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As businesses across Ontario prepare to navigate the winter months during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that business owners, operators, and managers all do their part to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for both customers and employees alike. By developing workplace guidelines that are in line with recommended safety protocols and proactively prioritizing the well-being of all those coming into your workspace, your business demonstrates its commitment to customer safety, employee satisfaction, and community involvement. We all must do our part to stop the spread and flatten the curve.

With that in mind, here are three steps businesses can take to keep customers safe and happy this winter. 

 

1. Update the Employee Schedule

Taking care of your customers starts with taking care of your employees. Ensuring their health is not only the right thing to do, but it also helps to ensure the health of your business. Businesses should work to maximize their availability while minimizing risks – that starts with evaluating the needs of your staff. Staff members who may be more vulnerable to illness should be assigned to duties they can complete from home, or with minimal contact with customers and clients. For businesses that require staff to be in a shared workspace, staggering return dates and times will help with physical distancing and avoid large groups arriving to work at once. Lastly, make sure that contact information for all employees, suppliers, vendors, and anyone else associated with your business is up to date should there be a need to contact them. 

2. Provide Customers with Safety Tools

It is essential that every business open to the public this winter clearly communicate the safety precautions they are taking to protect customers’ health during COVID-19. Such steps can include:

  • Instituting a screening process before entry to check for possible symptoms of illness
  • Requiring face masks for everyone in the workplace
  • Maintaining physical distancing
  • Deploying hand sanitizing stations at all entrances and exits
  • Limiting in-person contact where possible

While these are developments that many businesses have already adopted, it is important that employers, owners, and managers stay up to date on the latest health and safety guidelines from trusted sources to ensure all safety measures are working as intended in your business.

3. Sterilize Your Business with SteraMist®

While these precautions can go a long way in stopping the spread of germs, businesses of all kinds, from office spaces to retail outlets, can take their customer safety and satisfaction above and beyond with SteraMist®, an approved innovative decontamination solution designed to kill even the toughest pathogens, including COVID-19. Applied in seconds and effective in minutes, SteraMist® reaches surfaces that regular disinfectants and manual cleansers cannot. And unlike other sterilization products, SteraMist® is safe on sensitive surfaces, including paperwork and electronics. It leaves no odour or residue, and is even 100% eco-friendly.

Sterilizing your office, store, or workspace with SteraMist® is the ultimate way to safeguard against COVID-19 and other pathogens, while promoting peace of mind to your customers and staff and maintaining  business uptime during this critical season.

Click or call to get a free quote to protect your business with SteraMist® today.