Coronavirus: What Employers need to know

The initial outbreak of coronavirus, which causes flu-like symptoms and severe pneumonia, was centered around an animal market in Wuhan City, China. The virus spreads by person-to-person transmission, allowing it to spread into the United States and other countries around the world.

While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention considers coronavirus a serious public health concern, the immediate risk to Americans is still low. Knowledge, caution, and preparation can help protect employees, which will in turn protect employers and their businesses.