Breaking News: 3/17/2020
County Health Officer issues order to slow spread of COVID-19
County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick issued a Health Officer’s Order today, March 17, to protect the health and well-being of Orange County, Calif. residents. “We are taking these mitigation steps in line with a directive issued by Governor Newsom to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, County Health Officer. “We recognize community members may experience anxiety related to the social disruption caused by COVID-19, and want to encourage residents to reach out to loved ones using appropriate methods like telephone, video messaging, email, and text.” As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this Order may be revised and/or extended at any time. For general information about COVID-19, please call the OC Health Care Agency’s Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448, visit www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus, or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth). For any further questions, please call the County of Orange Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085.
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Coronavirus: How Can Employers Manage This Fast-Changing Situation?
The subject on top of everyone’s mind right now is the coronavirus. What is happening, what does it mean for employers, how bad is it going to get? While no one has all the answers at this point, there are things that employers can do and should be thinking about to protect their employees and their businesses. First and foremost – don’t panic!
What to know: Check resources regularly for updates and information on the virus, because things are changing quickly around the world; this includes, but is not limited to, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Johns Hopkins University.
Preventative measures: There are several things that employers can do to be prepared and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Click here to read more.