Health department shows COVID-19 Risk index

COVID-19 has redefined risky behavior. So how do we know what’s more risky: getting a haircut, eating inside a restaurant, traveling by plane or shaking someone’s hand? Here’s the complete list, from lowest to highest risk*: Low Risk: Opening the mail Getting restaurant takeout Pumping gasoline Playing tennis Going camping Low-Moderate Risk: Staying at a … Continued

The Importance of the Oximeter during COVID-19

One more device we’ve been telling you about recently is also an essential tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s actually one of the most important things you can have. It’s called a pulse oximeter, and it’s a tiny little gadget that clips onto the end of your finger and reads your … Continued

WORKER SAFETY & HEALTH DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In this COVID-19 pandemic, protecting worker health is central to protecting public health. All workers who are on the job during this pandemic, from frontline health care workers and emergency responders, to those working in supermarkets, delivery, pharmacies, factories, transportation, sanitation, and all other essential workplaces, must be protected from disease transmission. This in turn … Continued

Prevent and Reduce Transmission of COVID-19 Among Employees

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. Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. Employers should respond in … Continued

Testing employees for Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is primarily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Workers in high-density settings in which workers are in the workplace for long time periods (e.g., for 8-12 hours per shift), and have prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with coworkers may be at … Continued