Since the coronavirus outbreak began earlier this year, many workers have transitioned from working at the office to working from home. For many of us, it took a little while to become accustomed to it. While some of us will be excited to see our co-workers again, there are also others who might be wary of the possibility of COVID-19 lurking on our workplace surfaces. Many offices have hired professionals to clean and disinfect their workspaces. It might also a good idea to be prepared to do some additional cleaning and disinfecting.
Well, fear not fellow office workers! Here are some tips and tricks for everyone returning to the office soon to help keep them safe from coronavirus infection.
7 Things to Disinfect the Moment You Get Back into the Office:
- Desktop surfaces
- Your chair, especially the arms
- Any stationary objects on your desk, including your stationery
- Any other surfaces that you commonly touch
It’s highly recommended that you WIPE these items down three times a day, when you first reach the office, midday, and before you leave the office. A disinfectant spray or antibacterial wipes with at least 70 percent alcohol content is good to kill coronavirus.
Request for these Simple Measures to be Adopted by Everyone at your Workplace:
- if you are sick, stay home and contact your doctor immediately. Consider monitoring your temperature.
- Employees should avoid close contact.
- Employees should wear a mask at work.
- Anyone who has recently traveled to a COVID high-risk country or has been in close contact with people at a high risk of coronavirus infection should consider quarantining themselves.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid sharing food.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Wash them often especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Many of these measures are recommended by the CDC and the medical community to help fight against the transmission of COVID-19.
As the coronavirus continues to strike our home and workplace, it may be some time before we see a return to normal. Whether or not you’ve gone back, or even see yourself perhaps returning in the future, these steps can help ensure that you will be safer in your work environment and keep from getting infected with COVID.
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