Office Prevention and Control

(The Fight Against COVID-19)

Updated:2020-04-26 |

Office Prevention and Control

Office prevention and control mainly refers to epidemic prevention and control management in the workplace. With the resumption of work and production and the return of personnel, the office area has a high density of staff with long stay and a complex composition, which increases the difficulty of prevention and control. 

The Prevention and Control Protocol for Novel Coronavirus (1st Edition), released by the NHC on January 29, provided a guide to workplace prevention and control: 

* The staff should monitor their own health. 

* A sick employee should not come to work in case of suspicious symptoms of novel coronavirus pneumonia (such as fever, cough, pharyngalgia, chest distress, breathing difficulties, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, and muscle soreness). 

* People with suspected symptoms of the disease should be refused to enter the workplace. 

* Regularly clean and disinfect public goods and items or parts that are frequently touched by people.

* Maintain indoor ventilation in the workplace; 

* Ensure sufficient hand sanitizers and proper operation of water supply facilities in the washroom; 

* Keep the workplace clean and tidy, and clean up the garbage in time.

Various localities also adopted detailed measures for the prevention and control of office areas. These included: 

* Specify responsibilities of each unit in the office area; 

* The operator of the building where the office is located draw up a list of tenants, and take temperature check and personnel registration at the building or courtyard entrance; 

* Make targeted work plans for prevention and control; 

* Strengthen staff health monitoring; 

* Conduct risk analysis and work out counter measures for key posts and key departments; 

* Optimize workflow to reduce the risk of infection; 

* Adopt flexible work hours; 

* Reduce unnecessary meetings and other gatherings; 

* Maintain indoor ventilation; 

* Strengthen daily cleaning and preventive disinfection.