COVID-19 has changed everything - from how we shop to how we interact with our friends and family.
As the world continues to deal with COVID-19, businesses have been experimenting with different strategies for keeping their workplace free of the disease while making their employees feel safe.
While the vaccines have had an impact on halting the spread of COVID, there are still precautions business owners and operators should take in the office.
It’s a good idea to remember that employee feedback on office policies and procedures has to be accounted for - everyone won’t have the same feelings.
There are several different approaches you can take to help keep COVID-19 out of your office while still conducting business “as usual.”
Facemasks and Sanitizer
Throughout the pandemic, studies have shown that wearing facemasks are one of the easiest, and most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID.
All of your employees probably own their own facemasks, and asking them to wear them throughout the day is a positive first step. It’s a good idea to have disposable face masks available in case someone forgets theirs.
Quality facemasks with your company logo and colors are a low-cost investment, and by providing them to your employees, you can show your concern for making sure everyone is safe.
Hand sanitizer has also played an important role in preventing the spread of COVID. Much like face masks, your employees will usually have their own, but providing sanitizer is a great idea.
Place the dispensers around the office, especially in high-traffic areas like reception desks, kitchens, and meeting rooms - and don’t forget that you can order bottles of sanitizer with your company logo on the front.
Everyone knows that keeping 6 feet apart is another easy way to avoid spreading COVID 19. However, it can be difficult to achieve this in an office setting. Before everyone returns, think about moving desks and workstations to help maintain enough distance.
Don’t forget to organize meeting and board rooms so there’s space for everyone to sit down at a comfortable distance. You may want to create a new process for in-house meetings, or ask employees to think twice before scheduling one - in many cases information can be shared without having to sit in the same room.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
When the work day is over, ask your employees to wipe down their desks and other items they have used during the day. Hand wipes are easy to purchase and disinfectant in spray bottles is another preventative idea.
Depending upon the size of your office, hiring a cleaning crew is another avenue to keeping COVID away. While it may be another investment your company has to make, your employees will appreciate it - and because they feel safer, they’ll work more efficiently.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and getting back into the office presents multiple challenges for employers and their team. Developing a strategy that has buy-in from everyone will make the transition easier, and keep morale up.
While the prevention of the disease is a serious issue, don’t forget that providing your employees with the basics can lessen the impact. Adding your logo and company colors to give away items is also a thoughtful touch.
Skylight Can Help
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