The goal for all businesses is to help prevent workplace exposures and provide planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19. In addition to personal hygiene and surface sanitation (see sidebar at right), businesses should consider:
Reviewing HR policies. Do you have flexible work options? What are your sick leave policies, especially if an employee must self-quarantine for an extended timeframe? Remind employees if they’re sick, they should stay home.
Communicate with Employees. Share accurate information about the situation as it develops, your internal plan, healthcare policy changes, etc.
Plan for employee absences. Sickness, school closures, and infection may reduce the number of employees at work. Make a plan for continuing essential business functions with limited staff (cross-training, identifying essential functions, etc.).
Review travel policies and plans. The best way to keep up-to-date with current travel recommendations is to consult the CDC Website