This quiz is designed to educate employees about healthy and risky work behaviors while creating some buzz or “water cooler” talk that can be organized now-even if your water cooler is now a remote meeting hub. Please use this as a follow up to the first Virus Protection Assessment Survey OR as an initial step in ensuring your staff is considering their safety and the safety of others. Try to emphasize the fact that everyone needs to have each others’ backs – we have to protect our teammates.
1. With the spread of the cold, flu, and coronavirus, what is the best way to handle the “spray” from a cough or sneeze?
a. Spin rapidly around like a sprinkler head to give everyone a chance to be sick!
b. Sneeze and cough into your hands so you seem to care, but you’ll get everyone sick anyway.
c. Sneeze and cough into your arm or into a tissue that you throw away immediately
2. If you feel unusually tired and have a dry cough or fever, what should you do?
a. Ignore it so you can be as sick as possible to shut down your employer completely!
b. Tell people you don’t feel great, but go on spreading that disease until the end of the day
c. Go home immediately, or if you have yet to arrive, don’t report to work
3. When do you need to contact a doctor or healthcare facility?
a. Never because you’re an alien from another planet
b. Wait until everyone around you is sneezing, coughing, and miserable like you
c. As soon as you develop a dry cough or a fever and feel unusually tired
4. What should you do if you have been in contact with someone who is sick (especially if they have traveled to/from areas hit by the coronavirus)?
a. Oh, you’re still an alien from another planet… whatevs
b. Dumpster dive into their used tissues to see if wearing garlic protects you from sickness
c. Contact a doctor or healthcare facility and isolate yourself from others to protect them
5. What is the best thing to do to keep yourself, your remote-work household and/or your coworkers free from disease this flu season?
a. Buy one ice cream cone and take turns licking it to build up team spirit
b. Wear gloves and a mask like you’re the star of a horror movie
c. Frequently wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and warm water
Seriously, we all want to stay healthy for ourselves and for our loved ones. We cannot afford any weak link. All of the C responses show what is the right thing to do. Remember, a real workplace hero keeps the team safe… and their families safe, too.
Please let your management team and/or human resource manager know if you have questions or concerns about preparations for the coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
Accurate information regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 and tips to stop its spread can be found at the World Health Organization website.
MAKE PREPARATIONS NOW
One simple and inexpensive preparation you can implement right now is to start employees thinking about work processes and behaviors in place that would put them and your business at risk for a viral outbreak.
- Using the WHO recommendations, CultureIQ has created an Organizational Virus Protection Assessment to determine behavioral risk factors that will need to be addressed if the virus were to spread further within the US. Please use this assessment to consider where your organization is most vulnerable.