Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Nicholas A. Christakis+ Your Authors @NAChristakis Sterling Professor of Social & Natural Science at Yale. Physician. Author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Luckily wed @ErikaChristakis Mar. 12, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

If you are an employer, what can you do to decrease social mixing (the number of contacts a person has, on average, with other people)? This is important because it helps "flatten the curve" of the epidemic, spreading out the incidence of cases of COVID-19 over time. 1/

Some things employers can do:
1) Allow anyone who wants to, and can, to work from home. This also helps those who cannot work from home, by reducing their contacts!
2) Stagger work hours so that the total number of people in the workplace at any given time is smaller. 2/

3) Incentivize sick leave by giving employees a 50% bonus on existing sick time.
4) Implement cafeteria policy of only one person per table, with quick eating.
5) Cancel all non-essential in-person meetings.
6) Only require essential people for any given meeting. 3/

All of this is to decrease social mixing, which is the most important thing we can do to confront the COVID19 pandemic. But also:

7) Encourage hand washing.
8) Increase cleaning crews to clean surfaces (alas, how often is hard to estimate). 4/


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