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All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers: Encourage workers to stay home if sick. Encourage respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes. Provide a place to wash hands or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% alcohol. Limit worksite access to only essential workers, if possible. Establish flexible worksites (e.g.,...
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Rapid Testing COVID-19 and Strategy to Return to Work Prepared by Melissa Linner, MD Medical Director Mercy Workplace Health Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided guidance for significant available testing capacity for rapid COVID-19 testing. This test is a nasopharyngeal swab that has FDA Emergency Use Authorization. The results currently are...
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Due to the current situation of COVID-19, Affinia has evaluated all of our options and have decided to cancel this year’s conference and focus on 2021. While we were excited to bring such a robust schedule of speakers and topics, we recognize the strain this virus is putting on everyone and the focus right now...
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Last month, the National Business Group on Health released its annual survey of the nation’s largest employers on health benefits. Unfortunately, the results are consistent with what’s been observed in the literature for years – healthcare costs are expected to increase 5% in 2020, exceeding $15,000 per employee. In the midst of rising costs, employers are starting...
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A team-based approach designed to transform the primary care experience Current health care trends reveal an increasing number of primary care physicians and teams experiencing burnout, making it harder for patients to access quality health care. Rising health care costs, performance-based reimbursement, and doing more with less all affect patient care and provider satisfaction. What...
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