When it comes to workplace health and safety, having preparedness plans in place for a variety of situations is crucial. 2020 was a detrimental year for many businesses, as we all continued to fight against the world’s latest pandemic–COVID-19. As vaccines emerge and employees continue to return to work, keeping people safe and slowing the spread of the virus is a top priority.(more…)
Throughout this pandemic, we have pushed the importance of wearing properly fitted respirators. An N95 respirator is considered to be the gold standard for respirators and are used by frontline healthcare workers and medical first responders. However, in recent weeks more than 11 million fake N95 respirators have been seized by the Department of Homeland Security. So, with so many counterfeit respirators making their way into the market, how can you tell if you have a fake N95?(more…)
As COVID-19 continues to run its course, COVID testing has provided immense value in containing the spread of the virus. If you are feeling under the weather or believe that you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you’re probably looking into the types of testing available to you. In this blog, we are going to look at the differences between the two most commonly used tests to diagnose COVID-19: rapid antigen tests and PCR tests.(more…)
The COVID-19 outbreak which began in December 2019 in China has since expanded to touch every corner of the globe. On January 21, 2020, the United States had their first confirmed case which has led to millions of people sick and thousands losing their lives. Researchers around the world have worked tirelessly to develop a vaccine to combat the virus. Fast forward to June 2020 and several candidates have reached the late stage of the clinical trials of the vaccine with promising results.
With 2021 on the horizon, it is predicted that a safe and effective vaccine will soon emerge. In this week’s blog, we will discuss the importance of vaccines and the projected timeline for the COVID vaccine.(more…)
As we continue to reintegrate working from the office setting back into our daily lives, there’s really no debate that returning employees to the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be as simple as announcing a reopening or return-to-work date and getting right back into business as usual. Not only have many workplaces changed temporarily, but they may be different for the long-term, even beyond the approval of a yet-to-be-approved vaccine. The details of each employer’s plan to return to work may all look distinctive from each other, but there are some commonalities every business owner should keep in mind while drawing up their plans.(more…)