Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 : plan, prepare and pespond to coronavirus Disease 2019
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Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 : plan, prepare and pespond to coronavirus Disease 2019

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      This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other characteristics of COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing. Updates are available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/. CDC will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

      This interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings (separate guidance is available for healthcare settings). CDC has also provided guidance for critical infrastructure workers who may have had exposure to a person known or suspected to have COVID-19. Unless otherwise specified, this interim guidance for businesses and employers applies to critical infrastructure workplaces as well.

      To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use only the guidance described below to determine risk of COVID-19 infection. Do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of people with confirmed coronavirus infection. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features of COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing. Updates are available on CDC’s web page.

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      Purpose -- Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19 -- Prevent and Reduce Transmission Among Employees -- Maintain Healthy Business Operations -- Maintain a healthy work environment -- Resources for more information.
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