COVID-19 Resources

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Key Points

Updated: June 29, 2020

 
Recommendations for Industry

TAG Q&A: What Should I Be Doing About Employee Travel? TAG Matrix Provides Basis for Risk-Based Travel Policies. 

Q. With the increase in COVID-19 cases across many states, what should I be doing about employee travel?

 

A. As has been key throughout the reopening of states, one of the primary considerations for travel and post-travel return-to-work policies is that of location. While the media generally focuses attention on the number of positive tests to indicate risk, that one factor does not tell the full story. Instead, it is essential to consider other factors including number of positive cases per capita, percent of positives per tests taken, etc. From this, businesses can better set risk-based policies for post-travel requirements.

 

 

TAG’s analysis of national COVID-19 data shows that 10 states have had a weekly test positive rate of greater than 10% (Idaho, Utah, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Nevada, South Carolina, and Arizona).  

The same data, sorted by the weekly change in the Test Positive Rate, shows an increase of more than 5% in the test positive rate over the past week in Nevada, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Oregon. Thirty (30) states had an increase of less than 1%.  Only two states, Washington and Oklahoma, had a decrease in the test positive rate from the previous week.

In areas of high-risk (such as those with test positive rates greater than 10% or those seeing significant increases in the test positive rates) any non-essential travel should be discouraged. If travel is unavoidable, or employee insists on traveling for a vacation, you will want to consider requiring quarantining and/or testing employee upon their return. TAG can assist you in assessing your situation and assist in the development of risk-based return-to-work policies. Contact a TAG public health expert today.

 
 
Outbreak Updates

As of June 29, 2020 (12:56 ET), there are over 10,189,000 cases (>502,000 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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