Covid-19 infection in offices

My company just opened for work. We are about ten of us in my office. I want to know if I can catch the COVID-19 infection from any of my co-workers. If so, kindly let me know how to avoid this.

Aminu (by SMS)

 

Yes, you can. In fact, experts believe that offices will lead to an increase in Coronavirus infections. However, there are some measures, such as disinfecting your workspace, washing your hands often, and avoiding touching your face, that can help prevent you from contracting certain illnesses. Shared office items like coffee pots and landline phones, as well as door handles, elevator buttons, and light switches can harbor a host of germs. To prevent getting sick, it’s important to wash your hands often. The CDC recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. It is also important to sanitize your workspace. In order to prevent getting sick, clean your workspace often with household spray or a disinfecting wipe . Focus on cleaning the items you touch most often, namely your keyboard, mouse, monitor buttons, and desk phone, as well as the desk surface. It is equally important that at the beginning of the day to wipe down surfaces that you’re going to touch often. Avoid touching surfaces with your bare hands. The best way to protect yourself from illnesses and infections is by limiting hand-to-surface exposure. When grabbing door handles, use a tissue or glove to avoid touching the possibly germ-covered surfaces with your bare hands.

 

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