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  • Shutting down business if an employee develops COVID-19

     Shraddha updated 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Alice

    Member
    May 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    If an employee who has been in the workplace develops COVID-19, as an employer am I required to shut down my business?

    • This discussion was modified 8 months ago by  Alice.
  • Shraddha

    Moderator
    May 17, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Alice,

    In such a situation I suggest your response will necessarily depend on the amount of exposure and the safety risk to other workers. All employees who came into contact with the worker should be sent home to mitigate against a further spread of the illness. In some cases, this may mean that all employees in the workplace will need to be sent home. In others, it may mean that only those employees in one department or on one floor will need to self-isolate for a period of time.

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