4 Steps Your Business Can Take to Keep People Safe from COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has flipped much of the world upside down and created many new challenges for individuals and businesses alike. If you’re a business owner or leader in your company, you’ve likely spent some time worrying about how you can continue to operate or resume operation while keeping your valued customers and employees safe. While there is still much we don’t know about the coronavirus, health experts have fortunately been able to provide essential guidelines to help us stop the spread of infection. Below are the most important steps your business can take to protect customers and team members from COVID-19 as states begin the reopening process.
1) Follow social distancing guidelines as closely as possible.
Most of us are aware by now that keeping a distance of at least six feet from other individuals is a crucial precaution to limiting the spread of coronavirus. Do your best to maintain this distance between your employees and customers as you operate. Depending on your business, this could mean:
- Limiting direct interactions (curbside merchandise pickup, contactless deliveries)
- Using distance markers to guide customers
- Limiting occupancy to better maintain distance
- Providing protective equipment to separate employees from customers
When unable to social distance, all employees and customers should wear a face mask.
2) Encourage employees to take extra cleaning and sanitation measures.
Provide your staff with plenty of hand sanitizer and soap to disinfect after customer interactions or touching merchandise and surfaces. Educate them on proper handwashing procedures and etiquette for coughing and sneezing. You should also instruct them to sanitize frequently-touched surfaces often.
3) Hire a professional to deep clean and disinfect your facilities.
While frequent surface cleaning is an important measure to take to keep your business clean, it is not a substitute for the thorough cleaning, sanitation, and protective services that a commercial cleaning company can provide. The only way to assure your facilities have been decontaminated and protected to the highest degree is to bring in an expert who has been trained in leading sanitation techniques and has access to the most advanced tools.
A professional cleaning company can also offer preventative and proactive services to reduce the accumulation and spread of harmful germs, including the coronavirus.
4) Communicate the steps you’re taking to your customers and employees.
The best way to ensure your customers and staff feel protected is to keep them informed about what you’re doing to keep them safe and healthy. Assuring that everyone is on the same page, well-educated on protocols, and following guidelines is the only way those extra measures will be effective.
Pritchard Industries is committed to providing the highest quality of sanitizing, disinfecting, and protecting services necessary to keep your customers and team members (and ours) safe and healthy. When public health circumstances change, we adjust our services to meet the evolving needs of every business.
To learn more about how Pritchard can help your business reopen safely and maintain a clean, healthy environment as you operate, contact one of our expert technicians today!