World Health Organization states that when someone who has COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects, such as desks, tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces or objects, and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. If they are standing within 1 meter of a person with COVID-19 they can catch it by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. In other words, COVID-19 spreads in a similar way to flu. Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some experience more serious illness and may require hospital care.
WHY DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT COVID-19?
It has to be taken seriously by every employer and the potential risk form COVID-19:
There is a risk that people who are coming back to work might unwittingly bring the COVID-19 virus to their workplace. Others might be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19.
Although COVID-19 is a mild disease for most people, it can make some very ill. Around 1 in every 5 people who catch COVID-19 needs hospital treatment.
Employees who are coming back to work, they need to be protected, since they can bring the COVID-19 back home to their families
Since the whole world is on a lockdown and some of the countries are trying to re-open the economy by opening some of the companies, but still – we are facing the challenges:
How to ensure that people are keeping the distance between each other.
A person is healthy and can work without any interferences with the virus.
Probably one of the most important challenges is how to track all the interactions between the infected person and a healthy person.