Wednesday, February 12, 2020

“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.”
– Siri Hustvedt –

With flu season going strong and concerns about the coronavirus dominating headlines, employers everywhere are wondering what action they can (or should) take. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been actively monitoring the coronavirus and have issued interim guidelines for businesses. Here are the highlights:

    • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
    • Separate sick employees immediately and send them home immediately
    • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
    • Perform routine environmental cleaning
    • Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps such as checking the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices

Click here for the full CDC bulletin Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), February 2020 and stay healthy out there!