2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Monitoring For Employees

Occupational Health Clinic
February 3, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that has emerged in Wuhan City (Hubei Province), China and has caused respiratory illness. It appears to have first started from exposure to animals at a seafood and animal market.  The incubation period (time from exposure to development of symptoms) can be up to 14 days.

Coping with Recent Violent Events

Work/Life Connections
August 22, 2019

Social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults, and other events has been graphic and intense. In general, experiencing violence can result in serious psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While people may not develop a psychological disorder after hearing first-hand accounts or viewing graphic, real-time images of these events, people do experience strong emotions, such as fear, sadness, grief, and anger.

Annual TB Testing for Employees No Longer Required

Occupational Health Clinic
July 8, 2019

​Based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, employees no longer need annual TB testing.  The CDC's new guidelines no longer recommend routine annual TB testing for health care workers, and the "Tuberculin (TB) Skin Testing: for Health Care Personnel" policy has been updated to reflect the CDC's recommendations.  The CDC made this new recommendation as a result of efforts that showed that the U.S.