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5 Ways To Minimize Transmission Of Coronavirus In The Office

Now that the world has started to slowly reopen, many businesses have begun to return to normal operations. Offices and stores are opening their doors with new safety guidelines in place to help limit the community spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that there is less risk involved when it comes to transmission of the illness.

The virus itself has not gone away, nor does it appear to be disappearing in the near future. This means that the risk of contracting the virus needs to be taken into account as offices reopen and things return to business as usual.

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Are Face Masks Necessary To Ensure A COVID-Safe Office Environment?

Many places have implemented mandatory mask rules to help slow or limit the spread of COVID-19. Wearing masks has been shown to reduce the rate at which the virus spreads by limiting air droplet transference in areas where people can’t maintain a sufficient enough distance between themselves and others.

Places such as grocery stores, restaurants, malls, and retail establishments have implemented the new mask rule to help keep public safety a number one priority during this global pandemic. As lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, many offices are following suit by reopening to normal business hours and status – but are masks necessary in offices as they are in other businesses?

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How To Manage And Track A Coronavirus Outbreak In Your Office

Now that lockdown restrictions are easing worldwide, many governments have decided it’s time to get back to business. The economy is reopening, but that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 has disappeared. In fact, in many places around the world, the virus is still running rampant.

In most locations, safety measures have been put into place to avoid further unchecked spread of the disease and the grave implications it could have. But there will be some inevitable outbreaks of the virus once people resume their normal day-to-day lives. So, how do you deal with an outbreak in your neck of the woods if it happens? Here’s how to manage and track a coronavirus outbreak in your office.

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Could Lyme Disease Be Misdiagnosed As Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it in 2020. So far it has spread across six continents and caused widespread illness in over 22 million people. The new virus has yet to be fully understood, and a vaccine has not yet been produced.

In contrast, Lyme disease is a seasoned veteran. The bacterial infection was first documented in the 70s, but it wasn’t until Willy Burgdorfer, a scientist praised for his work in medical entomology, found a connection between the deer tick and Lyme disease that it was categorized as the condition we know today.

Lyme disease is also misunderstood by many medical professionals and can lead to long-lasting symptoms and chronic illness – even with treatment. Since COVID-19 is a virus and Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, what exactly do they have in common? And could Lyme disease be misdiagnosed as coronavirus?

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How To Safely Reopen Your Business Once Lockdown Ends

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, cases have decreased in many parts of the world that experienced total lockdown due to the overwhelming surge of infections. In places where the curve has been successfully flattened, case numbers that could have otherwise skyrocketed if an imposed quarantine hadn’t taken place have begun to stabilize.

The virus isn’t gone, and things are still wildly different. But with many economies opening back up, safety precautions must be taken to ensure that further waves of the outbreak don’t occur.

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