COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 9, 2020)— Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday declared a state of emergency after Ohio officials identified the first three cases of COVID-19 in the state. If the coronavirus spreads throughout the state as it has in others, like Washington, that will likely mean quarantine and a major change in how work is done.
Katy Delaney, director of media relations at Battelle, said that her company is encouraging telecommuting, reduced business travel, increased housekeeping and public health campaigns. She said Battelle is trying to be very transparent in addressing employee concerns about the virus.
“We are communicating every day with our employees about this,” Delaney said. “In fact, we had a big panel discussion last week with our doctor on staff and our human resources person and other experts to field questions from staff members.”
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