The COVID-19 health crisis has made it a bit of a challenge for many offices to open up safely. However, with the right precautions, you can still welcome your staff back to your place of business during this pandemic.
Here are four must-have essentials to make sure that you have at your office during this time.
Everybody knows that hand sanitizer is an essential tool in your arsenal to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus. As a business manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your office has plenty of hand sanitizer on hand. Installing touchless hand sanitizing stations is the most practical way to encourage your staff and visitors to practice good personal hygiene.
For an extra layer of fun, consider producing promotional hand sanitizer to hand out to your employees to use. You can also give this to customers as a way to show that you care about them during this challenging time period. What better way to get your company name out there than on a product that you know that they will use everyday during this pandemic?
The science is clear that face masks can make a significant difference when you are looking to mitigate the spread of the virus in the workplace. You can encourage your staff to wear masks by providing the coverings for them when they are at work. Be sure to remember that face masks are no substitute for practicing safe social distancing of at least six feet.
People are quickly learning that you can never have too many face masks. You should also keep disposable face masks at your place of businesses both for employees and customers to use in case they forget theirs. Like hand sanitizer, face masks also make great promotional items for your company. Branded facemasks are a bonus as well and can add some swag. According to the experts at Bagmasters, “Branded apparel is always effective and can be as professional or casual as a company would like.”
Personal Food and Drink
Gone are the communal eating spaces and staff buffets in your place of business. It is important to remind your employees that they need to bring in their food and drink and not share with others during this pandemic. You may want to consider bringing in vending machines to supply individually packaged snacks and drinks that do not tempt people to share food.
The science is still unclear regarding how long the COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces. Because of this uncertainty, it is prudent to err on the side of caution when it comes to your cleaning practices. This is a good time to invest in hospital-grade disinfectant products. In addition to procuring stronger cleaning products than you might normally use, it is also important to be diligent about sanitizing all commonly used areas more regularly than you did prior to the onset of the pandemic.
Taking care to keep these essentials at your place of business will inspire confidence in everyone associaed with your company. You cannot afford to not ensure that your office is equipped to handle the health challenge that lies ahead.