New Facts on Coronavirus Should be Continually Monitored by Employers

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New Facts on Coronavirus Should be Continually Monitored by Employers

By Francis P. Alvarez, Michael H. Neifach, Amy L. Peck, Katharine C. Weber, Brian Shyr, Tara K. Burke, & Bonnie B. Edwards

Jackson Lewis P.C.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, continues to raise not only health concerns, but issues for employers and employees. Information about the virus continues to evolve. After the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency due to the 2019-nCoV, the Trump Administration announced that, as of 5:00 pm ET on Feb. 2, 2020, all non-U.S. citizens who had visited China (not including Hong Kong and Macau) within the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the U.S. would be temporarily banned from entering the country. The complete ban excludes Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) and close family members of U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders, among others. For additional details, read more.

***This article originally appeared on the Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management blog and was reposted on the DMEC website with their permission.***