These days, there are many people who are panicking in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that continues to grip the world. The same can be said for businesses, who are continuing to see a decrease in traffic as the pandemic continues, which has led to nearly every state implementing stay-at-home orders, with the exception of essential travel.
Thankfully, there are ways in which you can work to protect your business as the outbreak continues; however, it will require you to take some precautionary measures as a result, such as keeping the members of your staff well-informed and preparing for the worst.
Here are four ways in which you can help protect your business during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Work From Home Policy

If it is at all possible, establish a work from home policy. Many businesses have taken the step of establishing this type of plan in order to prevent employees from coming in and avoiding contact with other people as a way to help stop the potential spread of the virus. Depending on your business and the industry that you currently work in, there is every chance that you may not be able to offer your employees the opportunity to work from home; however, if you are able to, consider including factors such as remote procedures, guidelines, and employee eligibility. Additionally, you will also want to include rules for temporary remote work as well.

Reevaluate Cleaning Procedures

Another important thing to make note of is to take the time to reevaluate all of your cleaning procedures. This means that you should increase how often your business is cleaned, stock your business with hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectants, and encourage all of your employees to regularly wash their hands whenever they come to work. Additionally, if any of your employees are either sick or not feeling well, simply request that they stay home and concentrate on feeling better so that they don’t get anyone else sick. It’s also a good idea to request that employees disinfect their work areas on a daily basis as well.

Emergency Plans

Always take the time to come up with an emergency preparedness plan for your business that will benefit both yourself and your employees. Not only should this outline all of the steps that your business will be taking in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic ends up impacting your business, but it should also lay out each and every measure that you will be taking in order to protect all of your employees before things begin to get worse.

Take Advantage of Federal Relief Available

If you are able to take advantage of any and all federal relief for your business, don’t hesitate to do so. The federal government has recently passed legislation in order to help both individuals and small businesses who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of employer tax credits, federal income tax deferments, and low-interest federal disaster loans. The good news is that even more relief is currently being put together by the government as well, and they are currently scrambling to get everything passed.

Install Thermal Cameras

There are plenty of security cameras that you can install to measure employee health and prevent an outbreak. Dyezz Surveillance offers Alibi thermal cameras that can either monitor multiple people at once or scan your employees risks to check for fevers.
Thank you for visiting the Dyezz Surveillance and Security blog, a business security Texas company. If you are looking to set up new measures to monitor your employees health and protect your business contact us today for a free consultation.