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April 28, 2020

CDC Provides Additional Guidance on Symptoms of COVID-19

As we learn more about COVID‑19, new information continues to be released by the CDC. On Monday, April 27, 2020, the CDC updated its guidance on Symptoms of Coronavirus.

The CDC is now saying that, “People with COVID‑19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.” 

According to the CDC, these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus: 
 
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

The CDC also suggests an individual seek immediate medical attention if they experience: 
 
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

The CDC points out that this list is not all inclusive, and you should consult with a medical provider if you have any other severe or concerning symptoms. 

This guidance is not directly addressed to employers; however, employers that have screening protocols in place should consider updating their screening questions to include the new symptoms and ensure that employees with any of these symptoms stay home. For employers without screening protocols, Warner is available to help put those protocols in place.

Governor Whitmer’s recently issued Executive Order 2020-59 requires all businesses with in-person operations to, among other things, adopt “policies to prevent workers from entering the premises if they display respiratory symptoms or have had contact with a person with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID‑19.” The Governor’s order also requires employers with in-person operations to have a COVID‑19 Preparedness and Response Plan consistent with OSHA Guidance in place. 

If you have any questions or would like assistance in developing the required protocols for in-person operations or a COVID‑19 Preparedness and Response Plan, please contact Steve Palazzolo, Andrea Bernard, Dean Pacific or any member of the Warner’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

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