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The Role of Businesses and Employers in Response to COVID-19

The Role of Businesses and Employers in Response to COVID-19

The Role of Businesses and Employers in Response to COVID-19 – Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Employers should respond in a way that takes into account the level of disease transmission in their communities and revise their business response plans as needed. 

Employers should follow the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a phased approach based on current levels of transmission and healthcare capacity at the state or local level, as part of resuming business operations. 

Business operation decisions should be based on both the level of disease transmission in the community and your readiness to protect the safety and health of your employees and customers.

Businesses and employers are encouraged to coordinate with state and local health officials to obtain timely and accurate information to inform appropriate responses. Local conditions will influence the decisions that public health officials make regarding community-level strategies. CDC has guidance for mitigation strategies according to the level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19.

Employers Should Implement And Update A Necessary Plan

As an employer, if your business operations were interrupted, resuming normal or phased activities presents an opportunity to update your COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plans. All employers should implement and update as necessary a plan that:

  • Is specific to your workplace,
  • Identifies all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19, and
  • Includes control measures to eliminate or reduce such exposures.

Talk with your employees about planned changes and seek their input. 

Additionally, collaborate with employees and unions to effectively communicate important COVID-19 information.

See the OSHA COVID-19 guidance for more information on how to protect workers from potential exposures, according to their exposure risk. 

Plans should consider that employees may be able to spread COVID-19 even if they do not show symptoms.

All employers need to consider how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in your workplace. This should include activities to:

  • Prevent and reduce transmission among employees,
  • Maintain healthy business operations, and
  • Maintain a healthy work environment.

How Does Businesses Overcome Covid-19 Challenges?

For many businesses, they have had to adapt and overcome by changing the way they conduct business.

 The role of businesses in response to COVID-19 is to implement a touchless employee sign-in and a touchless visitor management process, this can help any business meet these safety requirements and more. With a visitor management system, the company can create a customized check-in process that reflects your company’s policies and include steps that help prevent the spread of the virus.

Fidentity Visitor Management System

Fidentity also offers a facial recognition system that stores over 100,000 images ensuring that all employees and visitor’s information will be saved without incident. 

Fidentity also offers a facial recognition system that stores over 100,000 images ensuring that all employees and visitors information will be saved without incident. 

The same facial recognition system also offers temperature scans of employees and visitors. 

This helps to ensure that no one enters the building that is running a fever and risks transmitting Covid-19 to their employees.

Fidentity will also allow businesses to create a touchless visitor check-in process by pre-registering visitors and sending out a QR code to smartphones that the kiosk reads.

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