How Employers Should Handle Voluntary Travel Amid COVID-19
There is very little guidance from the CDC on how one should handle voluntary travel within the United States as the stay-at-home orders open up. If you are concerned with employee vacations, it is best to discuss with your employees the risks involved and the appropriateness of self-quarantining.
If they are able to work from home, you may want to request that they do so. If they are unable to work from home, you should discuss whether you will require them to take paid time off, or whether you will pay them to remain at home. Finally, we encourage you to do some research. The CDC has an up-to-date tracker of infection rates for all counties across the country. Having a clear understanding of the risks before employees go on vacation should help to guide your decision about self-quarantining upon return.
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