HealthDay Reports: Nervous About Returning to Work? Take Precautions Against Coronavirus
Experts offer tips on how you and your workplace can take precautions against COVID-19, plus how you can manage your stress when you return to work.
Nervous About Returning to Work? Take Precautions Against Coronavirus
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As coronavirus pandemic restrictions are lifted, many Americans will face physical and mental health challenges -- including fear and anxiety -- as they return to work.
"Uncertainty and unpredictability can really create an unhealthy amount of fear and stress, especially when it's sustained over such a long period of time," said Dr. K. Luan Phan, head of psychiatry and behavioral health at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
"Challenges will remain as businesses reopen, and the typical workplace will look very different following this pandemic," he said in an OSU news release.
Phan said it's essential to find new ways to work as a team while maintaining your distance from colleagues and preventing the spread of infection.
Infection precautions such as taking each worker's temperature on arrival, providing face masks, keeping work stations at least 6 feet apart and wiping down surfaces can make everyone feel safer and less anxious.