Oklahoman William D. Jones, MD, specializes in occupational and preventive medicine. William D. Jones, MD, has operated his own Oklahoma City, OK, practice since 1996, treating patients and guiding them on topics such as general public health and safety in the workplace. As many Americans return to work after nationwide closures due to the spread of COVID-19, workplace safety and hygiene is essential. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the following are a just a few steps employers can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus: 1. Encourage employees to wear facemasks and maintain six feet of physical distance from other people when possible and practical. 2. Encourage sick people to stay home. Adopt flexible sick leave policies that do not penalize employees for calling in sick. 3. Conduct wellness checks that include temperature and symptom screenings before employees begin work. 4. Follow the CDC’s recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, which include regularly sanitizing work surfaces and communal equipment. 5. Maintain clear, open communication that relays updated safety information to employees in an effective way.