Preventing Covid-19 in the Workplace
Preventing COVID-19 in the Workplace is a 15-minute e-learning course that will explain how the virus spreads, and what your employees must to to prevent it from spreading in your workplace.
The disease known as COVID-19, is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets, produced when an infected person coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can spread to the mouth, nose, or hands of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Also, if you cover your mouth with your hand when you cough or sneeze, those particles will be on your hand. Then, anything you touch can pick up those particles. When others touch that thing you touched, the COVID-19 can spread to that person.
Companies will need to insist that employees take extra measures to put distance between themselves and others. Employees will try to avoid small gatherings, face-to-face meetings, crowded elevators, lunch areas, etc. Also, after work, employees will need to shun crowded places.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can also use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Also, try to avoid touching your face.
If you have mild symptoms that are similar to the cold and the flu, stay at home and try to manage them with rest, hydration, medications. If you have severe symptoms, call your healthcare provider.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
Wear a face mask if you are coming into close contact with other people at work, while shopping, or taking public transport.
Note that face masks are mostly for the safety of other people, so they won’t come in contact with your germs.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched