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How businesses protect customers from the coronavirus
December 4, 2020
Most California companies are incredibly aware of the precautions necessary to protect themselves and their customers from Covid-19. They require masks, provide sanitizer and even adopt new techniques for shopping, including curbside pickup.
As mentioned previously, most companies experiment with their online services in order to keep customers out of stores but still shopping with their brands. Some businesses offer curbside pickup or provide contactless delivery for restaurants.
It is important to move customers online as much as possible to avoid exposure and also prevent sick shoppers from coming into the store.
Keep your essential employees to a minimum
Along with masks and sanitizers, employers can prevent the spread by keeping your staff to a minimum at all times. Exposure is significantly less when there are only a few employees in the space. Any additional staff members only increase the likelihood of infection.
If you’re worried about the workload, practice a creative work system or allow remote work whenever possible. You may be able to hire an assistant who can work from home and cover administrative tasks for the business in the comfort of the desks.
Encourage proper hygiene for everyone
Good hygiene is a necessity during the global pandemic. Everyone should consistently wash their hands and sanitize them often. However, employers may need to take drastic measures to ensure that workers and customers are healthy and hygienic.
During your company training, ask employees to wash their hands when:
Before and after eating
After coughing or sneezing
After using to the bathroom
When changing tasks and after touching potentially contaminated surfaces
You can also post pictures and reminders of proper hygiene for your employees in common workspaces. And for customers, offer a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% ethanol as its active ingredient. It’s more effective and meets the CDC guidelines for proper disinfection.
These practices may take time to implement, but it’s crucial to take preventative measures now as we near a second spike in the Covid-19 outbreak in California.