The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a hot topic in the world today. Employers understandably have concerns about what they can do to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers. Here are some basics for handling COVID-19 in the workplace.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It is thought that COVID-19 is most often spread from person to person through close contact, similar to how the common cold or the flu are spread.
Tips for Employers
It is important not to get caught up in the hype and frenzy surrounding COVID-19, yet still work to create a safe and healthy environment. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) still has much to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features of COVID-19.