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What to Do if Your Employees Get Covid
April 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM

You've done everything you can to encourage good workplace practices during the pandemic, but what can, and should, you do if your employees get Covid? Read on to find out. And as part of your covid remediation plan, consider working with Disinfect-it to eliminate the virus from your business.

The Role of A Business in Responding to Covid

Businesses and employees can slow the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. To do this you should take into account how you'll reinforce social distancing, how you'll spread out employee shifts, how employees will interact with clients or customers, how you can run your business online, what employees are at an increased risk of illness, and the level of COVID-19 transmission in the community. It's a good idea to coordinate with local and state health officials to receive accurate and timely information regarding community-level strategies. This is how you can put the best covid remediation plan into place.

How to Prevent and Reduce Transmission Among Employees

Be sure to stay up to date with federal and local public health communications about COVID-19 guidance and regulations. Your employees must also have access to this information. Require all employees and customers to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. Remember that wearing a mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Wear gloves when you clean surfaces and always use water and soap before disinfecting. If your employees have symptoms, encourage them to get tested and stay home. Any employee that has a sick household member is required to tell their supervisor. Implementing flexible, non-punitive sick leave is encouraged as it helps prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Before employees enter the facility, check their temperatures and ask them if they have any symptoms. Confidentiality in the workplace will prevent stigma and discrimination. If an employee gets COVID-19, you don't have to shut down your business, but you should close off areas the employee used and wait 24 hours before cleaning them.

Disinfect-it Should Be Part of Your Covid Remediation Plan

At Disinfect-it, we are fully licensed and insured with over 30 years of experience. Since January, we've had our COVID-19 remediation certifications and have disinfected over 250 businesses and residences since February. To have your business disinfected, contact us today!