Schaffner Report: Coronavirus Special Edition

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, US public health officials are ramping up preparedness response efforts at the local, state, and national levels, including quarantines and travel restrictions.

Hospitals and healthcare systems are taking infection control precautions, businesses are reexamining telework and sick leave policies, and families are talking about what to do if schools are closed. There are several steps that individuals can take to plan for a potential outbreak.

In this special edition of the Schaffner Report, William Schaffner, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO Marla Dalton, CAE, about what members of the public and healthcare professionals should and should not do during the current COVID-19 outbreak:

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