Nothing in this article is meant to be construed as medical advice. If you have questions about your health, please consult a doctor.
Most of us have seen the headlines about the spread of the Coronavirus across the globe. We're posting to give a heads up to our buyers and sellers on some preemptive measures that you can take to be prepared.
Each of our sellers are unique and have different business needs. If your business requires you to work closely with large amounts of people, these general tips may help you reduce exposure to Coronavirus.
- If you or your teammates feel under the weather, communicate with your employees to help them make arrangements to stay at home. Your body needs time and rest to recuperate, so you can come back strong and healthy. 💪
- Wash your hands frequently, be careful to not touch your face, and keep hand sanitizer available in your business where practical. 🧼
- Keep your mobile devices and other frequently touched equipment clean. For comprehensive guides on how to clean mobile devices, consider these articles:
‣ How to clean your Apple products 🖥
‣ Clean Smudges from the Screen on Your Chromebook Pro 💻
‣ How to clean your phone to help stop the spread of germs📱
Alternative Payment Methods and Strategies:
- Contactless "tap" payments. Encourage your customers to use contactless cards to complete payment. With Square, you can accept contactless payments where you do not need to pass cash or credit cards back and forth.
- Square Invoices and remote payments. If you can work from home, you can collect payments from your customers by using Square Invoices, Virtual Terminal, or manually keying in your customer's card information by taking orders over the phone.
Knowledge is power: Keep a pulse on potential risks with the World Health Organization's website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public.
Let's keep looking out for each other and staying healthy. ❤️️ If any other questions come up, or if you have any pro tips to share—let us know in the comments below! ⬇️
We're keeping a close eye on this issue and this material has been prepared for informational purposes only.