Covid-19 workplace safety is on everyone’s mind who will have to re-enter the workforce eventually. For some, the term coronavirus was unfamiliar prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, and understanding what it means is beneficial to prevent the further spread of the disease. Essentially, the term coronavirus can define a large group of viruses separate from COVID-19 and there is a wide array of different types that can cause serious illness in animals and humans. Particular to COVID-19, symptoms have mainly been respiratory and similar to the common cold.
How does COVID-19 spread?
Coronavirus infections spread through a transmission of droplets from an infected person. These droplets are spread through sneezing, coughing, or talking too close to someone’s face. They might also be spread by touching an infected surface like a lightswitch, countertop, or door handle. It is vital that you actively make it a priority to sterilize and disinfect communal spaces often and follow government regulations to reduce the chances that you will indirectly infect a surface or coworker.
How to tell if someone is infected.
Typically, it will be easy to spot an infected person. They will exhibit all of the typical symptoms like shortness of breath, cold-like symptoms, and likely experience muscle aches. However, it is important to understand that not everyone infected with COVID-19 shows noticeable symptoms. That’s why it is crucial to encourage employers to perform routine PCR and blood tests on employees to identify if anyone has contracted COVID-19. The best way to stop the rapid spread in the workplace is by staying diligent about routine sterilization and testing to keep those vulnerable to it safe.
How to prevent transmission.
Our ultimate goal is to stop the spread of the virus and keep our communities safe. We are dedicated to building awareness for ways each individual can help prevent the spread and keep the workplace free from widespread infections. Some easy methods include covering your mouth and nose by wearing a mask in public places. Proper disposal of used tissues and other materials that have been exposed to germs is vital as well. Frequently washing your hands and using disinfectants like hand sanitizer is crucial. It is paramount that people continue to stay diligent about social distancing on a regular basis. Being conscious of spreading germs and staying home if you feel unwell can make a huge difference in someone’s life.
Stop Now seeks to keep our communities safe and the people educated. COVID-19 has changed the way the world works and it is important that everyone participate in contributing to preventing the spread of the disease. We are dedicated to spreading awareness, educating the people on best practices, and to create a safer working environment for all. Stop Now is on a mission to provide resources and help people impacted by the pandemic stay protected from COVID-19. By donating to our cause and banding together to inspire change, we can keep families and communities safe from the effects of the pandemic and discover ways to return to normalcy. To learn more about Stop Now’s approach to fighting the virus, check out our website today!