The best source for information is the CDC, which includes a section specifically for employers. There you’ll find out what to do if you have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, how to reduce the spread of the virus in your workplace, maintaining a healthy work environment and much more. There is also a great list for FAQs for employers.
The Indiana State Department of Health also has relevant and updated information on COVID-19 that relates to employers. Its fact sheet covers topics of interest such as:
- When can I be released from isolation and go back to work? Answer is at least three days after recovery, which is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath) and at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
- What is the normal course of the illness?
- How is the state ensuring that COVID-19 individuals are observing the quarantine?
We understand many employers are concerned their employees may be contracting COVID-19 in the community, rather than in the workplace. Goshen Health’s Business Health Advantage has put together a series of educational materials to help employers promote better safety precautions to their employees.