The Holidays are here, and everyone from corporations to small businesses everywhere are planning their annual office holiday parties!
Last year those plans had to be set aside due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But with the release of vaccines and further understanding of how the virus spreads, people can get back to what they enjoy most. Although, they may look a bit different.
There are a few precautionary steps we must all take to keep the spread at bay and stay healthy. RJC wants to help you get back to your office holiday party tradition by offering some party sanitization and safety tips!
Ask for Vaccinations and Negative Tests
You can ensure all of your guests are safe and healthy by asking for proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. Decorum is a crucial part of how you go about asking for these things if your company doesn’t already have a mandate in place.
Although this can be a difficult thing to ask of your beloved staff, you must remind yourself and them that it is a safety measure. You should open with this sentiment – it will make the request seem less harsh and show your staff that you care. And at the end of the day, it is truly in their best interest.
If it is feasible to give the option of vaccination status or negative test, you can ensure that nobody feels left out. Everyone should be able to join in on the holiday fun.
Consider Hosting Outdoors
For those of you who live in a warmer climate, it would be ideal to host your holiday gathering outdoors.
No matter a person’s vaccination status, the open-air provides a much safer environment. The more space, the better! If you have roof-top access to your building, consider hosting there. Or you can look into surrounding outdoor venues.
But you should be aware that if you choose a third-party venue, you are subject to their possibly strict Covid rules. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it may mean some of your staff has to be left out. The third-party venues have to protect their staff and equipment too.
Make Sanitizer Readily Available
Keep that pesky virus and germs at bay by offering hand sanitizer to your attendees. You can do this one of two ways.
Consider handing out festive goodie bags as people enter that contain a mini-bottle of hand sanitizer along with other festive delights. Or you can keep a bottle at all of your commonly used surfaces throughout the evening. Countertops and break room tables should be first on the priority list.
Hire a Commercial Cleaning Service Before and After
Ensure the ick is cleared from your space by hiring a commercial cleaning company to perform a thorough sanitization. RJC can help you with this task!
Using our innovative cleaning and sanitization methods, we can help banish the virus and other germs from your party space. Let us help put you and your staff at ease so you can enjoy the holiday festivities. Contact us today for a free estimate on our services!