With the increase in the number of cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, Authority members are urged to get the facts about this virus in order to reduce risk of infection and transmission and to educate themselves about potential employment issues that may arise from the coronavirus.
Actions that employers can take to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus include:
- encouraging employees to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
- keeping workplace common areas clean and disinfected,
- encouraging sick employees to stay home, and
- disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For a list of employment issues to consider, as well as links to helpful government websites, see the article, “Responding to the Coronavirus,” in the Authority’s March newsletter. Additionally, members can contact their regional risk managers with questions.