The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published interim guidance for business and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about COVID-19.
To help reduce transmission among employees, the CDC recommends to actively encourage sick employees to stay home:
- Employees who have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) should notify their supervisor and stay home.
- Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with health care providers and state and local health departments.
- Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.
The CDC also suggests maintaining a healthy work environment by increase the ventilation rates, or by increasing the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system.
As part of the CDC's interim guidance, it also has published a fact sheet for airport workers that includes:
- Airline Customer Service and Gate Agents
- Airport Baggage and Cargo Handlers
- Airport Custodial Staff
- Airport Passenger Assistance Workers
- Aircraft Maintenance Workers
Most importantly the fact sheet includes: What Aircraft Maintenance Workers Need to Know about COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.
The Aircraft Electronics Association encourages each member to review the CDC's guidance on how to work in a safe and healthy environment.
More information can be found on the AEA COVID-19 resource page available to all members.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-589-1144.