Almost no country has been spared as the novel coronavirus swept the globe in 2020. It’s changed our perspective of life as we know it. The COVID-19 pandemic kept us in our homes for months straight, reoriented our relationship with friends, relatives, the outside world, and made touch a taboo. Life for some came to a standstill, while others faced the frightening new normal. The pandemic is continuing on to reshape our lives and rethink our way of living as nations cannot stay shut in their homes forever.
In January 2020, when the virus rose initially, the Hubei province in China underwent a lockdown. By March, several states in the US issued stay-at-home orders but with economies crippling and people losing their jobs and businesses, the governments made a tough choice to gradually reopen their cities. The enterprises happily obliged to this decision and quickly reopened their shops, factories, and offices, allowing people to resume their work. However, this decision did not come with ease as the challenge of person-to-person transmission at workplaces is very much lingering on everyone’s head. And with the second wave already hitting the world, employees and organizations must introduce and implement effective techniques to keep their workplaces safe and free from the virus.
This article will explore the basic reasons that lead to the spread of the -dreadful COVID-19 that has killed over 250,000 Americans as of November 2020, along with preventive measures employees should take to maintain a healthy workplace environment.