Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, and countries around the world began practicing social distancing and urging residents to stay at home, the phrase “the new normal” has been mentioned frequently. Essentially, this refers to the fact that, for the foreseeable future, the pandemic is going to greatly change the way that we’re used to living our day-to-day lives. We’re already seeing this in the way that businesses are currently operating – some have closed altogether, and others, especially those that have been deemed “essential”, have to ensure that they’re enforcing social distancing guidelines for the safety of customers and employees.
Preparing for the future
Once the curve has been successfully flattened, businesses across Canada will inevitably begin to open up again – however, “the new normal” will once again come into play, and measures will need to be taken so that curve remains flattened and the second wave of COVID-19 doesn’t strike. For example, customers being screened for fever and other symptoms is something that realistically could be a necessity moving forward. T&T Supermarket, a B.C.-based grocery chain, has recently begun conducting temperature checks on customers with a no-contact infrared thermometer. According to the Toronto Start article, no customers who have entered stores with this policy in place have declined the temperature check, and it has been very successful at helping to ensure the safety of all shoppers and employees.
Start planning ahead – and let RPI help
If you’re currently operating an essential business, or beginning to prepare to re-open in the future, consider using RPI as your staffing resource for COVID-19 screeners. We can connect you with registered practical nurses (RPNs) who can safely and effectively screen your customers and employees for fevers and other potential systems. Not only is this a great way to keep anyone who enters your business safe, it also gives customers peace-of-mind and shows them that they don’t have to be concerned. RPI has the know-how to help you attract nurses and other healthcare workers to your business, and we’ve already supplied dozens of our clients with RPNs for similar roles – get in touch with one of our Account Managers today, and we’ll work diligently to set you up with the ideal candidate.
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