How to Protect Your Loved Ones as an Essential Worker During COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, many things have changed about the workplace. Your status as an essential worker means you are likely still reporting for shifts as usual. When you are tasked with appearing on the job site during a global pandemic, even with great leadership, you may be left wondering how you can safely navigate the day without exposing yourself to the virus. Here are the things you can do to protect your family before work, during work, and after work to prevent disease transmission.    

Before Work 

There are a number of ways you can prepare yourself before you need to be on site. Make sure you have a clean, suitable mask for each day. Do not re-wear a mask that isn’t sanitized. You may also want to invest in a touchless device to help you open door handles and use keypads to minimize contact on the job. 

During Work 

WASH YOUR HANDS. This is one of the best ways to minimize your risk of contracting the virus. If hand-washing stations are not readily available, utilize hand sanitizer and do not touch your face. You also want to expose yourself as little as possible, so avoid touching anything that hasn’t been sanitized before your use. You can also choose to avoid enclosed spaces with multiple people, like an elevator. Take the stairs if you’re not sure. 

After Work 

Wash your hands as soon as you get home from a shift at work, too. Once you’ve appropriately sanitized, you can move on. Some choose to remove all clothing worn outside the home and launder immediately, but do whatever is appropriate for your comfort level. You can also sanitize other relevant surroundings when you get home to prevent spreading the disease, like light switches, doorknobs, or the interior and exterior of your vehicle.  

We Can Help You Find a Safe Job

Job Store Staffing can help you succeed in the workplace as an essential worker. For more tips on how to protect yourself and stay focused on the work at hand, contact our experts. We can help you find the best ways to operate at your level, or find a new position that will help you on your career path. Contact us today to learn more. 


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