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COVID-19 testing and screening guidelines for employers

COVID 19 Coronavirus

July 14, 2020

An overview of common questions on testing and screening.

Many organizations are preparing plans to restart business operations after either operating in a diminished capacity or ceasing operations during COVID-19 stay at home orders. Employers are focused on how they can best protect their workers, families, and the community, and many are considering what role testing and screening can play. This testing and screening overview will help to answer many common questions. This is a rapidly changing field, and there are likely to be substantial advances in testing and screening in coming months.


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