As government and business leaders balance economic and public health concerns, HR leaders are being tasked with building a safe and thoughtful approach to return their employees to work.

Returning the workforce back to a physical location while safeguarding the health and wellness of employees are key considerations and unlikely to be a one-time event. The need for a thoughtful and effective approach that takes into account new restrictions, physical spacing limitations, and the reality of reduced physical interactions will be critical to long-term success.

Physical distancing is the No. 1 thing you can do to protect your employees, but how do you impose six-foot distances in the workplace? There are lots of things to consider as you implement physical distancing at work, and that’s just one of the areas where we can be helpful

OurHealth and Marathon Health has developed a Return to Work Framework that includes four pillars of an effective strategy:

Workforce Planning

Evaluation and feasibility of response components tailored to the specific workforce, for example, public sector, manufacturing, hospitality, and food service.

Active Monitoring

Biomarker monitoring (temperature and other symptoms), including digital symptom monitoring, contact tracing, and virtual visits for those with elevated risk factors.

Physical Environment

Evaluation of the physical space and identification of risks and opportunities to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

Prevention and Sustainability

Measures to maintain a safe work environment, ongoing monitoring and follow-up, and as available, vaccines, effective treatments, and ongoing learnings.

About OurHealth

We are a proudly independent healthcare provider with no ownership ties or affiliation with any hospital, insurance company or other established care network. This gives us the right kind of flexibility to find the right solutions for our patients and our clients.

Our team delivers results and raises the bar for a superior consumer healthcare experience, giving your people the care they need, the way they want to use it, from a healthcare team that knows them. And we believe that by focusing on what matters – the patient – we’re driving maximum results. Because the more people use our clinics and love the experience, the better the health and financial outcomes are for everyone. That’s our idea of a simply better experience, for patients and employers alike.