The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31. It has infected hundreds of Chinese citizens with pneumonia-like symptoms and has now spread across international boundaries.
Because of this it is important for all employers to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of their business operations.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. Here are links to a variety of resources provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.
View the Mayor's Order here.
For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus in the DMV region, please visit the DC Coronavirus website at coronavirus.dc.gov/ and/or CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
Resources in Multiple Languages
A little planning can ensure smooth business operations and protect public health at the same time.
All individuals should continue to take the following basic personal-hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the virus:
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