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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is now a pandemic, meaning a global outbreak of disease. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 epidemic a national emergency

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Contractor safety means paying attention to social distancing. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in a city, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Different parts of the United States see different levels of COVID-19 activity. U.S. COVID-19 cases include those among travelers, cases among close contacts of a known cause, and community spread. Many types of workers may have similar exposure risks as other members of the general American public.

CDC Guidelines

There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 as the outbreak investigation continues. According to the CDC, spread from person to person is most likely among close contacts (about 6 feet). How do people catch it? When an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

In addition to OSHA guidance, for contractor safety, employers and workers should consult interim CDC guidance specific to COVID-19. CDC also provides tips on what the general public should do during the ongoing outbreak.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers COVID-19 planning guidance, information for workers and employers concerned about contractor safety. Need support for your business? Click here for more details.

Additional Reading

There is no shortage of tools to help you succeed during these challenging times.

Here’s some additional reading for living in today’s world of social distancing. 

Whether you are new to working from home, or you commonly do it, here’s a range of resources and fresh tips to update your sales process, improve organization, close more business with home financing, and how to manage communications during COVID.

  • Working from Home – Is Your Sales Process Ready? Click here.
  • What Does it Mean to Work from Home as a Contractor? Click here.
  • Home Improvement Financing that Helps You Close More Business. Click here.
  • Over Communicate with Your Clients During COVID-19. Click here.
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