Tips for Social Distancing in the Workplace
Now that COVID-19 is community spread in the United States and other countries, you may be hearing phrases such as “self-quarantine,” “flattening the curve,” and “social distancing.”
What do they mean, and why do they apply to you in the workplace?
Cancelling sports events, cruises, festivals and social gathering of 10 or more people is social distancing. This is important because the Centers for Disease and Control believe that reducing the physical contact between people by 6 feet will drastically reduce the spread of the Coronavirus spreading across our community, our country and most importantly, lessen the chances of you catching COVID-19.
Why is this Important?
- Protect yourself from getting sick.
- Lesson the number of serious infections of vulnerable patients/staff that enter our clinics.
- Lessen the burden on potential staffing shortages on our healthcare system.
It is believed that if we all truly practice these social distancing tips, we will help to flatten the curve. Flattening the curve slows the virus down, allowing our health centers and our care team to be able to care for our patients. If we do not practice social distancing we will increase the risk of infection, not only to ourselves, but our families and potentially our patients. If we are sick, we cannot take care of our patients that are sick. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep everyone safe.