Companies Across Canada Adapt Amid Coronavirus
As the number of coronavirus cases across Canada continues to grow, many companies have started implementing policies and best practices to help keep their employees safe and limit the chance of community spread. The most common action? Suspending or restricting business travel, according to an Office Pulse study of 145 white-collar workers in Canada. No one reported their company had actually closed its offices.
Has your company implemented any new business policies due to the coronavirus outbreak?
26% said implementing these policies has made them feel more comfortable about the current coronavirus situation.
Employees are also taking action to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. The most common move is using more hand sanitizer (48%) and wiping down their desk more often (32%), among other precautions.
More than one-third declared that they haven’t started doing anything new since the outbreak began.
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Additionally, the COVID-19 threat is causing workers to rethink their actions when they do get sick. Last October, 48% of business professionals said they’d “suck it up and go into the office” when they feel ill. Now, just 17% of workers are willing to risk infecting their coworkers.
While there has been a heightened sense of urgency around the virus, it’s important to remain calm and get the facts. The Government of Canada and World Health Organization both provide clear information, answering questions and helping alleviate fears.
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