COVID-19 > Maintaining a Clean Environment
- What steps should we take to minimize transmission of coronavirus and other communicable diseases in the workplace?
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.Use a tissue and dispose of it in the trash, but if you don’t have one, use your arm or sleeve (not your hands) to cover.
- Wash your hands.Use soap and water and scrub for about 20 seconds.If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.You’ll want to do this frequently, especially after using the restroom, before eating or preparing food, after caring for someone who is sick, after coughing or sneezing, and after handling animals or touching garbage.
- Clean shared surfaces, such as doorknobs, handles, copy machines, coffee makers, and the like, often with disinfectants.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.Go to the doctor if needed.If you suspect you have been exposed to the coronavirus, call your doctor to request instructions before heading into their office.
- Social distancing/remote work
- Recommend to clients who are high risk or who have high risk persons living in their home to either meet via phone or postpone meeting if possible.
- Avoid using handouts at meetings and instead deliver all meeting materials and handouts electronically.
- Refrain from shaking hands.
- Avoid serving lunch or drinks in glasses in the office.
- Regularly clean office conference rooms and commonly-touched surfaces in the office.
- Has the CDC provided any guidance?
Here is a link to the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page posted on their website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html