• Information for Businesses – Coronavirus 2019

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    February 27, 2020
    Information for Businesses – Coronavirus 2019
    The 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a center of daily new reports. The CDC, Nebraska DHHS, and Sarpy/Cass Health Department continue to communicate and coordinate important information to community partners and community members. To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 or the flu remember to:  
    • Get a flu shot
    • Cover our mouth when you cough, and if you use a tissue throw it in the trash and then wash your hands
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. 
    • If you are sick, stay home. 
    • Avoid close contact – basically within six feet – of people who are sick. 
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces 
    CDC Travel Recommendations Updates
    As of this week, the travel notices/recommendations have expanded due to recent outbreaks in other countries other than mainland China. Below is a direct link for the CDC website that provide more information on travel and precautions. 
    CDC travel link on (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
    If your organization has had employees return from mainland China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan please have them contact the Health Department at 402-537-6970 or http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx so that we can provide them with appropriate health guidance and next steps. See DHHS press release below regarding recommendations for recent travels to the above mentioned areas.
    Recommendations for your business
    As COVID-19 is an evolving situation we want to make sure that all business partners have plans in place. The document is a great place to start if your facility doesn’t have a plan in preparation for an outbreak on the Pandemic Flu. Get Your Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu.
    Additional information for businesses is available on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html
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