With COVID cases rising, here’s how employers can keep employees healthy

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With COVID cases rising, here’s how employers can keep employees healthy

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As we enter fall, a time when respiratory diseases like the flu, RSV and COVID-19 start to spread rapidly, it is important for employers to take the right steps in order to keep their employees healthy.

Our partners at the National Alliance of Health Care Purchaser Coalitions compiled a short, two-page guide for how to navigate another respiratory illness season.

Frequent communication and staying ahead of the curve are key to the steps employers can take to ensure all of their employees remain illness free this fall and winter.

And with news of the recent federal approval of a new COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, employers can improve access by setting up clinics for employees to receive both flu and COVID-19 shots at no cost to the employee.

The start of the fall season also offers an opportunity to encourage employees to connect with a primary care providers. Not only can it serve as a chance for the employee to receive appropriate vaccinations, they can establish a relationship that will have an important impact on their care. The Alliance’s reporting in the past year has highlighted that those without primary care providers typically receive a lower quality of care and often are not getting necessary preventative care.

We encourage employers to share this document. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Giambalvo, the Alliance’s Director of Member Engagement and Business Strategy, at dgiambalvo@wahealthalliance.org.