Updated: May 29, 2020
The CDC released new interim guidance for office buildings. Read a quick summary in our Recommendations for Industry.
The CDC has also updated its symptoms guidance to include “runny nose”. Please see our Recommendations for Industry for further comments. The picture of the updated CDC Symptom list is below:
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CDC Issues COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Office Buildings.
CDC has issued new interim guidance for COVID-19 employee protections in office buildings, stating that “workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to the virus.” The updated strategies and recommendations (which essentially match those of the TAG COVID-19 Toolkit) include:
Conduct a hazard assessment to identify potential transmission risk and implement controls.
Conduct daily wellness screenings with temperature checks.
Implement social distancing policies and practices.
Have employees wear cloth face coverings in all areas of the business (except employees with health or other factors).
Discourage the use of public transportation and ride-sharing.
Improve the building ventilation system. (TAG’s Monday, June 1, COVID-19 newsletter will provide more information on this.)
With CDC now recommending the protections that we have included in the TAG COVID-19 Toolkit, referencing and following TAG’s recommendations and applications will put you in compliance with CDC guidance.
In another post, CDC updated the “wide range” of symptoms that may present with COVID-19. Because it is so wide, with symptoms that could simply indicate seasonal allergies, TAG recommends that businesses follow the Wellness Screening and symptoms of the TAG Toolkit.
If you don’t have the TAG COVID-19 Toolkit, contact us for more information and access!
As of May 29, 2020 (11:13 ET), there are over 5,850,000 cases (>361,000 deaths) worldwide.
Due to the increasing number of cases in the United States, TAG will move from reporting counts per country to focus on the United States, please see here for the data. For further information regarding worldwide numbers, please refer to John Hopkin University’s aggregate map.
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