For approximately the past year and a half, we’ve been battling COVID-19, the worst pandemic of our lifetimes to date. Business owners and HR managers everywhere have had to adapt their business practices at a rapid pace, and in some instances, basically start from square one to stay afloat. Now, we face the added challenge of the “twindemic,” the combination of threats from flu season coming about in addition to this current surge of COVID-19, more specifically, the Delta Variant.
It can be easy to forget about other illnesses since the pandemic definitely takes the spotlight for itself. The flu is definitely still a big threat to look out for amid the pandemic, so make sure that your organization is keeping it on your radar in addition to the coronavirus.
What does this mean for businesses? This double-team of biological threats imposes the already emphasized need for safety and vigilance. The positive, however, is that many of the measures that we already have in place for the prevention of COVID transmission are highly likely to be effective for preventing flu transmission as well. According to USAToday, flu numbers during the 2020-2012 optimal flu season were at an all time low, a direct result of the measures we were taking to prevent the spread of COVID. The key is simply making sure that your team is actively following and enforcing these policies. That being said, what are some specific measures that you can implement into your workplace to provide the safest working environment possible? Let’s take a look.
Here at GoCo, our priority is each other’s safety and well being. That priority requires effort and education about what is currently happening in the world around us, as well as the implementation of all of the suggestions we have made above. Remember, we are not out of the woods yet and we have to have each other’s backs. Think about implementing some or all of these suggestions into your workspace and let your employees know that you have theirs.