How to Return to Work & School Safely
Ensure everyone has enough face masks.
Get everyone their own supply of hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizer is going to be a solid line of defense against germ spreading this fall. Hand sanitizers should be used when entering and exiting communal spaces, such as elevators, lunchrooms, or libraries. While CDC guidelines state that hand sanitizer should be readily available in schools and office buildings, that may not always be the case. By making sure your family has their own, individual supply, you are ensuring they have access to it, no matter what.
Practice proper hygiene methods at home.
The key to staying safe and healthy is practicing proper hygiene no matter where you are. When you and your family practice proper mask-wearing and hand-washing techniques at home, you can be sure they know what to do when they are at work and school. Hand-washing is especially important before and after eating, sneezing, coughing, and adjusting a face cover. It’s also important to emphasize, especially with young children, to avoid touching their eyes and face as part of practicing proper hygiene.
Get in the habit of morning temperature checks.
The earlier you are able to be tested and quarantined, the less likely you are to pass on COVID-19 if you get infected. The CDC recommends checking in with your family for early signs of the illness every morning with temperature checks. If you or any family member has a temperature over 100.4, they should stay home and call a doctor.