COVID-19 TIP #4

March 12th, 2020 - Posted in Alerts

Guidelines for Workplaces and Businesses Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19.

In an effort to slow the spread of the novel corona virus, public health officials are asking businesses to help their employees work from home when that’s possible.

Here are a few guidelines.

* Supply employees with the tools they need to work remotely, such as an Internet connection, a printer and a Skype account.

* Urge employees to stay home when they are sick.

* Maximize flexibility in sick leave benefits for those who are ill or who are recommended to stay home because they are high risk. Those individuals include people over age 60; those with underlying health conditions, such as lung disease, heart disease or diabetes; people with weakened immune systems; and women who are pregnant.

* Consider staggering start and end work times at the place of business to reduce the number of people who come together at the same time. This series of Voice of Vashon public service announcements on COVID-19 prevention has been compiled from county, state and federal resources as well as other experts.

Spanish Version Lineamientos para sitios de trabajo y negocios Aqu=C3=AD hay un consejo de los expertos para ayudarlo a usted y a todos en casa a mantenerse protegidos contra la infecci=C3=B3n por el coronavirus COVID-19.

Como parte del esfuerzo para disminuir la propagaci=C3=B3n del nuevo corona virus, los oficiales de salud p=C3=BAblica est=C3=A1n pidi=C3=A9ndoles a los due=C3=B1os de negocios que faciliten el que sus trabajadores trabajen desde casa, cuando esto sea posible. Aqu=C3=AD hay algunas gu=C3=ADas.

* Por favor denle al empleado las herramientas necesarias para que puedan trabajar desde casa, como acceso al internet y una impresora si en necesario.

* Por favor ind=C3=ADqueles a los empleados que se queden en casa cuando est=C3=A9n enfermos.

* Incrementen al m=C3=A1ximo la flexibilidad de los beneficios que se dan cuando se est=C3=A1 enfermo, para aquellos a quienes se les recomienda que se queden en casa porque est=C3=A1n a alto riesgo de contagio. Estos individuos incluyen gente mayor de 60 a=C3=B1os; aquellos con enfermedades cr=C3=B3nicas, como enfermedad pulmonar, cardiaca o diabetes; gente con un sistema inmunol=C3=B3gico d=C3=A9bil; y mujeres embarazadas.

Esta serie de anuncios del servicio p=C3=BAblico de Voice of Vashon sobre la prevenci=C3=B3n de COVID-19 ha sido elaborado con asesoramiento de expertos de agencias del condado, estatales y federales.

This message was posted at 08:00 on Thursday and will be updated as needed.

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