How to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19 in Your Business Organization

How to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19 in Your Business Organization

The old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, rings true especially as the COVID-19 keeps spreading all over the world. Despite the seriousness of this pandemic, life must go on. People must work in order to earn a living and businesses must continue to serve the need of the people. How then can you effectively avoid the spread of the virus in your business organization? The top three tips or preventive measures you must do are: maintain cleanliness; practice social distancing; and be well-informed.


Cleanliness is the most basic form of avoiding any spread or entrance of disease-causing bacteria and viruses. In your offices, the carpets are the most susceptible places where dirt, food particles, spilled liquids and dust are stacked. Regular cleaning of the carpet will make the air free from pollutants and bacteria that usually thrive in dark, moist and warm places such as underneath the carpet.

Since COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is transferred by droplets through coughing, there is a need to clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, telephones, and stair railings. Moreover, see to it that tissues and no-touch disposal bins are available along with enough supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. These should be accessible to everybody in many different parts of your office building. These COVID-19 prevention tips have been proven effective in most cases. 


A safe distance of three feet or one meter between people should be maintained. In addition, handshaking should always be avoided especially with visitors because symptoms of COVID-19 do not appear until after its incubation period. For the employees, proper hand hygiene must be required. You can put posters of the correct way of washing hands in restrooms and wash areas. Encourage employees to practice handwashing even in their homes. Take care of your employees who have poor families by providing them with hand hygiene supplies.


Keep your company updated about the local COVID-19 situation so that proper measures will be done in case there will be threat to the health of everybody in your company. Sick staff, especially those with respiratory infections, must be advised to stay at home. Prepare a room in your building where you can place people who get sick while they are at work. Make sure that reliable information is shared to the whole organization and your clients. Hand sanitizers must also be available at the entrance halls. Make a necessary plan of action if problems arise and assign a staff to spearhead the information dissemination. Lastly, stay connected with stakeholders, community partners, and health officials and make sure that your emergency team is supplied with proper protective gear and supplies in case they have to handle cases.

Keeping yourself informed will help keep you safe. In case you need water or fire damage restoration or commercial cleaning services, contact 478-313-4353 for 24/7/365 Emergency Service in Houston, Georgia and surrounding areas or visit our website at for more details. ServiceMaster of Middle Georgia offers commercial cleaning, restoration, biohazard waste cleanupmold remediationcarpet cleaningwater damage restoration, and fire damage restoration.

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