Top 5 CDC Guidelines and Recommendations for Businesses and Employers Responding to COVID-19

The CDC recently provided updated guidance to help organizations prepare to reopen and get back to the new normal. Cleaning and disinfecting, a key aspect of workplace health and safety, is among their top 5 recommendations. This includes both routine cleaning, and enhanced cleaning measures to be taken after a person(s) suspected or confirmed to have Covid-19 has entered a facility.

As businesses face elevated risks due to COVID-19, cleaning and sanitation is more important than ever. Ensuring that all cleaning, sanitation, and COVID related tasks are being scheduled and completed as required, is essential to daily operations in our current environment.

Below are excerpts from the CDC recommendations.

Perform routine cleaning.

Follow the Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting to develop, implement, and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.

Perform enhanced cleaning and disinfection after persons suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19 have been in the facility.

If a sick employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, follow the CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations.

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Other recommendations included in CDC’s guidance, include:

  • Conducting daily health checks
  • Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace (if appropriate)
  • Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
  • Improving the building ventilation system