Businesses should follow guidance from the CDC, Governor Northam and the Alexandria Health Department. The Alexandria Health Department shared the following tips during our March 10, 2020, webinar to help protect yourself, employees, clients, customers and vendors. At this juncture:
Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds and remind employees to do the same.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Stay home when you’re sick and have employees do the same.
Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces every 2 hours. Visit AlexandriaVA.gov/coronavirus for a link to FDA-approved cleaning supplies. NOTE: If a visibly sick person has been in contact, then the business owner should follow the CDC’s cleaning and disinfection recommendations for rooms or areas visited by those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
Make a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP Plan).
View the full recorded webinar (password: visitalx)
View a PDF of Dr. Haering’s presentation
Additionally, following new federal guidelines and an announcement from Governor Northam, Virginians are prohibited from gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Businesses should visit the Governor’s website to learn the latest about the state’s measures to protect Virginians from the spread of coronavirus and how that is impacting businesses. To learn more about the City of Alexandria’s precautions and updates, click here.