CLEARED4’s CEO, Dr. Soumi Eachempati, MD, FACS, FCCM provides advice to companies for keeping employees safe and healthy this holiday season.
Last year we saw spikes in COVID-19 cases the week following each holiday - and given the Delta variant is 4X more transmissible, the vaccine effectiveness is waning and only 10% of adults have received the booster. Dr. Soumi expects to see spikes in COVID-19 cases again in the weeks following Thanksgiving and Christmas.
To protect workers and prevent business disruption, companies can:
-Encourage employees to work from home following Thanksgiving and Christmas
-Stagger in-office work times
-Encourage vaccinations and 3rd shot/boosters
-Mask and social distance
Have a healthy and safe holiday season.