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Work-life balance has been a hot topic for a while now, but if you’re an essential worker, it’s never been so important to separate your work life from your home life. We understand that working during this pandemic has been stressful, and you’re likely concerned about catching the virus or bringing it home to your loved ones. Here’s a few safety tips that may help bring you a little peace of mind.


Put your phone away at work

You likely bring at least one or two things to work that you take back home with you each day, such as your phone, keys, wallet, etc. Make sure you put all of these away when you get to work so that you’re not interacting with them throughout the day and so that they aren’t near other people who could potentially contaminate them.


Clean up before leaving work

Make sure you wash your hands before you leave work for the day. Ideally, clean them up to your elbows. According to this article from the CDC that outlines important times to wash your hands, “Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.”


Clean up before walking into your home and immediately after entering

Take off items like shoes before entering and leave them outside. Once you walk inside, take off your clothes so that they can be washed. Make sure you clean personal items you took to work, especially your phone. Then immediately go shower.


At AtWork, we’re considered an essential business, and we provide critical staff to other essential businesses across the country. We know how important workers are right now, and we appreciate each and every one of you. If you need a job, as an essential business, we’re still open and hiring! Visit atwork.com/locations to find an office near you.