Let's Tighten Workplace Health Protocols Once More

Many employees have returned to work from the office. However, with the Omicron variant, the number of Covid-19 transmissions has increased once more. Doctor Jati Satriyo of ACT's Humanity Medical Services Team invited employees to tighten health protocols at work once more. Here are some ideas for what you can do.

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Illustration. Office buildings in Jakarta's Sudirman-Thamrin district. (ACTNews/Yudha)

ACTNews, SOUTH JAKARTA – Dr. Jati Satriyo of ACT's Humanity Medical Services team shared some suggestions for preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.

Wearing a mask

The use of masks can reduce the spread of Covid-19. According to Dr. Jati, many people are already slack about wearing masks when they leave the house. "Masks shield us from Covid-19, which spreads through droplets," he said.

Frequently washing hands

Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water or hand sanitizer. Hands, according to Dr. Teak, are agents that carry germs/viruses and allow pathogens to spread from one person to another.

"Both by direct and indirect contact, using other surfaces such as doorknobs and so on," Dr. Jati explained on Friday (1/21/2022).

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you have not washed your hands. Please, work from home when you are sick.

Keep your distance from crowds

Avoid crowds and keep a distance of 1.5 to 2 meters from other people. Maintain a back-to-back distance in the office elevator.

Keep your surroundings clean

Frequently cleaning and disinfecting the work area is the best way to keep your surroundings clean. Additionally, ensure that the workplace has adequate ventilation. "Windows must be opened for proper air circulation. If the room is air-conditioned, the mask should not be removed, and you should leave the room now and then for fresh air," he said.

Stop smoking

The Omicron Covid-19 variant spreads more quickly than the Delta Covid-19 variant. Cigarette smoking can cause respiratory infections and complications. It has the potential to worsen the condition of patients infected with Covid-19.

Get vaccinated immediately

Vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Even if you become infected, your immune system will be stronger and more prepared because you have been immunized against Covid-19. "Get the vaccine right away at the nearest health service, and it is free," he advised.

Furthermore, Dr. Jati encourages Jabodetabek residents who need easy access to health services can dial the WhatsApp number Humanity Medical Careline ACT 0812-9536-2056 from Monday to Friday at 08.00 a.m to 04.00 p.m Western Indonesia Time.[]