Why symptom check is critical for reopening the office?

Running your business in the era of COVID-19 is probably pretty different than anything you’ve ever experienced. Employee safety and health will likely be a much more prominent area of concern going forward. As you work to reopen your company, implementing symptom checks for employees will be an essential part of keeping your offices running safely and smoothly.

One of the most important things you’ll want to implement as you reopen is a plan for checking employee symptoms. Fortunately, Safeter has the tools to help you do this easily and consistently.

Why do we need to check symptoms?

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 symptoms show up 2-14 days after exposure. Since the symptoms can be extremely mild and are related to dozens of other ailments, including a cold, allergies, or stomach bug, a person may not think to get tested right away. However, in order to reduce the spread, employees should be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and be on the lookout for potential infection. Safeter provides the tools to help educate your workers about potential warning signs.

How can we check for COVID-19 symptoms?

What does symptom checking mean?
Many different means of symptom checking exist. One common tool has been temperature checks. Unfortunately, a temperature is not a sign of COVID-19, nor do all COVID-19 patients have a high temperature. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said “It’s best to just question people: ‘Do you have any symptoms? Have you been near someone who is infected?’ The time spent asking a couple of simple questions is probably more effective than just taking temperatures.”

More comprehensive symptom checking includes education for employees on the signs of the virus and gives them a self-checking tool to use to determine the likelihood of infection. Safeter provides this tool for employees to easily use at home.

How does symptom checking work?
Safeter’s comprehensive package of tools developed by medical experts provides an app that employees can use to perform a self-check of symptoms. Employees look at a checklist of symptoms, which include cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and fever. They indicate which symptoms they are suffering from and submit the list. A message will appear to indicate whether they are approved to come into the office. This tool is quick and easy, and best of all, it means that every employee will be following the same set of criteria in deciding whether to stay home or go to work.

As workplaces begin to reopen, a safety plan is crucial. Doing everything possible to eliminate the spread of COVID-19 will need to be a top priority. Educating employees and giving them a tool to evaluate symptoms will help to ensure the safety of everyone working for your company. Safeter is the only product on the market that provides comprehensive methods developed with the help of top medical experts, and the only tool designed to make every aspect of reopening safe and successful during an unprecedented time. Symptom checking is a very important way of taking strides toward getting back to the office.