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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends isolation to separate people infected with COVID-19 from people who are not infected.

This article compiles important information from the CDC. Visit www.cdc.gov/covid-19 for more information.

Who Needs to Isolate?

People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area, and using a separate bathroom, if available. Read More Button

This article compiles expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Purpose

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of households where persons under investigation or those with confirmed COVID-19 reside or may be in self-isolation. These guidelines are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public.

This article compiles important information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit www.cdc.gov/covid-19 for more information.

This article contains important information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding quarantining after a COVID-19 exposure.

What Is a Quarantine?

A quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. It helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with a virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health and follow directions from their state or local health department.

As a result of the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brings, businesses must review their internal protocols to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their workforce and manage their operations.

This is particularly true as it relates to housekeeping and sanitation best practices, especially given how precise these procedures need to be, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health officials. This document provides an overview of cleaning recommendations from the CDC and includes a sample log that businesses can use during their cleaning and sanitization procedures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of masks and face coverings in public, and CDC Director Robert Redfield expanded on the topic during a discussion hosted by medical journal JAMA.

Redfield stated, "If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I think in four, six, eight weeks we could bring this epidemic under control." During the discussion, Redfield noted that “we are not defenseless against COVID-19,” stating that “cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus— particularly when used universally within a community setting. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families and their communities.’’

When workplace health and safety incidents happen, it’s important to respond appropriately—that’s where incident investigations can help. Conducting an investigation allows employers to identify potential health and safety failings that led to the incident and make necessary workplace adjustments to help prevent future incidents. Review this...