The Coronavirus is all over the news, companies are defaulting to remote work, events are shutting down, travel is being banned and people are being quarantined. But what can you do? What do you need to know? We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources to ensure you’re prepared, below.

Follow the Coronavirus Live

If you’re looking for a live-update, with statistics and numbers – this one is for you. Track the virus, the number of cases, the areas in which it has been detected and more, here.

What Are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

“The good news is that with careful attention to employee safety and legal preparedness, employers can minimize employees’ risk of infection and their own legal risks.” Here are eight steps companies should take regarding the Coronavirus.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

As this is new to everyone, and we’re all learning as we go on how to take precaution, prevention and how to prepare – here are some recommended strategies from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on actions to take such as “actively encourage sick employees to stay home” “separating sick employees” and “ emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees”. Read more, here.

Major Companies Updating Sick Leave Policies in Response to Coronavirus

“Several major companies operating in the U.S. have updated their sick-leave policies to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading. As we proactively monitor the impact of the coronavirus, we are continuously evaluating our policies to provide flexibility and reasonable accommodations”. Read more on what major companies are doing to take caution.

Steps to Prevent Illness

The virus is spread easier than we think. “Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), AND/OR through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.” Here are steps you can take to prevent it.

How Coronavirus is Affecting the Economy: What You Need to Know

“Will the market take a hit? It sure could. But guess what? It will bounce back. It always does. And when it recovers, you stand to make a nice return. But if you pull out when things look bad, it’s a dumb move because you’re out of the game completely.” Read more to find out what to do if you’re investing, during this period.

 

You may contract the Coronavirus, with or without knowing it and pass it along to someone else whom the virus can severely affect. Be responsible, considerate, aware and act accordingly.

 

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