February 24, 2020
Forty-eight large employer members of Business Group on Health responded to this survey, conducted between February 13 and February 20, 2020. The purpose of this survey was to determine how large employers are supporting their employees both within and outside of novel coronavirus quarantine areas.
- Coronavirus has impacted employer operations inside of quarantine areas, with more than two-thirds having suspended operations in at least some locations.
- Many have implemented different policies to ensure employees are still being paid during the coronavirus outbreak. Most employers have indicated that they offer pay continuation to employees under quarantine.
- Large employers have implemented a number of strategies for employees and operations outside the quarantine area as well, including: travel restrictions, canceling in-person meetings/events, communications to educate employees, and working with local, national and international public health agencies.