The COVID-19 virus has infected tens of thousands of our fellow Americans, and many more are still at risk. With a potential vaccine yet to be developed, prevention is always our number one defense against the deadly virus.
Here are 10 Life Hacks from enKo Products that may help you and your business against this deadly pandemic.
HANDS – Wash them Often!
Hand washing is one of the best preventive measures anyone can use against the new Coronavirus. The CDC advises thorough and frequent hand washing using soap and water to help get rid of the germs. You should include washing the back of the hands, in-between fingers, and nails, for at least 20 seconds.
Life Hack # 1
Promote proper and frequent hand washing within the company. Workers, customers, and worksite visitors should have a place to wash their hands. Make sure that there is always soap and water available in the wash area.
Life Hack # 2
For places inside the company where soap and water aren’t immediately available, provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Health authorities recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or isopropyl composition against the novel Coronavirus.
ELBOW – Cough into It!
The COVID-19 primarily spreads via air droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes. To help minimize the spread of infection, experts’ advice covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
Life Hack # 3
Promote proper respiratory etiquette in the workplace. If they don’t have a handkerchief/ tissue, they can use their elbow to cover their mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing.
Life Hack # 4
Give customers and the general public easy access to readily available tissues and trash bins. This method will help a lot in averting a potential COVID-19 infection in your company. It also demonstrates to customers and visitors that your company is doing its part in safeguarding their health.
FACE – Don’t touch it!
Studies reveal that the new Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours. For this reason, the virus can quickly transfer to your hands from doorknobs, stair railings, and numerous other objects. Thus, it’s essential to avoid touching your face with your hands,
Life Hack # 5
Encourage everyone to practice using their non-dominant hands for daily use on doorknobs and when handling things in general. The reason for this is that we are less likely to touch our face with non-dominant hands.
Life Hack # 6
Keep a Lysol, Dettol, or Antibacterial spray near the door so for instant sanitation after every use. Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the entire workplace with alcohol-based sanitizers. They include tables, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, stair rails, elevator buttons, toilets, faucets, sinks, and the like.
SPACE – Keep a Safe distance!
Refrain from getting close contact with people who are sick. Place distance between yourself and other people if the virus has spread in your community. Some people, like older adults and those with chronic medical conditions, have a higher risk of serious illness.
Life Hack # 7
Discourage employees from using their co-employees phones, computers, work stations, or work tools and equipment as much as possible. Consider reducing face-to-face contact between workers even during breaks. Try designating work tasks that help employees maintain a distance of six feet from other employees, customers, and visitors.
Life Hack # 8
Establish clear company policies and procedures for the prompt identification and isolation of sick people, if necessary. Encourage workers to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 if they suspect potential exposure.
HOME – Stay if you can!
If you have no reason to go out, then don’t. Stay at home as much as possible, and you’ll be lowering your risk of getting infected.
Life Hack # 9
Encourage employees to stay at home if they are ill. Make sure that sick leave policies are lenient and compliant with public health guidelines. Everyone must be knowledgeable of these essential policies.
Life Hack # 10.
Explore potential work policies and practices, such as flexible workstations and working hours, which are ideal for the current situation. They include telecommuting or working at home and staggered shifts, especially if the health experts advise them.
Arm yourself with Information!
Your company must also have a plan on how to flexibly respond to different levels of viral infection in the community. It must be ready to modify its business response plans when necessary.
We are one in this fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic! And as always, enKo products are ready to provide you with the cheapest direct thermal labels, dymo labels, stretch film and more, for your business. Despite these challenging times, we still maintain our promise to deliver some of the lowest prices on high-quality compatible labels!
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