Briefing on Coronavirus Prevention Strategies in Our Workplace
Prevention Strategies Guidelines
In order to protect our workplace from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), prevention strategies should be taken. This letter aims to provide everyone with awareness on and response to coronavirus.
Going to Work
- Use a hand rub with 70% alcohol to disinfect your personal belongings like smartphone and keys.
- Bring the alcohol on your way to work.
- Wash your hands with water and soap for 20 to 30 seconds or use your alcohol before disinfecting your belongings and afterward.
Taking Public Transportation
- Wear a face mask.
- If you can find a handwashing facility near the station or in between trips, wash your hands for 20 to 30 seconds before and after getting on and off a vehicle.
- If possible, open the windows to favor air circulation.
- Do not sit next to another passenger. Vacate at least one seat from him or her.
- Refrain from touching windows, locks, poles, rails, and any other handles throughout the trip.
- Otherwise, touch or hold them with a tissue.
- If you are standing, keep a distance of 6 feet from other passengers.
- Practice regular handwashing and disinfection of workstations.
- Remind the concerned personnel to:
- Regularly refill soap, hand rubs with 70% alcohol, and paper towels within the workplace.
- Turn on ventilations in cold areas and set them on low settings and without air recirculation when necessary.
- Disinfect documents and other necessities entering the building.
- If possible, work on alternating shifts or from home to lessen the circulation of people at a given time and maintain social distancing.
- Elderly employees or those with preexisting health conditions or other risk factors should be prioritized in a flexible or work-from-home arrangement.
- Do not hide your symptoms or health history. Take a 14-day quarantine if you:
- Develop any flu-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, runny nose, and breathing difficulties)
- Have traveled to a heavily infected area
- Have exposed yourself with:
- A suspected or confirmed case
- A person who has traveled to a heavily infected area
Handling Delivery Transactions
- If possible, request online payment to reduce physical contact. Otherwise, use gloves and deposit the money in a plastic bag.
- Instruct the delivery personnel to leave the products at the entrance or task someone to receive them outside.
- Carry out a complete hand hygiene protocol before touching any product.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 to 30 seconds or use a hand rub with 70% alcohol after every transaction.
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