The COVID-19 Vaccine and Businesses Planning the Return to Workplaces in 2021

Published On
Jan 15, 2021
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5 Minutes
OnBlick Inc

When COVID-19 shows no signs of slowing down, the world nations believe that vaccination could be the only effective and economical means to control the pandemic. The federal regulators had given emergency approval to vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. As per the latest updates on the vaccine rollout, about 30 million doses have been distributed in the US, and around 3.4% of people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Most of the first vaccines have been given to front-line medical workers and nursing home residents. At least 541,000 people in the United States have been fully vaccinated as of Jan. 12, according to a New York Times survey of all 50 states.

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution became the talk of the town, employers across the U.S. have started thinking of ways for reopening their workplaces. However, several studies have been reporting that workers are concerned about their safety and they like to have health precautions in place even after they go back to the office. Experts have been warning us that the priority when re-opening an office will be to create a sense of physical and psychological safety in the workplace

Are you also planning to get your staff back to the office? If you’re desperate to get back to the office, here are a few things you must consider before your team returns to the workplace.

In order to make your staff feel secure and valued, you need to keep them updated by:

Decisions and preparations employers should make

How to prepare your workforce for the return?

How to prepare your workplace?

One of the challenges facing employers as they plan a return to the office is whether they can or should require their employees to take a COVID-19 vaccine. According to legal experts, employers should not mandate the vaccine at this point. Whether your workforce is vaccinated or not, you must be prepared to make the transition from remote work to in-office work as comfortable as possible. Depending on the nature of the business and its operations, you can let a part of your workforce to function remotely (on a rotational basis, if required) until a state of normalcy is regained. Keep in mind that it could take a while to bounce back. So, you have to provide your teams the best possible circumstances that ensure their safety and security.

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