Own A Business? 3 Ways To Protect Employees From Covid-19

If you own a business, it is your job to protect your employees from the Covid virus. If someone were to get Covid, all the employees that work close to them may have to go into quarantine, which can greatly affect your business. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to provide protection, three of which are listed below. 

Covid-19 Test and Vaccination

If you want to be completely safe, you may require that your employees get tested for Covid-19 and require them to be vaccinated. There is a mandate out that states if your company has more than 100 employees, this is the law. Even if you have under 100 employees, you should still consider doing this. 

If you do have the mandate, your employees must prove that they have been vaccinated, and if not, that they have a Covid-19 test done on a regular basis to ensure they are negative. Covid-19 tests are either low-cost or free, so your employees should have no excuse for getting tested. Vaccinations are also free, so this should also not be an excuse. 

Face Masks

Another thing to consider is having employees that are not tested or have not had all the vaccines wear a mask while at your business. Along with this, employees that have been vaccinated and/or tested should consider wearing a mask as there are some vaccinated people that are still getting Covid. These people may not have any symptoms and will not know they have the virus. Wearing a mask will help prevent them from spreading the virus throughout your company.

Provide masks to people if they do not have one. There are disposable masks available, as well as cloth masks that must be washed. No matter what you choose, the mask must fit properly, such as having no gaps and properly fitting over the mouth and nose to prevent leaks. Each mask should also have more than one layer. You can generally purchase disposable masks in bulk to help you save money. 

Social Distancing

Social distancing is also important to help prevent COVID. You may have to move desks around to allow this, but this can save lives. If you have employees that could work at home, this provides the best social distancing. You could set up video calls with them if needed. You may be surprised that employees that work at home may be more productive as they will have fewer interruptions from other employees. If the employees do not have the right computers, provide them with a laptop. 

You could also have employees come in on altering days to reduce the amount of people inside your building. The employees could then work at home on the days they are off to ensure you get all the work done that is needed.

Along with these tips, make sure you keep your business clean using disinfectant cleaners and provide hand sanitizers to each person.

For more information, reach out to Covid-19 testing centers near you.