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COVID-19 & THE WORKPLACE

Find information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. This includes educational tools, guidance documents, and links to resources for preventing work-related COVID-19. ​

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Updated Get the Most out of Masking 

Check out our updated Get the Most out of Masking and graph of masks from most effective to least effective to know which masks provide the best protection against COVID-19. 

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Krishna Surasi, MD, MPH, an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer positioned within the Occupational Health Branch and the Environmental Health Investigations Branch, published Effectiveness of Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Outbreak among Horse Racetrack Workers, California, USA. Dr. Surasi investigated a workplace COVID-19 outbreak and found that positive BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests identified some infected workers for isolation four days faster than RT-PCR testing alone would have, but negative BinaxNOW results still need confirmatory testing.

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