A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges companies to allow their employees to work from home to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19. Researchers found that employees who worked in an office setting were twice as likely to test positive. The agency said companies should do their best to promote telework options for their employees. When that is not possible, the CDC advised companies to implement coronavirus safety plans to ensure the health and safety of all workers.
"Within the critical infrastructure and other workplaces where telework options are not possible, worker safety measures should continue to be scaled up by creating a COVID-19 preparedness response plan, implementing essential infection prevention and control measures (e.g., social distancing, wearing masks, provision of personal protective equipment, daily health checks, hand hygiene, sanitation, and disinfection), as well as enhancing policies to protect employees and the community," the CDC wrote.