IT parks of various scales are present in almost every cities. IT parks do have around 1000 companies on their campuses, with over 100,000 employees coming from various locations of their country. With the breakout of the coronavirus, these IT parks are at high risk of being affected by this dangerous global pandemic. If one employee of this dangerous virus is affected, the probability of the disease getting spread to a massive crowd is almost uncontrollable. Here are some safety measures you need to take care to avoid contact with coronavirus.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick. If anyone is showing symptoms like coughing, sneezing or fever, it’s advisable to maintain a minimum of three feet distance from the person. If you come in contact with them, use a sanitizer to clean your hands. Avoid touching your nose, eyes or mouth after coming in contact with any objects or persons.
- Wear a mask if you are sick or if you are taking care of the sick. Wearing a mask is not compulsory unless you are taking care of someone infected. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) do not recommend everyone to use a mask as it can do more harm than good. They recommend only the infected to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing or if come in contact with anyone or objects. Use a hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently used objects, the screens of laptop and mobile phones with regular cleaning fluids.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and dispose of it safely. If you have fever, cough or breathing difficulty, seek immediate medical attention. Stay at home when sick. If the health department asks you to take quarantine measures and be isolated, corporate with them. Sharing is always not caring.
- Make sure that you are in touch with the local medical authorities and help the team. Always listen to the updates from the governing bodies.
- Do not use fingerprint attendance markers. Use RFID punch cards instead. If you, in case, have used the fingerprint scanners, use sanitizers to clean your hands.
- Try to avoid availing public transport when you can. Use private vehicles. If you have an option for work-from-home or if your company provides a remote job, avail it. It’s best to avoid a crowd and public space during the pandemic breakout.
- Refrain from sharing false news and information. Spreading unauthentic news can do more harm than good. You can even get in legal trouble for sharing fake news.
Even though the coronavirus is spreading worldwide, there is no need to panic. The global pandemic can be countered by taking the necessary precaution and acting sensibly in the time of crisis. As important as self-care is, it’s vital to spread awareness among your friends. The COVID-19 outbreak can be battled by taking the precautionary methods and by following the instructions of the health workers and the governing bodies. Together, let’s win this battle.