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Miami Herald: Andrew Gordon and Megan Coughlin Outline Steps for Employers to Prevent a Workplace Coronavirus Outbreak

February 19, 2020

Hinshaw's Andrew Gordon and Megan Coughlin recently co-authored a Miami Herald article titled "South Florida employers should brace for the potential impact of Covid-19." The pair focus on the mounting concern over the Covid-19 coronavirus, and outline steps employers can take to help prevent a viral outbreak in their workplace.

According to Gordon and Coughlin, employers—particularly those with the responsibility to maintain a safe workplace in accordance with OSHA—should brace themselves for the potential impact of the coronavirus. Covid-19 has spread to at least 24 countries, and was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization. The authors recommend employers to limit any nonessential travel by employees to regions affected by the virus; remind employees of best practices to avoid the spread of disease; and create an "infectious disease outbreak response plan" if they have not done so already.

Read the full article on The Miami Herald website

"South Florida employers should brace for the potential impact of Covid-19," was published by The Miami Herald on February 14, 2020

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