COVID-19 Resources

Due to the continuous developments regarding the virus, TAG is offering COVID-19 Retainer Packages to businesses concerned with the impact of this outbreak.

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For the food industry

  • Regular Updates

  • Advice for Food Industry

  • What can you (we) all do?

 
Key Points

November 06, 2020

  • Global COVID-19 cases have exceeded 49 million.

    • U.S. cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 100,000 cases in each of the past two days.

  • If you have been wondering what’s happening with vaccines, TAG will be putting out a short perspective on this soon. For a longer, comprehensive run-down on vaccines' current status, the New York Times has provided a thorough interactive summary.

  • If your household includes one or more vulnerable individuals then all family members should act as if they, themselves, are at a higher risk. Learn more about protecting yourself and your family, especially when you are living in close quarters including limiting errands, keeping vulnerable members from caring for children and those who are ill, separating a sick household member, etc.

  • In Case You Missed It:

    • On Monday’s Recommendations for Industry we answered questions on asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and what that might mean. Read more here.

    • In Wednesday’s Recommendation for Industry, we reviewed the Risk Matrix, providing a snapshot of what is happening in the U.S. and how states are doing. Read more.

    • As states are slowly re-opening dine-in services in restaurants, OSHA has released Guidance for Restaurants to protect their businesses, their employees, and their customers. Find the downloadable infographic in English (link) and Spanish (link)

    • OSHA has put out an infographic of Steps to Protect Cleaning Staff During COVID-19. This infographic is downloadable in English (link) and Spanish (link). Protect those working to protect your business and ensure they have the resources needed!

    • Did you miss Dr. Ben Miller’s discussion on utilizing Assurance Testing as part of your COVID-19 preventive protocols? Catch the recorded webinar on Youtube, here.

    • A recent study published in Science found that COVID-19 antibodies persisted for at least 5 months in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases. The persistence and effects of antibodies (be it short or long) is still being studied. 

 
Recommendations for Industry

[Infographic] COVID? Flu? Cold? or Allergies? What is it?

Fall and winter typically see an increase in coughs, sneezes, and runny or stuffy noses, and it’s never been easy to distinguish between the flu, cold, and seasonal allergies, especially at the onset. But this year, we also have the similarities of COVID-19 symptoms to contend with. So how do you tell the difference? And what should be done in any case?

TAG developed a comparison chart of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, flu, cold, seasonal allergies, and asthma. It can provide some differentiation – e.g., if a worker is wheezing, has shortness of breath, and chest tightness or pain – and does not normally have asthma – they should be tested for COVID-19. 

If a worker has only a runny or stuffy nose and chills, body aches, or fever, it could be COVID-19 … or flu or cold. It is difficult to differentiate these with a temperature check or wellness screening. Still, all are viral respiratory illnesses and are infectious; thus, the ill worker should be excluded until the disease is diagnosed and the worker is no longer contagious. 

While the chart cannot precisely inform you of a person’s illness, it can help determine the potential of COVID-19 over other causes and provide some guidance for infectivity and worker quarantine.
 

This graphic will be available for download on Monday. In the meantime, please reach out to Lily Yang (lily.yang@achesongroup.com) for a hard-copy of the document! 

 
Outbreak Updates

As of November 06, 2020 (14:27 ET), there are over >49,100,000 cases (>1,239,000 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.

Keep up to date with COVID-19:

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