Employers should take the necessary steps to protect their employees from the potential risks of COVID-19 infection. A thorough assessment of workplace hazards is essential to develop an effective infection prevention and control strategy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing your hands with soap often, especially after being in a public place or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Staying healthy is also a key factor in preventing COVID-19 infection.
The best way to prevent and delay transmission is to stay informed about the disease and how the virus spreads. To protect yourself and others from infection, it is important to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from other people, wear a tight-fitting mask, and wash your hands or use an alcohol-based disinfectant. When it is your turn, get vaccinated and follow local guidelines. Recovery from COVID-19 is usually confirmed when two consecutive negative oral swabs are obtained from an infected person.
However, recent evidence suggests that complete elimination of the virus may not be achieved in cases such as anal swabs and blood cultures, even if oral swabs are negative. This indicates that the main modes of virus spread include respiratory droplets, body fluids, fecal-oral contact, direct contact, and transmission through environmental surfaces. Current evidence supports that there is no vertical transmission of the virus.