How to keep your office clean to prevent the spread of disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on people, governments, businesses and other organizations around the world. Restaurants are closed, public gatherings are canceled, kids are not going to school and people are staying in their homes as much as possible.

During times like these, it's important to remember the small steps each of us can take in our daily work lives to prevent the spreading of germs.

Regardless of whether you are still going into the office or working from home, here are some important hygiene habits to keep in mind:

Wash your hands

Did you know that regularly washing your hands can decrease your risk of contracting respiratory infections by 16%? Remember, the coronavirus is a respiratory illness. So make sure you're thoroughly scrubbing your hands with soap and water multiple times throughout the day.

Think before you cough

Coughing and sneezing into your hands is not enough to keep germs from landing on other people or surfaces. Instead, try to cover your face when you do it, either with a rag, tissue, or at the very least, the inside of your elbow.

Routinely clean your workspace

There are millions of bacterial organisms that live on your desk, simply because you're constantly touching it. Spray disinfectant on your desk and the surrounding area at least once a day to get rid of those germs.

For more tips on keeping a clean workspace, check out our infographic: