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Doubling Down on Masks to Prevent COVID-19

When you choose the right kind of mask and wear it correctly, risk of exposure to COVID-19 is reduced by about 96 percent, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People have lots of reasons for not wearing a mask. Maybe they...

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Urging Employers to Support COVID-19 Vaccination for Employees

By Christopher Jankosky, M.D., M.P.H. At WorkCare, our team of occupational physicians highly recommends that employers facilitate COVID-19 vaccination for employees, either in their community or workplace, as soon as the opportunity arises. The COVID-19 vaccines that are FDA-authorized for emergency use are safe and effective. The vaccine has been...

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Groundhog Day Reminders to Uplift COVID-Weary Employees

By Karen O’Hara Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day – midpoint between winter solstice in December and the spring equinox in March. As legend has it, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If there is no shadow, then spring will come early. While...

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Keeping an Eye on the COVID Exposure-Risk Ball

Employers who monitor COVID-19 case rates and contact tracing data have a heightened awareness of exposure risks and can adjust accordingly to better protect their employees. However, keeping an eye on the COVID-19 ball can be more complicated than it sounds, especially for companies with multiple-site, interstate or nationwide operations....

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