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Prevention At Work

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

Recommended strategies for employers to use now:

  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home.
  • Separate sick employees.
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees.
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning.
  • Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps.
  • Additional Measures in Response to Currently Occurring Sporadic Importations of the COVID-19.

For resources if your employer has closed its doors due to COVID-19, please visit the DCEO website: https://dceocovid19resources.com/for-workers/