Author- Karandeep singh

Date- February-25-2021

What is COVID-19 ?

The COVID-19 is also known as the coronavirus(recognise as worldwide pandemic). Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread

  • always Wear a mask to stop tranmiision of virus content through air and others to stop its spread.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others and don't shake hands with anyone, espically with victim of covid 19.
  • Avoid going in crowds and doing gathering of more than 3 people anywhere.
  • if feel symptoms of covid 19, do 14 days quarrantine in a single room at home.


  • Molecular tests-Polymerase chain reaction(PCR)
  • Antigen test- Rapid test
  • Antibody test( blood test)

In working field-

What measures we should adopt to be safe from COVID-19?

Measures for protecting workers from exposure to and infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), depends on exposure risk.

Employers should adopt infection prevention and control strategies based on a thorough workplace hazard assessment,

  • using appropriate combinations of engineering and administrative control
  • safe work practices
  • personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent worker exposures.
  • Try to wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.When soap and water are not immediately available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with containing 60% ethanol active ingredients and rub hands together.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if sick.

Define OSHA standards aims to preventing occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 also require employers to train workers on elements/basis of infection prevention and control, including PPE.


Screening of workers for COVID-19 signs  symptoms (such as temperature checks).  It is a strategy that employers may choose to implement as part of their efforts towards safe conduct of operations and reopening of physical work sites. Employers can develop and implement a screening or monitoring strategy with a motive of preventing the introduction of coronavirus into the
work site. Those who are not victims of COVID-19 or not showing any symptoms, may not go under screening and monitoring. The level of screening will depend on the field of work site. 

Employers' screening strategies may rely on self-monitoring, rather than owner's directly measuring, temperatures. Businesses may implement such programs in conjunction with leave policies that encourage sick workers, including those whose self-monitoring efforts reveal a fever, to remain reception. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act which aspire certain employers to provide employees some policies like, paid sick leave or medical leave for specific reasons relatable to COVID-19, be eligible for 100% reimbursement through employer tax credits.

The challenges and solution for recruitment in the age of COVID-19--

These days recruitment process has totally changed due to this pandemic. Therefore, companies are hiring workers in a digital way. They are using video calling official apps to select the perfect candidates. It is although difficult, it has become necessary and no any other option left for them to adopt these methods.,

Some exceptions

Like in those areas where this method cannot be used, companies have to adopt previous methods of recruiting. For example, in factories where poor labourers work, there this method is not possible. HR recruiters cannot able help the companies to hire workers who don’t have access to technology.

The pandemic has forced people to work from home, and businesses to recalibrate and pivot their digital strategies to a
new mobile age. This means business leaders are faced with the unique challenge of remotely recruiting, onboarding and training a
dispersed workforce or risk being left behind.