COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS & BUSINESSES
The financial and emotional losses as a result of coronavirus have been significant, and continue to be felt for years to come. Government officials in Georgia are easing the re-opening process, and allowing businesses to return to commerce as long as they adhere to strict coronavirus cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
The CDC recommends all large groups and gatherings of individuals to continue social distancing, mask wearing, and telecommuting where possible. To help prevent risk of workplace exposure, the CDC has provided some of the following suggestions to businesses and employers:
Encourage sick employees to notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Ensure sick-leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance, and employees are aware of these policies.
Send sick employees home immediately.
Do not require a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness, as healthcare facilities may be busy and not able to provide documentation quickly.
Maintain flexible policies to permit employees to stay home and care for sick family members.
Emphasize respiratory etiquette and safe hand hygiene.
Provide tissues, soap and water, and alcohol-based hand rubs in the workplace. Instruct employees to clean their hands often.
Perform routine environmental cleaning and provide disposable wipes so commonly used surfaces can be wiped down before use.
Businesses should consider sharing the measures they are taking in the interest of the community’s health and safety, and display their plans and protocols on social media, marketing, and website channels to build trust and confidence with customers.
Businesses should also review their business insurance policy for coverage for possible business interruption coverage. This type of insurance coverage can help with financial losses, costs of cleaning, disinfecting, and removal of a communicable disease at your owned, leased or rented location. It can also help with public relations and expenses incurred while you were shut down and as your business recovers.
For additional safety and guidance in work and community settings, please visit the CDC here.
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