DBusiness Magazine publishes blog "Employers – Frequent Communication With Employees is Key During Pandemic" written by Butzel Long attorney Rebecca Davies
Pandemic preparation is nothing new for employers. A pandemic was declared in 2009 due to the H1N1 flu, in 2014 for the Zika virus outbreak, and then for the Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016.
However, the recent closure of schools, churches, professional and college sports, along with multiple activities and establishments, due to COVID-19 is unprecedented. The stated goal for these closures is to contain the spread of COVID-19.
But what does this mean for employers? Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer. The employer’s response is generally dependent on the goods or services it provides and the makeup of its workforce. However, the key is frequent communication with your employees.