Throughout the pandemic, several of us have alternated between working from home and in an office setting. You might find yourself getting ready to return to the workplace when COVID-19 cases will begin to decrease. You might also be pondering the safety measures you should take. With this, here are some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy while working in an office:
- Get Vaccine and Booster shots
Before getting back in the office, take this opportunity to check up on your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots. Get it updated as soon as possible. If you are not yet vaccinated, you may want to consider getting vaccinated because it has already been years since the pandemic started and with the abundance of time it has in developing vaccines, guaranteed it is safe as the majority of the population are vaccinated already.
2. Avoid having large group meetings
To be cautious when holding meetings and remember the safety protocols when interacting with one another in the workplace. The COVID-19 virus spreads rapidly especially when a person - to - person contact. Sometimes, one is not aware that they have the virus because it is asymptomatic for their situation, though it is still contagious. To wear face masks at all times and keep distance from one another to stay protected from the virus. It is best if the meetings are held through online, or an open space area for clean air to circulate.
3. Be knowledgeable of the COVID-19 symptoms and Test immediately when symptoms persist
Common COVID-19 Symptoms are:
- Loss of taste or smell
- Muscle or body aches
Even when safety protocols are practiced, there is still a possibility that one will get exposed to someone who has the symptoms of the virus or are asymptomatic. Get yourself tested if you are feeling the symptoms listed above or has been exposed with someone who may or has the virus already to immediately do self quarantine and have it treated to avoid getting others infected as well.