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What are some additional talking points about the virus for co-workers?

This question is from a series of questions and answers on Worker Rights and Strategies for Staying Safe During COVID-19 created by National COSH to support workers during the pandemic.

WHAT ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TALKING POINTS ABOUT THE VIRUS FOR CO-WORKERS?

  • COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that ranges from no symptoms to deadly ones. Although an individual's health history is an important factor, we don’t exactly know who will get severely sick.
  • All of us have a responsibility to protect one another. Our employer has a legal obligation to keep us safe, but because employers often prioritize profits or so-called “productivity” over safety, workers must act together to make sure our jobs are as safe as possible.
  • COVID-19 is transmitted through breathing infected particles (through your nose or mouth) OR bringing infected particles to your eyes, mouth, or nose. You can get others sick even if you don’t have symptoms. In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have learned a great deal about how it is transmitted and how it can be controlled. With support from COSH groups, worker centers, and unions, we can and must work together to reduce risks and stop the spread of this deadly virus. 
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