Small business owners know the value of having good employees and truly rely on them to keep their businesses running smoothly. With the current outbreak of the coronavirus, staying well can be a challenge, however, the CDC offers tips that may help your employees stay healthy.
According to this report from WashingtonExaminer.com, between 70 million to 150 million coronavirus cases are predicted in the United States. That range is close to 25-50% of the U.S. population. Crowd events around the country are being cancelled and colleges and universities are sending students home. While we aren’t in panic mode, we do have a heartfelt concern for all people affected. More specifically, we have customers with thousands of employees out in the field who could be impacted. As a small business owner with remote employees, having healthy employees is a top priority. Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for ways you can help your employees stay healthy.
The CDC site recommends ways to practice safety in the workplace, school, home and commercial environments. The CDC suggestions are a good place to start. In addition, our customers could help their remote employees in several ways. For example, businesses can equip their employees with nitrile gloves and medical sanitary masks. Employers can also suggest that employees use antibacterial wipes to sanitize landline phones they use to clock in. Wherever possible, our mobile app is a good solution. These are just good common sense tips to help employees stay healthy.
We pray for a solution to this pandemic. However, until then we all need to be wise and practice good habits to stay healthy.