Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Under Microscope

What can businesses do to protect their employees and their workplaces?

As of the end of February 2020, COVID-19’s impact on U.S. businesses is just beginning. Take action now by arming your employees with information and strategies to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The resources on this page include the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) microsite, links to the World Health Organization (WHO), specific guidance on employee communication and best practices for deep cleaning offices and other facilities.

 

Fighting the Coronavirus at your Facility

Published 01/31/2020

The outbreak continues to grow, but according to the World Health Organization, the best defenses to the coronavirus are better sanitation and hygiene.

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Precautions for the Coronavirus

Published 01/28/2020

Protect your facility and occupants against viruses, including the highly contagious coronavirus, with infection control and proper sanitation practices.

CDC Clean Hands Campaigns

 

The CDC launched a new national campaign designed to motivate adults to make clean hands part of their daily lives. Resources are designed to help raise awareness about the importance of handwashing.

 

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Transportation of the Coronavirus

 

Diversey explains the known method of transportation for the 2019-nCoV and prevention practices for businesses to help reduce the potential for transmission.

 

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Public Health Alert for Passengers

Published 01/23/2020

Transporters and travelers should take extra cleanliness precautions to reduce the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus. The CDC has increased the alert to a Level 2 and issued health screenings for some travelers

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Latest Resources

Glimmer of Hope for Aviation?
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Glimmer of Hope for Aviation?

Recent creative promotions from airlines after the reduction of strict government mandates reveal an appetite for future travel.

CDC Decision Tools
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CDC Decision Tools

The CDC has released six one-page “decision tool” documents to tell organizations what they should consider before reopening.

Alleviate Fears
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Alleviate Fears

Many workers have health and safety concerns when returning to their facilities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Resources

Occupational Safety Health Administration COVID-19



This webpage provides includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19.



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CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers



Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known.



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ASHRAE Coronavirus Preparedness Resources



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from ASHRAE and Others. This webpage provides easily accessible resources from ASHRAE to building industry professionals.



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