According to a new survey, 43% of Americans say they are concerned to that will contract coronavirus, while 45% are worried about how an outbreak may affect their ability to work and earn a salary. It is essential to offer information that will provide comfort to employees and enable them to do their jobs without worrying about all the “what ifs.” According to one survey, here’s what business leaders are planning and/or doing:
- 92% of employers say they will send special communications to help workers with the outbreak. Only 4% say they won’t send something, and 4% say they aren’t sure what they will do.
- Almost all employers say they will let workers (as possible) work from home whether they are symptomatic, asymptomatic, or asymptomatic caregivers.
- 40-70% of employers plan to offer pay continuation.
- Nearly 80% say they will offer paid sick leave to symptomatic workers, but 30% or fewer say they plan to provide this benefit to asymptomatic workers or caregivers.
- More than half of Americans surveyed (54%) believe that employers are responsible for protecting the public during this type of crisis. Nearly half (45%) say they trust their employer more than the news media (44%) for information about COVID-19.