Recently, data on the epidemic situation in many countries around the world are still on the rise, and the epidemic situation in Beijing has rebounded again. A great deal of preparedness and response plans have to be garnered in order to be spared from the scale of such outbreaks. So, what should we do to protect and sanitize during the epidemic?
Commonly used surfaces like handles, knobs, doors etc. are a major source of disease spread in a community. Washing hands frequently will help minimise the risk of contracting the virus to a large extent. We cannot necessarily control what we touch, we cannot control who else touched it too, but we can certainly look after our own hands.
Alcohol based hand sanitizers are a great solution for preventing infection and spread, especially at a time when water and soap are not readily available.
Employers must ensure that workplaces are clean and hygienic, and surfaces and objects are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Workplaces must display posters and promote regular and thorough hand washing by employees, clients, vendors and visitors. The team must develop and agree on a preparedness plan to prevent infection at meetings. Employers must cooperate with those who fall sick and grant them leave.