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COVID-19 symptom testing available online

To help alleviate some of the strain on the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed an online assessment bot for patients.

The Coronavirus Self-Checker helps guide people to make decisions about seeking proper medical care.

CDC’s system isn’t meant for diagnosis or treatment. The bot leads the user through a series of questions. Depending on the answers, the bot then suggests a course of action.

It was co-developed by Microsoft.

People with emergency symptoms, including trouble breathing or blue lips or face, should seek medical attention immediately.

More COVID-19 info for employers

Complying with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is challenging because so much of the new law is long on legal mandates and what employers must do, but short on the details of how to do it. Employers are left confused and not sure where to start.

Our 75-minute workshop, Unpacking the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Employers, provides up-to-date guidance on how to interpret what the Paid Sick Leave and expanded Family Medical Leave provisions of the FFCRA actually mean; and what employers need to do now to comply with the new mandates.

The workshop addresses:

  • How (and when) paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits laws interact
  • Calculating paid sick leave for your part-time workers
  • What if an employee refuses to come to work out of fear COVID-19 exposure?
  • How overtime hours factor into calculating wages for paid sick leave or FMLA
  • What are the penalties are for not complying with the FFCRA?
  • How intermittent leave under traditional FMLA factors into the FFCRA
  • Bonus Handout – 6 QUALIFYING REASONS FOR PAID SICK LEAVE

A Note to Our Valued Attendees Impacted by COVID-19:

We understand that due to Covid-19, most people are working remotely and in multiple locations, so we’re granting access to accommodate such situations.

After registering, simply reply to your invite email with a list of all the folks who will need additional access links.

Click here for more information.

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