NHDA wants to make sure our members have the latest information regarding the COVID-19. Since our industry requires travel, employee travel should comply with all advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of State. As a result, those who are traveling to areas affected by COVID-19 should be required to follow all health recommendations.
We greatly appreciate their contribution in providing this information.
Mike Vitulli, Director of Risk Management for NHDA member, Risk Strategies, Inc. has prepared a guide titled "Coronavirus, is it Compensable?".
Encourage any employee exhibiting symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., shortness of breath, cough, fever, etc.) to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever and any other symptoms without the use of medicine for at least 24 hours.
Stop the spread of germs, including the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Practice Hand Hygiene
Keep your hands clean to help avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Your best option is to wash your hands with soap and warm, clean running water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Consider hanging CDC fact sheets and information posters.