entrepreneurs to create an awareness program in the workplace to help employees stay away from the infection. 

    Here are some tips to prevent Corona Virus from spreading at the workplace:

    Maintaining Distance 

    Employers must encourage the employees to work remotely from home and also urge them to conduct team meetings through video conferencing or phone calls. Maintaining distance with anyone who is showing initial symptoms in the office is the key to prevent the virus from spreading.

    Regular Cleaning of Gadgets

    Regularly and thoroughly clean electronic gadgets like – laptop, computer, phone, etc. Cleaning the gadgets with sanitizer or any alcohol-based chemicals kills viruses that may be on those objects.

    Allowing Sick Leaves 

    During this vulnerable situation, the Employers should allow sick leaves to the employees – especially to those who might have initial symptoms of coronavirus. For example – someone having a cold, when they cough or sneeze, they tend to spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain germs or viruses. Now, if any employees with good health remain too close, he/she can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

    Advice to Consult Doctors 

    Any employees having fever, cough or difficulty breathing, set an immediate appointment with Doctors to take medical help early. Urge them to stay at home if they feel unwell. Taking medical assistance in advance will allow the health care provider to quickly direct your employees to the right health facility. This will also protect them, as well as help prevent the spread of infections.

    Create an Awareness Program 

    Be ready for any possible coronavirus emergency by implementing employee preparedness and coordination solution in the workplace. NextBee presents you with a turnkey platform that allows you to create compliance checklists, share important resources, and coordinate communication among peers. 

    The portal essentially empowers your employees with resources and tools to maintain a safe workplace and healthy practices – disseminate company information regarding work conditions, plans and other relevant news in one place where everyone can access. The companies can drive engagement through badges for employees to finish checklists, for working remotely, for watching training videos, and for staying informed about evolving situations and safety instructions. 

    Empower and connect your team members to suggest resources, share experiences, and continue to maintain a teamwork culture even if they are working in remote settings. All of the peer coordination is easily streamlined and processed through this central team sharing hub.

    Feel free to contact today to get a detailed overview of the solution – “Ready For Corona“. We would be glad to assist you with an online demo.