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March 05, 2020

Responding to the Threat of COVID-19 in Your Workforce

The Center for Disease Control recently published guidance for employers to plan for and respond to the threat of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in their workforce. In short, the CDC advises employers to:
 
  1. Encourage sick employees to stay home.
  2. Advise employees on coughing/sneezing etiquette and hand hygiene to reduce the spread of germs.
  3. Tell employees if they have been exposed to a coworker confirmed to have COVID-19, but do not share the identity of that coworker.

The CDC does not recommend testing your employees for COVID-19, and requiring that type of medical examination would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information, please visit Warner’s Michigan Employment Law Blog or read this blog post in our next HR Focus newsletter – coming soon. In addition, contact a member of Warner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group if you have any questions.

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