Updated: Apr 2, 2020
This is an outline of frequently asked questions I'm getting as a HR consultant to small to medium business owners regarding the COVID-19.
This unprecedented pandemic has the potential to drive significant business and operational impact on us as small business owners. It is critical that we have a clear idea of your options and obligations. I can't stress enough how important lines of communications your employees, as well as clients and third-party entities at this time.
Please note this advice may not be applicable if you have your small business has specific/differing policies, agreements or procedures.
What if workers suspect they have symptoms of COVID-19?
It is important that they stay away from work if they have only mild symptoms and follow advice from the department of health.
See the nearest emergency hospital for testing, or call the local GP as many pathologists are now able to test for COVID-19
They must not return until a clearance is provided or the isolation period is over.