Employers can use these strategies now to limit exposures to acute respiratory illness:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Emphasize respiratory etiquette (cover coughs and sneezes), and hand hygiene
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning
  • Review, update, or develop workplace plans for leave polices
  • Allow employees to work from home if possible; plan for extended working from home
  • Implement social distancing for those at work:
    • Increase physical space between onsite workers
    • Stagger work schedules
    • Limit in-person meetings
  • Ensure flexible leave policies for staff who need to stay home to care for others
  • Cancel non-essential work travel
  • Cancel conferences, trade shows, and in person training

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