As concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus in the US grow, Inspiring HR feels it is important to talk to your team about the importance of relying on trusted sources of information, like the CDC.
While the risk of infection in the U.S. remains low, the lack of information about this new virus, coupled with the unrelenting news coverage, can create anxiety and uneasiness for all of us.
One of the best things you can do to create a sense of safety early on is to make sure your team knows where to go to get trustworthy, up-to-date, and accurate information, and to think through what steps you can take as an employer to prevent infection, as well as prepare for it. Below is a graphic of steps you can take now.
Helpful Resources Include:
- Cough and sneeze etiquette
- Hand hygiene
- Clean hands webpage
- Staying home when sick
- Remote Work eBook
- CDC recommendations
- Employee business travel safeguards.
Depending on your industry, such as healthcare or if you have employees overseas or who travel frequently, additional steps may be helpful or required. Additional resources with relevant info are:
As always, your Inspiring HR Consultant is available to assist you with navigating employee management decisions in light of this challenge.
This article does not constitute legal advice and there are subtle variations in employment law as it pertains to this topic, depending on where your business operates. It is strongly suggested that you seek consultation or legal counsel before making decisions about policies.