Safety Alert:
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
INFORMATION FROM THE CDC TO HELP KEEP YOUR WORKFORCE SAFE

Here is a link to the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) . This site provides information for employers on how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in your workplace, including:
  • reducing transmission among employees,
  • maintaining healthy business operations, and
  • maintaining a healthy work environment.
However, you've done all you can to keep workers safe and you get a call from an employee who thinks he/she may have symptoms of Covid19 or may have come in contact with someone who does. Now what? 

Per the CDC, "if an individual develops emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
Note: This list is not all inclusive. Please individuals should consult their medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning."

If you, your employee, or someone you know thinks they may have been exposed to, or if they feel they have symptoms of Covid19 please refer to the CDC guidelines here What to Do if You are Sick .

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What about after an employee has been isolated due to COVID-19?

Per the CDC, "People with COVID-19 who have stayed home (home isolated) can stop home isolation under the following conditions:

If employee will not have a test to determine if he/she is still contagious, employee can leave home after these three things have happened:
  • Individual has had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND
  • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
  • at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

If employee will be tested to determine if he/she is still contagious, employee can leave home after these three things have happened:
  • Individual no longer has a fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND
  • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
  • individual received two negative tests in a row, 24 hours apart. The employee's doctor should follow CDC guidelines. In all cases, employee should follow the guidance of healthcare provider and local health department." 

For more information to protect your workforce, visit our client resource page :   

This site is regularly updating as new information becomes available.

Still have questions???
The Corkill Safety Team is always available if you have any additional occupational safety and health related questions or concerns. 

Stay well and take good care!
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