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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Health Department releases toolkit to help workplaces navigate Omicron surge

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To help strengthen organizational prevention and response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released an updated COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces. 

First released in Sept. 2020, this updated toolkit will provide employers with guidance and resources to slow current and future surges of COVID-19 in their workplaces. The toolkit includes quarantine and isolation guidance, prevention strategies and sample policies, testing information, vaccination information, exposure notification templates and printable flyers. The toolkit also includes a risk assessment and mitigation tool that will help employers evaluate their current prevention measures and make changes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in their workplaces. These resources will equip businesses and organizations with the tools they need to protect their employees and customers. 

The complete toolkit can be found at http://health.springfieldmo.gov/business.

The Health Department is urging businesses to do their part to help Slow the Surge using the resources provided in this toolkit. As cases continue to rise, everyone should wear a mask to prevent the spread of the virus, get vaccinated and receive a booster dose, get tested if exposed to COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms and stay at home if they’re sick.  

Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should get tested. Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing at the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and can be made online at health.springfieldmo.gov/testing or by calling the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211

Those who are not yet vaccinated should do so as soon as possible, and everyone who is eligible should get a booster dose. Booster doses are shown to significantly reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. For vaccination opportunities, visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 call center at 417-874-1211. Those receiving a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department clinic are eligible to receive a $50 gift card while supplies last.

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