As a general business practice, employers should routinely anticipate and prepare for emergencies to ensure minimal interruption to their business. While West Africa is experiencing the largest Ebola epidemic in history, there have been very few cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ebola virus does not pose a substantial risk to the United States general population. Nonetheless, the potential Ebola threat is causing a great deal of public concern, which employers should be prepared to address. In addition, employers need to be ready to respond to an increase in the severity of the potential Ebola threat.

To adequately prepare for the unique circumstances presented by the potential Ebola threat, consider utilizing the following materials:

  1. Ebola Virus Disease Labor & Employment Guidance
  2. Sample Ebola Response Policy
  3. List of Resources on the Ebola Virus Disease 

Should you need further guidance, please call contact Dorsey's Labor & Employment group.