The Coronavirus: Guidance from the US Small Business Administration

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people.  Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.  The SBA has provided Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to the CDC, they are working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government with the public health response to COVID-19.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.

The CDC is providing Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan, prepare and respond to the COVID-19.  In addition, the CDC also states that older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.