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February 21, 2020 News

CLIENT ALERT - Coronavirus and the Workplace

February 21, 2020.  Employers remain on high alert after numerous cases of COVID-19, an infectious disease that is causing the current outbreak of Coronavirus, have been confirmed in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Similar in its symptoms to the flu, the Coronavirus is a contagious respiratory illness with typical symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Under the General Duty clause set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must manage the risk of serious illness spreading in the workplace by developing and implementing a strategy to maintain a healthy workplace, while doing so in a way that complies with federal, state, and local employment laws.

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