Tech Forward Offices Still Function While Following Preventive Measures Against the Spread of the Coronavirus
Do you have a policy regarding the Coronavirus in place in your office yet?
We lived through hurricane Sandy and now the reports of food shortages due to the outbreak and spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are feeling a bit like deja vu. We request that you join with us in following the preventive measures outlined below as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization for the protection of us all.
Our office is “crazy busy” this time of year, but we have set up many cloud based systems and can work remotely with our clients to take care of their tax filings and refund requests during this trying time.
We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of germs throughout the day at our homes, offices and shared public spaces.
Best practices for all our safety:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Hand sanitizer should be available in most public areas and restrooms. Forget about “hating chemicals” and use it!
- Antibacterial disinfectant wipes are a great way to clean open work areas and your desk.
- Wipe down your work surfaces, keyboards, arm rests and other surfaces before you leave for the day & when you arrive.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects, including your mobile phone.
- Disinfect the kitchen counter and microwave after preparing your food with those handy wipes or a disinfectant spray and disposable paper towel.
- Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter. Place them in the dishwasher or wash them immediately.
- Put food garbage in the trash receptacles in the kitchen. Rinse out beverage containers and place them in the recycle bins.
- Disinfect meeting rooms after your meeting, before exiting the room. Wipes or spray are great for this task.
- Avoid touching your face.
- If you’ve traveled to a country that has a Level 3 Travel Health Notice (widespread, ongoing transmission), including China, Italy, Iran and South Korea, you should stay home for at least 14 days from the time you left that country and practice social distancing.
- If you haven’t already done so, consider putting the tips above into practice at home and other places you visit.
Additional safe work habit suggestions during this busy season:
- This is a great time to work remotely with us via video chat
- If you are not already doing so, send us your sensitive documents through our secure portal.
- Ask us to help you convert some of your administrative tasks to cloud based systems: payroll, tax filings, accounting, banking, etc
- Our main request is that you put the safety of yourself, your family your staff and your customers/clients first.
We value your health and safety. Be well!