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Now that coronavirus has arrived in Charlotte, many local employers are acting swiftly to move work online, discontinue business travel, and enact new guidelines in the likely event there are more cases.
New guidelines for employers: On Thursday afternoon, Governor Roy Cooper and other state officials released additional guidance for employers.
- Any event that expects to have 100 or more people present should be rescheduled, canceled, or modified.
- Employers should “use teleworking to the greatest extent possible,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
- Employers should hold large meetings remotely.
- Employers are being asked to maximize sick leave benefits and encourage employees to stay home if they’re ill.
We’ll be following what Charlotte-area businesses are doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic and regularly updating this story. Employers below are grouped by industry.