“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic

As states enacted stay-at-home advisories or orders, businesses and workers deemed essential were universally excepted from these rules or recommendations. Yet these orders contained no guidance on how to protect essential workers who are at increased risk for poor outcomes because of advanced age or chronic conditions. Data on occupational risk for Covid-19 are not robust. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that health care workers account for at least 11% of reported SARSCoV-2 infections. One hospital in Spain reported that 11.6% of its 6800 employees tested positive for the virus.

“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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