Tip Card: Staying safe and healthy at work during COVID-19

Tip Card: Staying safe and healthy at work during COVID-19

​​​The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency that began in late 2019. Please follow these tips to stay healthy and safe at work, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace.

1. Complete the COVID-19 self-assessment tool before going to work if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 

Symptoms of COVI​D-19​ include:

  • fever/chills
  • sore throat/hoarse voice
  • vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle aches
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • skin rash of unknown origin
  • runny nose
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • nausea or loss of appetite
  • loss of taste or smell

2. If you have symptoms, follow public health advice and/or your workplace's policy to determine if you are able to go to work.

3. Use good hygiene to help re​duce the spread of infection:

  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 15 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

  • Wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly soiled.

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer:

    • after coughing or sneezing. Always cough or sneeze into a tissue or your bent elbow (not your hand), and dispose of the tissue immediately.

    • after using the washroom.

    • after using a tissue.

    • before and after preparing food and eating.

    • when you feel your hands have become contaminated.

    • when arriving at and leaving your workplace.

  • Disinfect surfaces and high-touch areas often, using approved disinfectants.

  • Wear a mask as required by public health officials or your workplace's policy. Consult the Manitoba Public Health website for up-to-date information regarding mask use. 

​​4. Practice social (physical) d​​istancing:

  • Maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) between yourself and other people in your workplace, including co-workers, clients and customers, except for brief exchanges.

5. Complete the COVID-19 va​​ccination series:

  • Complete this vaccination series as soon as possible once you're eligible. COVID-19 vaccinations are proven to significantly protect against getting COVID-19, and protect against severe disease, hospitalization or death if you do get COVID-19.

6. Follow the advice of Manitoba's Chief Pub​​lic Health Officer about COVID-19 prevention:

Addi​​tional Resources

Source: Manitoba Health: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

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