What are the Best Resources for Small Businesses Responding to Coronavirus?
Posted by PK Safety Team onFri Mar 27th 2020
The 2019 outbreak of Coronavirus has changed the way we live our daily lives. These changes definitely affect businesses—everything from travel to in-person interactions has changed to prevent further virus transmission. It’s important for businesses of all sizes to know how to respond to the virus as soon as possible: here are some of the best and most up-to-date online resources for small businesses to keep employees, families, and communities safe.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was created to make sure that workplaces have safe working conditions for employees, including but not limited to disease outbreaks. Check OSHA.gov for advisory recommendations, information on the disease, and advice on how to implement controls and personal protective equipment like disposable masks and respirators in your workplace.
The World Health Organization works to promote health care around the world and respond to health emergencies. The WHO website will provide the latest updates on the disease as it progresses as well as research about the disease, common misconceptions, advice on protecting yourself and others, and other information.CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses scientific information and developments to protect the health of American citizens and communities. The CDC coronavirus website has necessary information on the disease, cases, updates, and information for healthcare professionals and others in communities around the country.
For California Businesses
Local, state, and federal guidelines might be different, and it’s worth checking all of your relevant governing bodies for advice on how to best handle your business. If you’re located in another state, consult your local government website for local guidelines and updates.
- Local Governments: San Francisco Area
- San Francisco Department of Public Health and SF.gov
- San Mateo County Health
- City of Santa Clara Coronavirus Updates
- Contra Costa Health Services
- State of California
- California Department of Public Health
When it comes to running a business, nothing could be more important than the health and safety of your employees. The professionals at PK Safety will always be there to help you and your team with the purchase or set up of any new safety gear, as well as the maintenance of existing gear. Read more on our response to COVID-19 on our blog.