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Staying Safe As Lockdowns Ease
As the pandemic upends travels, works, and life at home, the rules are continuously shifting for what people can and can’t do. Here are some tips on how you can stay safe as lockdowns are now at ease in some countries;
- GOING BACK TO WORK
More businesses are reopening and employees are now required to go back to work. If you feel unsafe, here’s what you can do;
- Check state and local orders
Various government guidelines urge employers to accommodate workers who live with people with underlying conditions. It provides extra ballast to employee requests.
- It can’t hurt to ask
For those able to work from home, you can request to continue working from home. If you doubt about your safety going out of your home, you can ask your employer if you can just stay at your work-from-home setup.
- Consider a leave of absence
If the employees show flexibility, some employers might be flexible as well about leave of absence.
2. REDUCING THE RISKS OF YOU GO OUT
As businesses and communities across the country are reopening, more people are weighing on how they should head into work, visit hair salons, restaurants, and retail shops. The safest move right now for most people is to stay at home as much as possible. But if you go out, consider these;
Biking, walking, or driving your car are the safest options for now. If you are to commute, wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after your commute.
- At a restaurant
Be careful of shared items such as pens, pepper, and salt shakers, those little leather holders that wait for staff use to present your check. Avoid crowds while waiting for tables.
- At the office
Be cautious about bathrooms and elevators. It is wise to use a paper towel or a tissue to handle faucets, doorknobs, or push buttons. Avoid air dryers also and you can use paper towels.
3. IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A MASK
The use of a face mask helps prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Simple masks prevent wearers from scattering viruses by sneezing, coughing, breathing, or talking. Once viruses are ejected, face masks will trap those particles that come out from your mouth.
Experts continue to advise wearing a mask in crowded areas. If you are exercising outside, maintain physical distancing even with or without a face mask. Having a mask can serve as an important cue to not touch your nose or mouth.
4. KEEPING YOUR GLASSES CLEAN WHEN WEARING A MASK
Everyone who wears glasses knows the struggle. The glasses fog up if you’re wearing your mask. That is not only an inconvenience but a safety hazard also. You can use a mask that fits in your nose and you can put in between the middle part of the glasses. If you have your contact lenses, you can use it in the meantime if you find it difficult to wear glasses when wearing a face mask as well.
5. STAY HEALTHY
Even you go out and going back to your work at the office it’s vital to keep your body healthy. You can be at a greater risk of getting the infection because of your work. Continue to manage your eating habits even when you are already at your office. If you have your day-off, you can continue your workout routine.