The CDC explained that a sustained outbreak in the United States could lead to “severe disruptions.” For that reason, AGMA is focusing its response to the Coronavirus around how we can maintain business continuity, and related issues, if an outbreak becomes more severe.
AGMA is monitoring federal, state and local authorities to ensure that updates and relevant information are being shared with our members. We have also begun conversations with some of our AGMA employers so we can ensure a safe and healthy workplace for our members.
We will continue to monitor the situation, seek guidance and best practices from the appropriate health authorities, and share additional information as it comes available.
An AGMA-related FAQ is in the works. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact your designated AGMA staff representative.
RESOURCES FOR AGMA MEMBERS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Guidance. CDC will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.
CDC Newsroom: Latest news, available transcripts, briefing audio, press releases and more.
CDC: What the public should do (infographic)
World Health Organization (WHO): Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Daily updates.
OSHA: Information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19.
YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Coordination with federal, state, and local health officials is strongly encouraged for all businesses so that timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses in each location where their operations reside. Since the intensity of an outbreak may differ according to geographic location, local health officials will be issuing guidance specific to their communities.
For your information below are some key local health departments’ coronavirus pages.
- Boston Health Commission
- Chicago Dept.of Health
- Colorado Dept. of Public Health
- District of Columbus Dept. of Health
- Florida Dept. of Health
- Georgia Dept. of Public Health
- Los Angeles County Public Health
- Missouri Dept. of Health
- New Orleans Dept. of Health
- New York City Department of Health
- Ohio Dept. of Health
- Pennsylvania Health Dept.
- San Francisco Dept. of Public Heath
- Seattle/Washington Dept. of Health
- Texas Dept. of Health
- Washington State Dept. of Health