What can I tell my employees about reducing the spread of COVID-19 at work?
Follow the policies and procedures of the employer related to illness, cleaning and disinfecting, and work meetings and travel.
Stay home if sick, except to get medical care.
Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet away from fellow co-employees, customers, and visitors when possible.
Wear cloth face coverings, especially when social distancing is not possible.
Employees should inform their supervisor if they or their colleagues develop symptoms at work. No one with COVID-19 symptoms should be present at the workplace.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing noses, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place. Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, etc.
Where possible, avoid direct physical contact such as shaking hands with people.
Minimize handling cash, credit cards, and mobile or electronic devices when possible.