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CDC Guidance for Businesses

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

The world is not what it use to be. There are certain things that everyone, especially business owners must keep in mind now that the world is slowly starting to reopen the doors of large and small businesses alike. The CDC has offered up some guidance when it comes to practices that can and should be put into place.

For example; business owners should encourage sick employees not to come into work. On that note, employees should notify their supervisors and follow the necessary steps to ensuring that they can recover while reducing the spread to others. If a family member or someone close to an employee is sick, the employer should be made aware of this and be given the chance to figure out what to do.

Employers can institute daily in-person or virtual health checks for employees if they wish and if it falls in line with the local public health authorities. Checks should be conducted safely and respectfully, including continuing to social distance and the use of PPE. These screenings should also be made private to avoid stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

Take action if an employee is suspected/confirmed to have the virus. This doesn’t always mean shutting down the business. It can sometimes mean shutting down certain areas of the business that have had prolonged exposure from the person who was suspected/infected. Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting and open any doors and windows you can to increase air circulation and ventilation. There are other CDC recommendations for the cleaning and disinfecting of these areas that you can follow for more proper cleanup.

Probably one of the best things you can do is to educate your staff about things they can do to protect themselves at work and at home. Encourage their compliance with new policies. Ensure that the lines of communication are open for them to discuss concerns about the health of themselves or the people they come into contact with. Have a good hand washing policy in place. Practice routine cleaning and disinfecting of high traffic areas and any other spots that could possibly be affected. Avoid touching other people’s objects, and don’t participate in ay large gatherings.

There are more bits of guidance that the CDC has offered, and you can find it on their website.

If you are a business owner who wants to be able to ensure your employees and customers that your business is cleaned as it should be, reach out to your local SERVPRO® and as about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program. Franchise professionals will be happy to discuss the benefits of the professional application of disinfectant to your business.

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