COVID-19 Update: Workplace Safety

Madison Firios FCE, Health

Feeding Children Everywhere is closely monitoring news and reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the COVID-19 status and we want to inform you that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our recipients, partners, and employees.

This outbreak of cases has caused apprehension around the prevention of COVID-19 and how to stay safe. We understand that precaution has taken place for many and we want to share our top five ways for health safety in the workplace and around food.

Wash Your Hands 

Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after eating and throughout the day should become a regular habit. Sing along to Happy Birthday twice or play your favorite song for 20 seconds to keep track of time if needed. If you are unable to immediately wash your hands, the CDC advises that you use a sanitizer containing “at least 60% alcohol.”

Sanitize Your Spaces

It is time for operation sanitation! Whether it is at home or in the workplace, practice routine cleaning and sanitation of frequently touched surfaces and workspaces. This includes light switches, desks, chairs, remotes, your phone, and more. Let no surface go unsanitized!

Cover Your Mouth

Use a tissue and germs won’t be an issue! Covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough can prevent the spread of many germs around other people or food. Just make sure that you toss the tissue and wash your hands after. If a tissue is unavailable, you can sneeze or cough into your elbow and wash your hands just to be safe.

Keep Your Distance

If you are or someone around you is sick, keeping your distance is just common sense! When it involves sneezing or coughing, maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from coworkers, friends, or family and do not go within 5 feet of any exposed food. This preventative tip may be an introvert’s dream come true, but it truly can help stop the spread of germs from or to yourself.

Avoid Your Face

Avoid touching your face just in case! We understand it can be second nature, but refraining from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands is an effective measure to prevent the spread of germs and viral infections.