After weeks of keeping doors shut, many businesses are now preparing for welcoming employees back to work. This is great news for the economy, but it doesn’t mean life can go back to normal (yet). The novel coronavirus disease is still out there, and it’s important to take steps as an employer to facilitate corporate wellness. Here are a few simple ways you can welcome your employees back to a safe work environment that supports immunity.
Make Sanitizer Available
While nothing should take the place of handwashing, sanitizer can support your wellness goals at work. Spray sanitizer is especially convenient for employees because it’s easy to apply and dries quickly.
Since sanitizer is still hard to find in grocery stores, your employees will appreciate knowing it’s available at their place of work. Put sanitizer bottles in strategic locations around the office for easy access. Suggestions include outside the bathrooms, in the main hallways, and in the entrance to kitchen or snack areas.
Implement a Face Mask Policy
Many businesses are choosing to implement face mask policies until further notice. This is a great way to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, especially if your employees work in close proximity to each other. However, you should make it as easy as possible for your employees to follow this new policy.
Keep in mind that it’s still very challenging to find masks in regular stores, and not everyone knows how to make their own. For these reasons, you may want to go the extra mile and purchase enough masks for all of your employees to wear to work. The gesture will mean a lot to your staff and will help you maintain corporate wellness in these uncertain times.
Encourage the Use of Gloves
Like masks, gloves can limit the spread of germs in your office environment. You can encourage employees to wear gloves by wearing them yourself and setting an example. You can also increase glove use in the office by setting out boxes of disposable gloves in easily accessible areas. This simple step can go a long way toward limiting the spread of germs at work.
Disinfect Surfaces Regularly
Did you know the COVID-19 virus can live on solid surfaces for days? To kill it before it can infect your staff, you should wipe down desks, tabletops, and other surfaces regularly. You may also want to put a container of disinfectant wipes in all common areas and ask employees to wipe down printers, copy machines, and telephones after each use.
Reward Employee Efforts
Complying with new corporate wellness policies can be challenging. To make sure employee morale stays high, consider rewarding your employees for their continued efforts to create a safe, clean work environment. For example, you may want to schedule an in-office lunch or offer a half-day Friday if everyone wears masks and gloves consistently for two weeks. Work with your team to come up with goals and rewards that are realistic and incentivizing.
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