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Many people are stuck at home during the COVID-19 stay at home order. But there many people who still must go to work. Here are some things you can do to help maintain your business’s safety and financial health in the interim.

We recommend you check with your City, County, State, OSHA, Department of Health and other agencies that may have provided employer guidelines.

COVID-19 Employer Safety Tips

  • Do not leave any valuables clearly visible or accessible.
  • Have employees wash hands frequently.
  • Develop an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan.
  • Restaurants who offer takeout services should remove tables and chairs.
  • Provide gloves when staff clean and check rooms and any areas people have access to.
  • Limit food sharing.
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly.
  • Use video conferencing for meetings when possible.
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces.
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
  • Provide gloves when staff clean and check rooms and any areas people have access to.
  • Limit large work-related gatherings (e.g., staff meetings, after-work functions).
  • Limit non-essential work travel (domestic and international).
  • Consider regular health checks (e.g., temperature and respiratory symptom screening) of staff and visitors entering buildings (if feasible).
  • Require workers who are ill to stay home.
  • Consider posting “NO TRESPASSING” signage.
  • Disable access to your public WiFi network.
  • Deactivate all scheduled FOB door openings (e.g., dry cleaning and other nonessential deliveries you may have forgotten).
  • Make regular site visits to monitor your shop/business and manage inventory and storage conditions. Consider randomizing the times this is done to avoid establishing a detectable pattern.

·         Implement social distancing measures:

  • Increase physical space between workers at the worksite.
  • Stagger work schedules.
  • Decrease social contacts in the workplace (e.g., limit in-person meetings,

 

Be Aware of COVID-19 Scams

The FCC offers the following tips to help you protect yourself from scams, including coronavirus scams:

§  Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown numbers, or any others that appear suspicious.

§  Never share your personal or financial information via email, text messages, or over the phone.

§  Be cautious if you’re being pressured to share any information or make a payment immediately.

§  Scammers often spoof phone numbers to trick you into answering or responding.  Remember that government agencies will never call you to ask for personal information or money.

§  Do not click any links in a text message. If a friend sends you a text with a suspicious link that seems out of character, call them to make sure they weren't hacked.

§  Always check on a charity (for example, by calling or looking at its actual website) before donating. (Learn more about charity scams.)

 

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