Most of us are aware that a pandemic disease is affecting the whole world. To fight COVID-19 disease, all the governments are adopting safety measures. Not only the government but educational centers and working places are also taking safety measures to break the human chain. In short, everyone on their part is trying to fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Around 30 percent of educational centers and workplaces are providing sanitizers. Either these places are ensuring the safety measures to protect people or closed due to stop COVID-19 human chain spread. Thus, 22 percent of institutions were shutdown or providing online learning facilities. Besides this, 4 percent of workplaces are either shut down or offering work from home facilities. Besides, 16 percent of these institutions are also maintaining hygiene and sanitizing their place.
Further, these educational centers and workplaces are spreading awareness in all the areas of the company. Around 19 % of the institutions are spreading awareness against COVID-19 through various mediums. The goal of awareness is to protect the health of customers, professionals, and suppliers. Along with this, they also have to continue services.
World Health Organization has also generated safety guidelines for educational centers. W.H.O. says, “Take care to avoid stigmatizing students and staff, exposed to the virus.”
Various Companies and Their Safety Measures
Various companies have generated safety measures to protect their staff and customers. Telefonica is promoting work from home in all areas of the company, especially among risky groups. Telefonica created an application www.coronamadrid.com to check the symptoms of coronavirus. It is easy to use the app in which citizens receive recommendations in a personalized manner. The app helps to ease the pressure on the emergency call centers.
W.H.O. generated a document for organizations that gives them advice on how to fight COVID-19 at the workplace.
- Make sure your workplaces are clean and hygiene by wiping surfaces with disinfectant.
- Promote regular and thorough hand washing by posters
- Promote good respiratory hygiene
- Ensure face masks and closed bins at workplaces
- Avoid going on business trips.
- Even if people have mild symptoms of COVID-19, suggest them to work from home.
On March 27, 2020, the U.K. government official website also mentioned safety guidelines to assist their employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff. The guidance for businesses also includes coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and deferring V.A.T. and Self-Assessment payments.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closure of all non-living sustaining businesses on March 19, 2020. However, all the library services will remain available online. Administrative staff in the universities will remain open for staff remotely. No employees can come to office campuses.
Share of U.S. Adults Who Think COVID-19 is Serious Problem
As misguided reports, many American adults encountered conflicting narratives about coronavirus. In a survey, around 79% of the post-graduate adults of the U.S. think that COVID-19 is a significant crisis, whereas 19 percent of post-graduates stated that pandemic is a serious problem, not an emergency.
John Elflien published a report:-
“according to him, 75 percent of college graduates reported that COVID-19 is a significant crisis.”
Yet there is 22 percent of college graduates who think that COVID-19 is a severe problem, not a crisis. The graph below illustrates the share of U.S. adults who believe that COVID-19 is a serious problem instead of an emergency. Also, some students felt that pandemic is a significant crisis.