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Small businesses rely heavily on their employees for the business to properly function. Currently, these employees might be subjected to environments where coming in contact with COVID-19 is a possibility. Employers must be aware of the guidelines in place in the event their employees come in contact with an individual that has tested positive for the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone who has come in contact with a positive case of the virus should stay at home for 14 days after their last exposure to the person with the virus. More information can be found in When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 on the CDC website.

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Business owners will have to make decisions on employee health issues based on the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health requirements and guidelines. It is important to keep up with the most current information on the virus. Monitor the cdc.gov, alabamapublichealth.gov, as well as AlabamaReady.info for the latest information.

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