With the coronavirus still spreading across the country, it has become more important now than ever before for businesses to take the proper measures in protecting their workers and their customers. Personal Protective Equipment & Supplies (PPE) are the most effective means of limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
Here are some of the best PPE supplies your business should keep on-hand to ensure that everyone on your property stays safe:
Masks and face shields
Masks, even simple cloth masks, are extremely effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus is spread through saliva droplets, which fall into the air whenever we open our mouths. A mask can reduce how many of those droplets make it into the air, thus reducing the likelihood of a passer-by contracting COVID-19. Thankfully, there are all types of masks that you and your employees can wear. N95 masks and face shields are the most effective, but cloth masks are also a good option. Additionally, you can personalize cloth masks with your brand or let your employees make their own designs for some originality.
Social distancing signage
In addition to wearing masks, practicing good social distancing by staying 6 feet away from other people can also help reduce the likelihood of someone contracting the coronavirus. However, not everyone can eye-ball a six-foot distance. As such, placing signs on your floors that are spread out 6-feet apart will help everyone abide by those guidelines.
If social distancing isn’t possible, then you can put up sneeze guards for extra protection. Employees who deal with many people throughout the day—such as receptionists or cashiers—can use sneeze guards to help separate them from customers.
Hand sanitizer station
Hand sanitizer can kill germs, thus limiting the spread of COVID-19. Make sure that you have hand sanitizer stations set up around your place of business for employees and customers to take advantage of.