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4 Tips From the CDC for Protecting Employees From COVID-19

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Protecting your Layton, UT, employees from coronavirus exposure is an important step toward slowing the spread of the virus and limiting the impact of the virus on your company finances. While there's still a lot to learn about the virus and how to control it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, offer several suggestions for keeping your employees as safe as possible.

Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home

One of the first, and most effective, strategies for reducing coronavirus exposure is implementing flexible sick leave policies that are in line with public health guidelines. These policies should allow employees to stay home with sick family members and should not require notes from healthcare providers. It is likely that employees will need more sick time than usual.

Be Alert to Potential Symptoms

The CDC recommends separating any employees with coughs and shortness of breath from others in the workplace. Those employees should be sent home, and appropriate steps must be taken according to coronavirus cleanup protocols issued by the CDC.

Emphasize Personal Hygiene at Work

Employers should provide tissues, hand sanitizers, and soap and water, so employees can frequently wash their hands after coughing, sneezing, or touching shared surfaces. Access to hand-cleaning stations must be increased throughout the building.

Schedule Regular Environmental Cleaning

Commercial cleanup professionals are working to purchase the recommended disinfectants and personal protective gear to complete COVID-19 cleanup steps without increasing the risk of exposure. Business owners should be sure that cleanup professionals have consistent access to all surfaces that get touched in the workplace. In some cases, employees should be provided with disposable wipes throughout the day to target high traffic areas.

As the country learns more about limiting coronavirus exposure, employers can take steps to keep their employees safe. Follow recommendations from the CDC to limit the spread of the virus and decrease related risks within your business.

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