On 30 Jan 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Employers should consider the implications of the outbreak on employee travel and review whether their policies on health emergencies need updating. Employers also may want to educate employees about how to prevent the spread of disease and provide resources for additional information. This roundup provides links to global resources and agency websites to help employers concerned about travel and worksite issues associated with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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