Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging challenge across the world for employers. We’ve gathered some materials to help you stay on top of employee concerns.
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In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued:
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease, which provides recommended workplace strategies for employers and guidance on how to decrease COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread, information on how to respond to outbreaks, and additional resources; and
Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak, which provides a chronological timeline and summary of the virus, cases reported in the United States, and the agency’s public health response to the illness.
The CDC has also created the following posters for download:
What you need to know (English, Spanish, Chinese)
What to do if you are sick (English, Spanish, Chinese)
Stop the spread of germs (English, Spanish, Chinese)
Symptoms of coronavirus (English, Spanish)
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a COVID-19 website for workers and employers addressing the disease, providing guidance, and other resources for preventing exposure to and infection with the virus.
Topics covered include:
Sample Communication to Employees
Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak