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5 tips for a healthy return to work after the “Stay at Home” mandate


June 5, 2020


5 tips for a healthy return to work after the “Stay at Home” mandate

When returning to the workplace after coronavirus restrictions have lifted, knowing how to stay safe is key to protecting yourself and those around you from exposure.

Here are five tips to help you stay healthy and keep your peace of mind when returning to work after the quarantine.

  1. Continue distancing 

Maintaining a six foot radius between yourself and others is an effective way to minimize risk of exposure. 

Check with your employer before your return to the workplace to learn about the social distancing measures they’ve implemented to keep you safe. 

  1. Stay sanitary 

Always be sure to: 

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitizer when sinks are not available
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Disinfect surfaces (including your own desk and office phone)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.

Avoid sharing office phones and headsets as well, since this equipment is often used close to the face. 

  1. Keep minimal contact 

Swap handshakes for contactless greetings instead––waving is a good alternative. Keep communication virtual rather than face-to-face. Emails, video conferences, and phone calls are all great contactless options. If virtual options aren’t possible, hold your meetings in well-ventilated and open areas.

  1. Use a mask 

While masks don’t necessarily need to be worn at desks and cubicles, wearing them when you go outside of your designated work space will help keep everyone safe. 

  1. B.Y.O.E.: Bring your own everything 

Bringing your own food, snacks, coffee, dining utensils, and other necessities can help you minimize your risk of exposure. Eating your lunch at your desk instead of common areas or break rooms can also prevent close contact. 

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Source: CDC

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